Should GMO Foods Be Labeled?

This election season, two states, Colorado and Oregon, have GMO labeling laws on their ballots. Three more, Vermont, Maine and Connecticut have already passed labeling laws, though they have yet to take effect.  Similar measures were voted on and failed narrowly in California and Washington, where labeling opponents spent $80 million or so campaigning against them, and the pro-labeling folks spent less than a quarter of that. Most arguments for labeling focus on the right of people to know what's in their foods and to make choices based on what consumers want to eat and feed their families.  Those against labeling cite the cost and that research shows that foods created from GMOs are not dangerous. We still don't have answers about whether or not genetically modified crops are good or bad for us or for our livestock or for the environment. There are plenty of folks who argue the different sides pretty strongly, but the data and the studies are not conclusive in either direction. Since it's a question we hear a lot: "Are genetically modified crops and products safe?", it would be great to see convincing evidence one way or another. For now, though, we're asking the questions. And wondering if it's reasonable to know what's in our food. I

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