Group seeks signatures for GMO-labeling law

By Lindsey Gordon

Published 05/24 2014 07:14PM

Updated 05/27 2014 01:14PM

URBANA -- A group wants required labeling for food which has been genetically modified. At Saturday's Market on the Square, these activists wanted to get the word out.

A national organization involved, Food and Water Watch, asked people to sign letters to send to Illinois' lawmakers calling for labeling. They say genetically modified organisms, also called GMOs, are bad for people and the environment. 

"We're in the middle of corn and soy country and that's why we're here. Because people don't know what's in their food and they have a right to know what's in their food," said Lois Kane, a volunteer coordinator with Food and Water Watch. 

Others argue GMOs have created a better food system and eliminated the need for pesticides. The GMO-labeling bill will be up for a vote in the fall. 

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