The modern supermarket is full of tough reading material. We see labels of "organic," "natural," "farm-raised," "cage-free," "hormone-free" and "fair trade." But, there's one label we don't see as often as we should: one that reads "Made with Non-GMO Ingredients."
There are debates happening all across the country over whether to require companies to label foods that are made with genetically-modified organisms. After all, recent studies have shown that GMOs cause tumors, organ damage, and premature death in lab rats.
Whether or not your state will soon require GMO labeling on food products, you can do your part by voting with your wallet. Click the button below to pledge only to purchase and eat foods made without GMOs, and go to Non-GMO Project to find out how to tell the difference.
I pledge only to purchase food not made with the use of genetically-modified organisms. I will also encourage my elected representatives to support legislation requiring that foods containing GMOs be labeled.
Washington and New Mexico are the most recent states to advance labeling requirement as efforts to create a federal law continue.
Proposition 37 lost narrowly on Nov. 6, but a brand-new poll has found that a majority of California voters still believe they have a right to know whether their food is genetically engineered