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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.
“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.
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
Originally posted by Hopechest
Yep, many people think corporations run the world, and they certainly do have influence, but they must answer to their customers, whoever that may be, to stay in business.
Ultimately it is you and I who call the shots, not the corporations. As long as there is a large enough base demanding change, the corporation will do what the people demand.