Food for Thought on GMO Labeling- Discussion and Giveaway

January 10, 2012 at 6:54am

 

With the release date for Oath of Office just over a month away, I’ve been talking about a few of the book’s main themes such as genetic modification, food labeling and corporate farming. I became passionate about these issues after watching the 2008 documentary Food Inc.

 

This week, I’d like to get some of your thoughts on the controversies surrounding our food. I will send two notable participants on social media an advanced reading copy of Oath of Office.

 

To enter, respond to the question below leave or a post a comment on the wall of my Facebook page.

 

Here it is:

 

On a recent episode of the Diane Rehm show Gardiner Harris of the New York Times; Thomas Rednick of the Global Environmental Ethics Counsel and Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, Inc discussed the benefits and implications around labeling genetically engineered foods.  You can find the full transcript here.

 

I’d love to learn more about your stance on labeling. Do consumers have the right to know if a food product has been genetically modified? Would you support GMO food labeling if it meant that the food prices increased 2%?

 

Looking forward to reading more of your thoughts. I'll announce the winning entries at the beginning of next week.