GMO Labeling

Why We Care:

The widespread use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has significant environmental impacts on species diversity, unknown impacts regarding toxic chemicals in the food supply, and has actually increased pesticide use. Already 64 countries around the world label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, including all of Europe, Russia, China, Brazil, India and Saudi Arabia.

MCV advocates that food products containing GMOs should be labeled so that consumers can make their own decisions.

The potential long-terms risks to the environment and public health from GMOs are currently unknown. Biotechnology companies allow very little independent research on their patented crops, and claim it’s the FDA’s job to ensure food safety. The federal government, however, does not do safety testing on GMOs and claims it is the responsibility of the biotech companies to ensure the safety of their products. In light of this situation, GMO labeling makes common sense.