Why Restaurants are Still Saying No to GMO

January 20, 2017

Controversy surrounding genetically modified organisms (GMO) continues to sow doubt about them among consumers, despite being deemed safe to eat by the FDA and the National Academy of Sciences. Restaurants are finding that more diners are seeking out and willing to pay more for non-GMO options.

As of 2015, more than half of Americans (57 percent) deemed GMOs generally unsafe, per the Pew Research Institute. And according to a December 2015 Associated Press-Gaff poll, two-thirds of Americans support GMO labeling on packaged food.