Protestors Demand GMO Foods be Labeled
An article by Mark Bittman that appeared in the New York Times in February posed the question as to why foods with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) weren’t labeled so people could know what they were eating. “If you want to avoid sugar, aspartame, trans-fat, MSG, or just about anything else, you read the label”, said Bittman in the article. “If you want to avoid GMOs – genetically modified organisms – you’re out of luck. They’re not listed. You could, until now, simply buy organic foods, which by law can’t contain more than 5% GMOs. Now, however, even that may not work”.
Lots of concerns surround the use of GMOs in food including how they affect overall human health and the environment as a whole. However, proponents of the things that genetically modified foods can do including helping farmers grow more food to fill the demand for food around the world and for keeping food prices low enough for people to afford.
On Sunday, around 250 protestors against the use of GMOs collected together in downtown Kelowna to demand that foods containing GMOs be labeled so they could know what they were buying and putting inside of their bodies.
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