Gwyneth Paltrow Joins Celebrities in GMO Labelling Fight

Gwyneth Paltrow isn’t known for giving sound health advice to consumers—we’ve detailed her questionable recommendations on the blog before. Now, she (and her mom Blythe Danner) are joining the fight to label genetically modified foods, holding a press conference with Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) today.

Scientists from around the globe agree GMOs pose no risk to our health or environment and they’re nutritionally equivalent to conventionally grown foods. Requiring labels on GMOs doesn’t actually tell consumers any useful nutrition information, and a patchwork of state laws mean the same foods wouldn’t be able to be sold in all 50 states.

If you’d rather get your health advice from the woman who’s cookbook has been criticized as everything from “quack science” to “laughable Hollywood neuroticism about eating taken to the next level” go right ahead—you can still purchase GMO-free foods if you buy organic. If instead you prefer to make nutrition choices based on volumes of peer-reviewed scientific research and esteemed medical bodies, or just don’t want to shell out twice as much for organic products, you can rest assured knowing that GMO foods are safe to eat.