Since the biotech industry first introduced genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques—20 years ago, farmers, politicians and consumers have debated their use. But as the presence of GMOs in food production increases, the debate has changed focus. Now, the public is demanding that if GMOs are used in the production of goods that they be labeled.
Polls show that more than 90% of Americans support mandatory GMO-labeling. While the reasons may vary, it’s clear that consumers want to know what’s in their food. Shouldn’t knowing what’s in our food be a basic right? It enables us to make informed decisions about not only what we purchase, but what we put into our bodies.
Let us break down the claims against GMO-labeling in the infographic below:
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