On Saturday consumers protesting the secrecy surrounding genetically modified foods took to the streets across the nation.
Organizers say they don't believe keeping genetically modified (GM) ingredients secret from the public is what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is mandated to do. They say every American should have the right to know if they are eating genetically altered foods.
In March, a poll conducted on labeling genetically modified organisms by MSNBC.com found 96% of Americans who responded wanted all GM foods clearly labeled.
The history of consumer polls published by the New York Times, CBS, Pew Research, Consumer Reports and others, since GM foods were introduced in 1996, have documented overwhelming support for GM food labeling.
In spite of calls for labeling of GM foods from members of congress and millions of consumers, recent rulings have favored the biotech industry.
The American people are left to ponder how and why the GMO labeling exemption for the biotech industry continues.
More protests are scheduled.