Today I was listening to NPR on my way to work. I’m not sure if this is the exact article I was listening to, but basically it was talking about how GMO labeling is increasingly becoming a misleading label.
As you know, GMO means Genetically Modified Organism. There is no scientific evidence saying that GMOs are detrimental to your health. This is because scientists just configure the DNA of an organism to yield a more desirable offspring. They are basically helping to speed up the evolution of the plant, which is a natural process.
“The world’s leading scientists say GMOs are safe” – NPR
The misconception has to do with the confusion between GMO vs. organic labeling, and believe me…marketers are taking advantage of this.
93% of Americans voted that they want a GMO label…but is that really what they want? A non-GMO labeled product can be laced with more pesticides than it’s GMO equivalent.
What consumers should be looking for is the Organic label. Organic products are already non-GMO by definition.
This confusion has resulted in companies labeling their products as non-GMO to increase profits, when in reality…the only known harmful ingredients are still there.
Don’t be deceived by marketing schemes and be informed about your next purchase! GMO’s shouldn’t be the priority for labeling, but pesticides should be.
I support Organic labels and don’t focus on GMO labels. How about you?