I am one of many interested in this topic.
We already have laws in place for labeling food products. The problem is that GMO companies are fighting against GMO labeling, but not because they don't want to be forced to label their products as containing GMO. Rather, they fight these laws to prevent companies from labeling their natural products as non-GMO. They don't want their GMO products to be put at a competitive disadvantage versus products labeled as non-GMO.
If a consumer goes to the store and there are two bushels of corn, one labeled non-GMO and the other labeled GMO, the belief is that the non-GMO would be preferred. GMO products would be at a disadvantage if they are labeled, so the GMO industry is fighting the labeling.
For consumers who want open disclosure in this area, product labeling makes sense. For the market to make proper decisions, product labeling makes sense. But for the GMO industry, product labeling is troublesome because it provides consumers with a differentiating factor between GMO and non-GMO products. The GMO industry wants everyone to just think corn is corn is corn, and GMO or non-GMO does not matter.
For many consumers however, it does matter.
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