The emotional debate around genetically modified foods has proliferated widespread misperceptions around GMOs, leading consumers to seek out non-GMO foods. But GMO farming might just be a way to save some of the world’s most beloved foods – including chocolate.
Widespread misinformation has led people to seek out non-GMO products, which have seen a 50% sales increase over the past five years. Perpetuating this stereotype are visuals of GMOs being “manufactured” in labs. GMO opponents have dominated the biotech conversation for two decades, forcing farmers to play defense and fend off sensational accusations that GMOs are unsafe – even though their safety is settled science.