• Op-Eds

    GMO Or No? Consumers can decide for themselves

    The Washington Post’s editorial board came out with an opinion piece last month in opposition of labeling genetically modified foods. They note that proponents of labeling genetically modified organisms demand “transparency about what they’re eating” while also claiming that consumers “exaggerate the worries about ‘Frankenfood.’” In other words, the Post fears that mandatory labeling on the part of any state would imply public hazards that don’t exist, and that grocery shoppers would be scared off from buying foods that aren’t dangerous at all. But I think that we as consumers deserve more credit then this. Essentially, their editors imply that grocery shoppers are so misinformed and ignorant about genetically modified…