Major Grocer to
Label Foods With Gene-Modified Content
March 8, 2013
Whole Foods Market, the grocery chain, on Friday became the first retailer in the United States to require labeling of all genetically modified
foods sold in its stores, a move that some experts said could radically alter the food industry.
The president for Whole Foods said it would take about 5 years for this to take place but due to consumer demands
, they are going forward with
“We’ve seen how our customers have responded to the products we do have labeled,” Mr. Gallo said. “Some of our manufacturers say
they’ve seen a 15 percent increase in sales of products they have labeled.
Also, seems as though Wal-Mart may follow suit too....
Changes to Food May Get Uniform Labeling
Jan. 31, 2013
With Washington State on the verge of a ballot initiative that would require labeling of some foods containing genetically engineered ingredients
and other states considering similar measures, some of the major food companies and Wal-Mart, the country’s largest grocery store
operator, have been discussing lobbying for a national labeling program
The inclusion of Wal-Mart has buoyed hopes among labeling advocates that the big food companies will shift away from tactics like those used to defeat
Proposition 37 in California last fall, when corporations spent more than $40 million to oppose the labeling of genetically modified foods.
Evidently our voices have been heard, not by the government but by the companies themselves.
Although many companies spent a lot of money trying to stop Proposition 37 in CA, some of those companies realize it would be too costly to fight it
in every state.
Therefore, due to the fact that the grocery stores themselves hear our complaints, they want the food labeled accordingly. Now some of the companies
that were against it are being swayed toward their way of thinking.
Let's hope so....
Maybe there is light upon the horizon.
We may not can stop GMO foods altogether, but maybe we will be given the choice to decide on our own what we put in our bodies.
Freedom of choice........sounds good to me.
ETA: On a side note, though many Americans don’t know it, Wal-Mart, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle, Unilever, Kellogg’s, Starbucks -
even McDonald’s - are GMO-free in Europe, thanks to strict GMO labeling laws.
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