In a Civil Eats post responding to Scientific American‘s anti-labeling editorial, Ralph Loglisci, former Project Director for the Johns Hopkins Healthy Monday Project, writes that if GMOs are safe to eat, the agriculture companies should be labeling them. Loglisci, a food and health policy writer, argues that Scientific American‘s claim that Americans would be confused by GMO labels is insulting to consumers. He also notes that several other countries have either mandated labeling or banned GMOs altogether, due to health concerns.
If [Scientific American] editors believe, as poll after poll show, that the 93 percent of Americans who support GMO labeling are making their decision based on irrational fears, then they should work harder to convince them that their fears are truly baseless, rather than supporting efforts to deny people the right to truth, transparency, and trust. We can never expect to have a strong democracy, or an enlightened consumer-base for that matter, if we do not ensure citizens are making well-informed decisions.
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