QWhy are Biotech companies spending so much money to stop GMO labeling? In 2007 President Obama clearly said as President he will make GMO labeling a priority because Americans have a right to know what's in their food. Why in the US where the largest amou

Why are Biotech companies spending so much money to stop GMO labeling? In 2007 President Obama clearly said as President he will make GMO labeling a priority because Americans have a right to know what's in their food. Why in the US where the largest amount of GMO's are produced are Biotech companies and lobbyists against labeling. If it is so safe then label and allow people to decide whether to buy it or not. Even if people choose not to buy the products because of fear or lack of knowledge that is still their choice...not yours.

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