Organic food and farm groups ask Obama to require GMO food labels

ID-10013392Obama allegedly vowed to fight for GMO mandatory labeling when campaigning in Iowa in 2007 and U.S. legislators along with more than 200 organic businesses/farmers and health environment agencies have not forgotten about it. Today, they delivered a letter to the President urging him to make it mandatory to label any food products containing genetically modified organisms. Many large food manufacturers are against the mandated labeling, arguing that GMO products pose no health risk, and that labeling would misguide the public.

How often are your patients asking you about organic and/or genetically modified foods? What type of labeling, if any, do you feel would be beneficial for public health?

For more information, go to Reuters

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