Corn stalks struggling from lack of rain and a heat wave covering most of the country are seen on July 16, 2012 in Farmingdale, Ill. The nation's widest drought in decades is spreading. More than half of the continental U.S. is now in some stage of drought, and most of the rest is abnormally dry.
Do you have a right to know what's in your food?
A big battle between businesses, including Monsanto and Dupont, and thousands of families is gearing up in Florida.
More than eight thousand Floridians have signed a petition to support labeling genetically modified foods.
Now for the first time, Florida lawmakers may take up the issue.
Representative Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda D-Tallahassee is leading the labeling issue along with Senator Maria Sachs D-Delray Beach.
Vasilinda filed a bill (1233) that would require plants or meats that contain genetic material, that has been artificially altered in a lab, to be labeled BEFORE being sold in Florida.
More than 70 percent of processed foods in the U.S. already contain genetically modified foods like corn, soybean and beets.
While the U.S. does NOT require any safety assessments, more than 50 other countries require labeling for genetically modified foods or they have outright banned them.
Florida is joining 11 other states in the "Let Me Decide" campaign to support labeling genetically modified foods.
Click here to read the top 10 genetically modified crops.
Click here to read the bill to label genetically modified foods