Survey finds support for GMO labeling vastly overstated

Screen Shot at AM

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.

. . . Americans remain divided on their perceptions of all things related to GMOs. . . .the International Food Information Council Foundation explored their thoughts and perceptions of GMO labeling, as well as GMOs in the food supply, in the 2016 Food and Health Survey.

. . . .

More than a quarter of Americans (28 percent) are unsure as to whether . . . to label all GMOs. . . . 44 percent of Americans support an expanded GMO labeling policy that would be applied to all foods containing GMOs. Interestingly, regional differences seem to influence this issue. The greatest approval of the current FDA labeling policy came from the Midwest (25 percent), while the largest disapproval came from the South (8 percent).

. . .

Regarding the use of GMOs in the food supply. . . Nationally, 51 percent were either not sure or did not report favorability or unfavorability. . . .

. . .[O]nly about one-third (34 percent) of Americans report that they are actively avoiding GMOs. . . . These data suggest that although Americans state they want more labeling of GMOs on their foods, the majority are not altering their purchasing behavior of foods based on these labels.

Read full, original post: How Americans Feel About GMOs

Outbreak
Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
Talking Biotech
Genetics Unzipped
Video: Test everyone – Slovakia goes its own way to control COVID

Video: Test everyone – Slovakia goes its own way to control COVID

As Europe sees record coronavirus cases and deaths, Slovakia is testing its entire adult population. WSJ's Drew Hinshaw explains how ...
mag insects image superjumbo v

Disaster interrupted: Which farming system better preserves insect populations: Organic or conventional?

A three-year run of fragmentary Armageddon-like studies had primed the journalism pumps and settled the media framing about the future ...
dead bee desolate city

Are we facing an ‘Insect Apocalypse’ caused by ‘intensive, industrial’ farming and agricultural chemicals? The media say yes; Science says ‘no’

The media call it the “Insect Apocalypse”. In the past three years, the phrase has become an accepted truth of ...
globalmethanebudget globalcarbonproject cropped x

Infographic: Cows cause climate change? Agriculture scientist says ‘belching bovines’ get too much blame

A recent interview by Caroline Stocks, a UK journalist who writes about food, agriculture and the environment, of air quality ...
organic hillside sweet corn x

Organic v conventional using GMOs: Which is the more sustainable farming?

Many consumers spend more for organic food to avoid genetically modified products in part because they believe that “industrial agriculture” ...
benjamin franklin x

Are most GMO safety studies funded by industry?

The assertion that biotech companies do the research and the government just signs off on it is false ...
favicon

Environmental Working Group: EWG challenges safety of GMOs, food pesticide residues

Known by some as the "Environmental Worrying Group," EWG lobbies for tighter GMO legislation and famously puts out annual "dirty dozen" list of fruits and ...
m hansen

Michael Hansen: Architect of Consumers Union ongoing anti-GMO campaign

Michael K. Hansen (born 1956) is thought by critics to be the prime mover behind the ongoing campaign against agricultural biotechnology at Consumer Reports. He is an ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
Optional. Mail on special occasions.
Send this to a friend