NM group asks Smith’s to label GMOs

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque group wants Smith’s grocery stores to label food that’s been genetically modified.

It’s been a year since people starting asking stores to label food that has been genetically modified.

The New Mexico Public Interest Research Group says big steps have been taken to inform consumers of these products, but they’re now launching a campaign asking Smith’s Food and Drug Centers to start using labels, too.

“Consumers are concerned about GMOs and want to know which products contain GMOs. So we are calling on Smith’s to listen to shoppers and label their in-store brand products that contain genetically modified organisms. People just want to know what is on their plates,” said NMPIRG Program Director Sean Foran.

NMPIRG says some stores already use the labels.

City councilors Isaac Benton and Diane Gibson plan on introducing a memorial to the council that states Albuquerque supports GMO labeling.

If it’s approved by the council, it will be sent to the state legislature as a proposal to require GMO labels.

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