Organic Consumers Association organizes boycott of brands that use QR code GMO labels

| | August 3, 2016
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The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is asking consumers to boycott brands that refuse to expressly label products made with genetically modified ingredients.

Nearly 500,000 people have signed a petition on pledging to reject brands that use QR codes to tell consumers if genetically modified organisms, known as GMOs, are present in a product.

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“The bill allows corporations to hide information about GMOs behind confusing QR electronic barcodes that more than a third of Americans can’t even read because they don’t have smart phones or reliable internet service,” Ronnie Cummins, the OCA’s international director, said in a statement.

The OCA said product labels should expressly say if a product contains GMOs.

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