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August 1, 2018

Confronting GMO misinformation

One brand at a time

Confronting GMO misinformation
illustration courtesy johnhain on Pixaby

From GMO Answers on Medium...

Public opinion on GMOs is often driven by misinformation and myths, despite scientific consensus that GMOs are safe to eat and nutritionally equivalent to their non-GMO counterparts. While some brands, like Campbell’s and Betty Crocker, have sought to educate consumers about GMOs rather than play into their fears, others are simply spreading confusion.

Many brands tout their products as non-GMO even when their products contain ingredients that couldn’t possibly contain GMOs to begin with.

To help stem the tide of dishonest labeling, we developed a series highlighting products commonly labeled as non-GMO despite having no GMO alternatives.

  • Pure Orange Juice: There are no GM oranges on the market…yet, that is. Scientists are working on a solution to combat citrus greening, a disease threatening an estimated 80% of Florida’s citrus trees. But until this solution is reached, pure orange juice labeled as non-GMO is simply a marketing ploy.

Read more about how GMOAnswers is confronting misconceptions one brand at a time.