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Big Food Discriminates Against the Poor by Pushing QR Codes to Label GMOs

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on December 8, 2015 - 9:12pm

By: Rebecca Spector

The food industry is pushing for QR codes instead of clear package labels, leaving consumers without smartphones in the dark.

The new poll also shows that labeling is supported by large majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents, as well as people who hold both favorable and unfavorable views of GMOs.

In line with previous polls, this latest survey found that overall, 77 percent of respondents were strongly in favor of mandatory GMO labeling. But for the first time, the poll also asked how consumers wanted to get that information and the response was clear: Almost nine in 10 would prefer a printed GMO label on the food package rather than use a smartphone app to scan a bar code.

The new poll also shows that labeling is supported by large majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents, as well as people who hold both favorable and unfavorable views of GMOs.

In line with previous polls, this latest survey found that overall, 77 percent of respondents were strongly in favor of mandatory GMO labeling. But for the first time, the poll also asked how consumers wanted to get that information and the response was clear: Almost nine in 10 would prefer a printed GMO label on the food package rather than use a smartphone app to scan a bar code.

The new poll also shows that labeling is supported by large majorities of Democrats, Republicans and Independents, as well as people who hold both favorable and unfavorable views of GMOs.

In line with previous polls, this latest survey found that overall, 77 percent of respondents were strongly in favor of mandatory GMO labeling. But for the first time, the poll also asked how consumers wanted to get that information and the response was clear: Almost nine in 10 would prefer a printed GMO label on the food package rather than use a smartphone app to scan a bar code.

Originally Published: Alternet

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