Whole Foods Market has begun the initiative to label all GMO foods in their stores:
Whole Foods Market commits to full GMO transparency by giving supplier partners five years to source non-GMO ingredients or to clearly label products with ingredients containing GMOs.
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.
This is what consumers need and want.
No one will ever convince me that the voters of the great state of California voted “NO” to Proposition 37 and mandatory GMO labeling in their state. I live in California and I know Californians – this is something near and dear to them.
But Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey is taking action and doing something about it.
Take control of your health and your life. Know what you’re eating. It’s the most important thing you put into your body after air and water.