Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have become a hot-button topic for many consumers. A 2016 Packaged Facts survey published in the report "Natural and Organic Foods and Beverages in the U.S., 5th Edition, gauged the attitude of U.S. consumers about the topic, considering factors such as disclosure of GMO use on product packaging, familiarity with federal legislation regarding GMO labeling and overall importance of purchasing GMO-free foods
Infographic: Consumer Attitudes Toward GMOs
Consumer attitudes toward GMOs are impacting the food and beverage industry on a global level. By 2019, the global market for non-GMO foods and beverages will reach $1 trillion, and U.S. retail sales of non-GMO food and beverage products will hit $330 billion.