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Genetically Modified Foods
With growing concerns nationwide over food safety, labeling GMO foods will at least give consumers the option of choosing what they want to put on their tables. Polls show up to 90% of Americans agree that we have the right to know what we eat. The very same big companies fighting this grassroots effort already provide labels in other countries showing when foods contain Genetically Modified Organisms. All European countries, Japan and even China and India label GMO foods. We deserve the right to know what we eat too! Similar to milk labeling that allows consumers to choose to buy milk from cows free of growth hormones and antibiotics, labeling GMO foods would merely give shoppers information about how their food is produced.