What Do We Need to Know About GMOs?
“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
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