February 28, 2011
For years now, the Unites States has lagged behind the rest of the world on the issue of GMO labeling. Driven by tremendous public demand for labeling of GMO foods, the countries of the EU mandated labeling of foods containing GMO ingredients back in the late 1990s. Since then, despite overwhelming sentiment on the part of the American public in favor of labeling, the FDA has declined to take any similar action to protect American consumer choice.
MSNBC is polling readers on whether or not they think genetically modified foods should be labeled. At the time of this post, with over 10,000 responses, 89.1% of the poll group feel that labeling is an ethical issue, and that we, as consumers, should be given an informed choice.
Do you feel GMO products should be labeled?