The Coaster asked these discriminating palates, “Do you think genetically modified foods should be labeled as such in the supermarket?” Matt Wisneski, Laura Dumont & Mike Borruso, from Sayreville (above) replied, “Yes, we all think so. People Absolutely have the right to know what they are putting into their bodies – organic or modified. We would avoid those products if we had a choice.” Other responses are below…
Joe Toryk, Elberon – Yes I think they should be labeled. They have an effect on the human body, at least I think so. Let me decide if I want to eat them or not.
Becky Welter, Oakhurst – Absolutely. We have a right to know What we are buying and what we are eating. If I had a choice, I would stay away from it yes.
Amie Williams, Asbury Park – Yes, they should. People want to know what they’re buying. You have to know what you’re eating. If I had a choice, I would not buy the genetically modified food, if I had a choice.
Rich Wolski, Ocean – No, I don’t see any need for it. For my own two cents, and you can call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think they probably have been doing a whole lot of things to our food that we don’t know about. There are too many cry babies out there.
Brian Burns, Asbury Park & Ryan Coutu, NYC – We both say yes, definitely. It seems only right that consumers know what they are putting in their bodies. Ryan attends Columbia University, studying sustainable development, and this is a constant topic of discussion in the classroom.
Cate Corbo, Ocean – I say yes, they should be labeled. Anything that’s genetically altered has to have repercussions in our system. There’s too much out there already to add genetically modified to the process. We already have too many chemicals, and we don’t even know about them. Pollution is everywhere. The best approach to me, would be to nationalize. Garbage in, garbage out.
Corey Davis, Dean’s – Of course. People need to know what they’re putting in their bodies. A lot of foods are being modified and we don’t really know what the long term effects are of putting that stuff in our bodies. When you buy cigarettes or liquor, there’s a warning on it – why not food. Over 80% of Europe has outlawed GMO’s. So, obviously there’s something going on.
Dean & Sharon Golan, Ocean – We say yes. We want to know if it’s been altered. We buy organic now, so we can avoid the chemicals. Now if it’s genetically modified we might buy it, but we want it labeled so we can make a choice. The same as the organic food. Sometimes we pass on the organic because of the cost. But we think it’s better without the chemicals.
Bob Hirshfield, Ocean – Yes, they should be. An educated consumer is better off. The more we know about products, the better off we all are. I’d probably avoid the genetically modified products.
Geraldine Kroman, Millstone & Tonie Dunn, Ocean – Of course. There’s nothing natural anymore. Everything we eat is junk. A hundred percent yes. Because all the things we think are natural – none of it is natural, unless you grow it yourself. We want to stay away from genetically modified foods, if we can.
Alan McIntyre & Beth Servidio, Asbury Park – We say yes. You should know what you’re eating. They label organic foods, why can’t they label GMO’s. Everything else is labeled. Why not? We most likely would avoid GMO foods.
Jamie Pavlis, Ocean – Yes. I think people should know what they’re eating. They should know what’s in their food. I would probably stay away from foods that were genetically modified.
Cheryl Stanley, Oakhurst & Joan Shuman, Eatontown – We say yes, Absolutely. Label it just like any other poisons. They don’t label it now because people will avoid it. They’re afraid of genetically modified foods. Anything to make money.