By Tim Kowols
The National Milk Producers Federation are calling for a change to how certain foods are labeled. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the group is charging national food manufacturers with “fear-based” labeling when it comes to products involving genetically modified organisms, animal growth hormones, and high fructose corn syrup through its “Peel Back the Label” campaign. Kewaunee County farmer and DoorCountyDailyNews.com Ag Advisory Board member John Pagel says many operators use GMOs for the crops used to feed their animals. He believes it is safer than the alternative.
Pagel says growth hormones and GMOs are common questions on tours of his farm and thinks more should be done to help educate people on the products. GMO opponents say such products are responsible for the emergence of “superweeds” and “superbugs” and help plants become herbicide-resistant.