Is best way to dispel GMO myths to label foods containing them?

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. . .[I]t is time for the food industry and advocates of genetically engineered crops to stand up for their products and put a label on them.

This could be the best way to make consumers confront their irrational fears. . .and to save an important technology that is too easily demonized by companies—like Whole Foods and Chipotle—that exploit consumer ignorance to seek competitive advantage. . .

. . .[P]olls continue to show that most Americans fear that GMOs may harm their health. . . .

Statistics like these scare . . .food manufacturers who have opposed mandatory GMO labeling laws . . . .

But food producers may be more worried than they need to be. . . .

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What better way to dispel the myths and fears about GMOs than to label the 70%-80% of packaged foods that. . .contain them? . . . consumers will realize they have been eating GMOs for years without adverse effect. . .

This education of . . .consumers around the world—would not only be welcomed by farmers and food producers, it also would aid the poor. . . and malnourished for whom advanced seed technology offers hope for a better future.

Read full, original post: Stand Up for GMO Foods by Labeling Them

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