96% of Americans Support Labeling of GMO Foods
The results of an MSNBC poll that posed the question, “Do you believe genetically modified foods should be labeled?” indicate that nearly all Americans believe that foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should indeed be labeled.
Of the nearly 40,000 people who participated in the poll, 96% answered “Yes. It’s an ethical issue — consumers should be informed so they can make a choice.”
It’s not news that most Americans support labeling of GMO foods. Other recent, widely publicized surveys have shown that over 90% of Americans believe that GMO foods should be clearly labeled as such. Yet the USDA has seemingly sided with Big Agra on this one, ignoring public opinion. But this lack of transparency can only continue for so long.
As Ethan A. Huff wrote today in an article on NaturalNews.com:
“Americans, when provided with the information they need and the option to make a rational decision in the matter, continue to oppose GM foods. And when enough of them get fed up with the current racket that prevents transparency and freedom of food choice, the labeling situation may eventually change.”
Are you fed up? Join the fight! Here are some resources to get you started:
- The Organic Consumers Association (Millions Against Monsanto)
Article updated on: March 3rd, 2011