Whole Foods – GMO Labeling Victory!
March 9, 2013 in Health
Finally some progress in the national debate of GMO labeling and against GMO!
Whole Foods Market has announced on its official blog post, “GMO Labeling Coming to Whole Foods Market” that they are fully committed to full GMO transparency in it’s stores. They are the first store in the nation to do so.
“Today, we stood up for the consumer’s right to know by announcing that all products in our US and Canadian stores containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) must be clearly labeled within five years. We heard our customers loud and clear asking us for GMO labeling and we are responding where we have control: in our own stores.
We are the first national grocery chain to set a deadline for full GMO transparency. By 2018, we will require our supplier partners to label products containing GMO ingredients, and we will work in collaboration with them as they transition to sourcing non-GMO ingredients or to clearly labeling products with ingredients containing GMOs.”
The United States and Canada have no labeling laws. However, more than 60 countires around the world do. The reason there is not GMO labeling in the U.S., is due to corporations such as Monsanto and PepsiCo giving out millions of dollars against any kind of GMO labeling.
Watch Walter Rob, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, speak about this outstanding decision in his online video published on March 8, 2013, on his online blog!
This article was published:
Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at 11:19pm Eastern Time
by Gil Vazquez