GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. There's one freshly added item to the November ballot...the fate of a Proposal 105 to require GMO labeling on foods lies in the hands of Colorado voters.
Genetically modified organisms, better known as GMOs have become a hot topic for debate throughout the state.
There's concern amongst the community about the health risks associated with consuming foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.
"We don't know the long term consequences of what taking in food that's not natural is going to do to our body,” say Kristy Reuss.
According to experts at CSU Extension here in the Grand Valley, there's no data to support such claims against GMOs.
"GMOs have been part of our food system for the last 20 years. GMOs are regulated through the FDA, the US Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency for safety, and there have been no reported incidents or concerns from that,” says nutritionist Melody Barougham.
The prevalence of GMOs makes it hard to rid your diet completely of them.
If you want to ensure that you aren't consuming genetically modified produce or foods with GMOs in them, you have to spring for the organic products at the store or do your research on the FDA website.