Public has the right to know what’s in our food

To the Editor,

This Fourth of July, as you sit in the dark night watching the fireworks overhead, think about what freedom means. Many of the ideas seem too big to grapple with, however there is one that affects every American every day and that is what is in our food.

Currently, 80 percent of the food on our supermarket shelves have genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Yet almost none of it is labeled as such. We deserve the right to know what we are eating, and the right to chose what we feed our families.

As North Carolina’s largest healthy grocery, we must call upon Harris Teeter to give us the freedom to know what is in our food, and label the GMOs in their products.

Meredith Glaubach

North Carolina Public Interest Group

Campaign organizer

Raleigh