Food & Farming

Should GMOs Be Labeled?


GMO food is on the rise — nearly 90 percent of the food sold in U.S. groceries is genetically engineered. Should consumers have a right to know if their food has been engineered? In California, voters turned down a referendum that would have required companies to label GMOs. Now Rhode Island is looking at similar legislation. ecoRI News talks with Al Bettencourt, executive director of the Rhode Island Farm Bureau, and Amanda Freitas, interim policy coordinator the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA/RI), about the pros and cons of GMOs.


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