“For some time now, there has been steady chatter about labeling GMOs. Chatter is one thing, but uninformed chatter is quite another,” wrote Katie Heger in a recent Focus on Ag column. With the recent GMO disclosure bill signed into law, a national QR code for foods produced with GM crops will be in the works.

“Personally, I dislike the idea that we, as Americans, have come to a point where the demands of a few outweigh science and common sense,” Heger added. “But if a consumer really wants to know more about GMOs, information will soon be just a scan away. A QR code is perfect for streamlining this kind of information. The Agriculture Department will take the lead in developing a national standard with a uniform symbol and consistent information—rather than the patchwork of misleading labels we see now.”

Heger, a member of AFBF’s GO Team, blogs at hegerfamilyfarms.wordpress.com/ and shares at Heger Farms on Facebook