Essay about The Issue Of Gmo Labeling Mandatory
Want to Know if Your Food is Genetically Modified?
The author, Molly Ball is writing about the immense argument to make GMO labeling mandatory. Her main claim is, “Across the country, and aggressive grassroots movement is winning support with its demands for GMO labeling. If only it had science on its side” (Ball). In her article, Molly points out that scientists do not feel that GMO labeling is really necessary. She quotes Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, “When we require a label on something, we’re either warning there’s a potential safety problem or we’re giving nutritional information . GMO labeling doesn’t fit. There’s not a safety issue, and it doesn’t affect nutrition-it’s about the process through which food is created. Requiring labels runs the risk of conveying the intentional or unintentional messAge that this is unsafe or there 's some issue”(Ball). She also includes statistics from polls taken by people on if they would like GMO labeling to be required on foods. In Vermont, in 2012 the legislature held a public…