by Melissa Diane Smith
(Opinion) – Getting honest, complete information about what’s in the food we’re considering buying seems like such a basic right, it isn’t surprising that more than 90 percent of Americans support the labeling of laboratory-created genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food. Yet it may surprise you to know that growing numbers of people who warn against the many dangers of GMOs, including myself, no longer support labeling GMOs, firmly believing that all our efforts should be focused on boycotting and banning GMOs.
It boils down to this: In our country, large agrichemical corporations have so much power that the conditions are stacked against us to get honest, truthful labeling, checking, and policing of genetically modified foods. The history of what has happened with other types of labeling shows us this is true, as I’ll soon explain. In addition, while many people are spending precious time working extremely hard for labeling on a state-by-state basis, GMOs continue to spread through wind drift and contaminate more and more conventional and organic crops.