Survey show that 30% of Americans think that non-GMO foods don’t have
A new food literacy and Engagement Poll has revealed that 30 percent of Americans believe that non-GMO foods don’t contain genes.
This is, of course, untrue. GMO foods still contain DNA naturally inside them, a trait that all living things possess.
According to the survey, most of the people who equate non-GMO to DNA-free are millennials. Nearly half of the 30 percent in the nationally representative poll felt that non-GMO translates to no genes. In contrast, about a fourth of those surveyed over 55 agreed with that statement.
With all the misinformation surrounding the GMO debate, it’s no shock to get results like this. Only 59 percent of respondents said they would trust academic experts on nutrition and food safety. Additionally, trust in government scientists is down to 49 percent, and industry scientists down to 33 percent.