Voices: Power Lunch

Power Lunch: Who wants GMO labeling?

A former organic inspector laments the bigger food industry caving in to anti-GMO activists.

By Mischa Popoff and Jay Lehr

Organic activists claim 92 percent of consumers want genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) labeled. But it turns out the overwhelming majority of consumers supports the status quo when you don’t ask a misleading question like, “Do want toxic pesticides genetically spliced into your food?”

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Power Lunch: FDA committee gets it right on fats

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