Should GMO food be labeled ?

An artcile in the New York Times (May 25, 2012) describes an unlawful effort to put stickers identifying food conatining GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) – now prevalent in most corn or soyabeans grown in the US. Proponents of GMO foods describe the reduced use of pesticides and reslience of plants and their ability to feed a growing population. Opponents want the food labeled to enable consumers to choose. Any labels stuck on boxes would be a violation of manufacturer trademark or be considered store trespassing. Should information regarding GMOs be passed on to the consumer to let them decide ? Should scientific laims that GMO food is not unsafe be justification for them to skip labels identifying their use ? Should nonGMO foods claiming their supply chains be sufficient for consumers to express their preference ?

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