Crops grown from seed genetically engineered to withstand pesticides made up 11.7% of fields planted worldwide, a report released Thursday says.
Genetically modified (GM) products at least should be labeled. Give the consumers the knowledge of what they are eating. Farm groups fight the labeling because they know the smart consumer is going to go for non-GM crops if given the choice.
With a little bit of misinformation and a little bit of ignorance (understandable because chemistry isn't everyone's strong suit), people might scare themselves away from buying something labeled "genetically modified," even if the fears are unjustified.
Let the market decide. If labeling GM foods is such a great idea, it will catch on.
Either way, I think we deserve to know what's in our food.
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