GMO Labeling: Yay or Nay?

The hot topic right now in food safety and agriculture is about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and more importantly, whether or not they should be labels. Like any other debate, there are pros and cons to implementing these laws. For the consumer, having these labels let’s them know what they are eating, and it is their right to this information. Many people feel strongly for and against GMOs, so having this information will make it easy for them to make their grocery decisions. On the other hand, labeling products will be expensive; with new labels being made and potentially even changing ingredients to go to one side or the other. This will raise prices for the consumer. For the industry, there are also pros and cons. One pro is that it may raise sales of their product, since consumers will have the information they need, and may not avoid purchasing that product due to lack of information. One con is that if labeling varies by state, it will be very difficult to produce different labels for each state, and it will be costly, both in time and money.

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