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GMO foods should be labeled

JieYingMeiBy Jie Ying Mei
Queens, N.Y.

The tomato is a simple fruit that is eaten by millions of Americans every year. So what’s the problem?

The problem is that you may have no way of knowing what has gone into that tomato you’re eating. Some tomatoes have been genetically modified to improve taste, delay ripening, tolerate pests and extreme climates.

GMO foods have become increasingly common in agriculture, with the rise of companies like Monsanto. According to the Center for Food Safety (CFS), 64 countries require labeling of genetically engineered foods through consumer “right-to-know” laws.

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