More than 96% of Americans support labeling genetically modified foods. Yet while some grocery chains, like Whole Foods, have pledged to label their store-brand products, for the most part we're still left in the dark. Labeling GMOs shouldn't be the exception -- it should be the law. Here are five reasons why:
The science is still out. It may be years before we understand all of GMO's impacts -- some studies have suggested that GMO crops can create "superweeds" and harm wildlife.
They're designed for increased pesticides. Many GMO crops are designed for increased pesticides and herbicides, which have been linked to serious health impacts.
Everyone else is doing it. The U.S. is one of only two industrialized countries that still doesn't label GMO foods.
There's little independent testing. GMO products usually don’t undergo independent testing before they wind up on store shelves.
It's our right. It's a basic consumer right: We should know what's in the food we feed to our families.
Please take a second to tell your legislator: Protect my right to know, and label GMO foods!
Please Support GMO Labeling
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