5 Reasons Why We Really Need Mandatory GMO Labeling


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Consumers have a right to know what it is in the food they buy. Many people do not want to eat food products with genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. While several states have passed GMO labeling laws, there is not a federal requirement. That means that in most places in the U.S. consumers still don’t know whether a product they buy contains GMOs.

One government official has an idea. Recently, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack suggested that smart phones could be used to scan bar codes on food packages. “Industry could solve that issue in a heartbeat," Vilsack the Associated Press.

But barcoding is not a better way to inform consumers. As Scott Faber, head of the Just Label It campaign, told the AP, “Consumers shouldn't have to have a high-tech smart phone and a 10-gigabyte data plan to know what's in their food.” In other words, good old-fashioned food labels would do the trick.

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By Gina-Marie Cheeseman| March 18, 2015
Categories:  Live

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Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Gina-Marie is a freelance writer armed with a passion for healthy living and a degree in journalism. Hailing from the dry, sunny Central San Joaquin Valley, she hasn't let the heat fry her brain!

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