Majority of Consumers Want Food Labeled If Contains DNA

December 5, 2017 07:37 AM


Food labels are becoming overwhelming for some consumers. Shoppers want food labeled if it contains GMO ingredients, antibiotics, etc. Some surveys have even started asking if consumers want their food labeled if it contains DNA. Yes, you read that right. 

The scary part is some surveys show over half of consumers want food labeled for DNA, but an Oklahoma State Survey showed that 8 out of every 10 consumers want to see DNA labels on their food. 

As conversations evolve about how food is produced, farmers and ranchers need to remember that many consumers don't know the basics of food, let alone a complex topic like a genetically modified organism. 

Hear Tyne Morgan's thoughts on this weekend's U.S. Farm Report

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Spell Check

Erie, CO
12/6/2017 12:37 PM

  I'm curious why the USDA asked the question on the survey?

Mitch Leavins
Nashville, AR
12/6/2017 05:51 AM

  Since over half of consumers do not know what DNA is, it probably would be a good idea to say what it is, the genetic code and common to all living organisms, unless you what the uninformed readers/viewers staying uninformed.

Bruce J. Hanson
Wesley, IA
12/5/2017 07:43 PM

  Generally, the strain of humans who have evolved with larger mouths, have proportionally smaller brains.... and we all suffer for it.