By Caroline Lange
There are endless reasons we like to cook for ourselves—the meditation of it, the creativity it requires, the pleasure of feeding people we care for. But we also like knowing exactly what goes into our food, which is one of the greatest benefits of cooking at home: We get to carefully choose each of the ingredients we use.
And when we choose those ingredients, it’s important to us that we know what went into making them. We want to be able to make informed decisions based on whether or not or food contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs). A GMO is an organism that has had its genetic material altered.
Nine out of 10 Americans—us included!—are in favor of GMO labeling; that is, simply making clear when they’re present in a food product. We want to know what’s in our food! Which is why we're signing this petition in support. We hope you’ll think about signing, too.
Photo by Eric Moran.