Survey finds support for GMO labeling vastly overstated

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. . . 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.

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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).

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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

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