The great GMO labeling con

| November 8, 2013
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Marc Bellemare, assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture at the University of Minnesota, writes that the “right to know” motivation behind GMO labeling campaigns are really a front for their real goals–to demonize GMOs altogether and promote the organic food market.

As a consequence of the Washington state legislature voting on resolution 522 this week, there has been much talk in the media about GMO labeling lately. For most advocates of GMO labeling, the whole idea behind the resolution (and similar resolutions elsewhere) is about people’s right to know what’s in their food.

But is it? Or is “the people’s right to know what’s in their food” argument a red herring, given that those who advocate GMO labeling are also those who stand most to gain (i.e., organic producers) from a combination of rousing up a food scare surrounding GMOs and compulsory GMO labels?

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