St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial backs labeling but not over health concerns

The GMO-free label on Cheerios is an indication that the consumer has won a battle for more information and transparency. That’s worth cheering.

But it does not mean that Cheerios are any more or less healthy than they were before.

People want to make informed decisions. They want to know how their food is being produced and processed, even if their buying decisions don’t reflect that. Putting the non-GMO label on a box of Cheerios may make consumers feel like they are buying a purer product.

The reality is that we are far from developing diets that don’t include GMOs. Almost all corn and soybeans grown in the United States are grown with GMO seeds, and most processed food contains those products.

Read the full original article: Editorial: GMO-free labeling is a good thing, but not for health reasons

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