Should it be mandatory to include in food labels if the product was genetically modified? With the genetic modification of food becoming more and more common, and even a conventional form of farming, there is a lot of debate around whether or not it should be mandatory to let customers know that their food was indeed modified. This article speaks on the side of customers who believe that they have the right to know what they are eating. The other side of the argument is that there is no need for federally mandated GMO labeling. One main reason for this is that companies have a right to privacy as well. However, the reasons provided in the article below don't make much sense to me, and by no means outweigh the pros of labeling. I would love to hear everybody's thoughts on this.
Some things to think about
-What are the benefits of GMO labeling?
-What are the cons of GMO labeling?
-Where is the line drawn for the extent to which food companies must share with their consumers what is in their food?
Article on why there should be a law - https://www.downtoearth.org/label-gmos/gmo-foods-should-be-labeled
Article on why there shouldn't be a law - https://www.heritage.org/agriculture/commentary/5-reasons-we-dont-need-federally-mandated-gmo-labeling