People know little about GMOs but want food labeled

People know little about GMOs but want food labeled

View the Latest data from the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania

“After years of fierce debate involving scientists, food manufacturers, farmers and environmental groups, Congress has passed a bill that would make it mandatory to inform consumers about the GMOs — or genetically modified organisms — in their food. The bill would require food companies to disclose whether their products contain genetically modified ingredients, whether in the form of a label or a scannable QR code on the packaging. Reports suggest that President Obama is expected to sign it.”

The phone survey of 1,008 U.S. adults was conducted May 17-21 by SSRS, a research firm. The margin of error was ±3.75 percentage points. For more on the data and methodology, see the Appendix.