Makes more sense to label foods that are GMO-free

I am amused at the big issue of genetically modified foods (GMOs).

In spite of 20 years of use and absolutely no creditable scientific evidence of any harm, people are still concerned.

So now they want labeling laws identifying all processed foods containing GMOs. This amounts to 70 to 80 percent of all such food items. This is sort of stupid. If they want to label the 20 to 30 percent which are GMO-free, then so do it. We don’t need a new law for this. Corporate marketing departments will go for it if it has any traction.

After all, when we go to the market for organic food or trans-fat-free items, they are specifically labeled as such. So much easier for the consumer to identify.

And while we are at it, let’s not use the word “natural” if an item contains any of those “dangerous” GMOs.

Dick Hammond