Organic Consumers Association Responds To Whole Foods Market's Plan To Label GMOs By 2018

Whole Foods Market announced last week that it will require labeling of all foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in its U.S. and Canadian stores by 2018. 

Organic Consumers Association called on Whole Foods, the nation’s largest national organic foods retailer, to move up its labeling deadline to July 2015, and to take the lead in the organic industry to end deceptive labeling practices by requiring all the stores’ products that include the word “natural” in their labeling or packaging to be GMO-free.

"We ask that Whole Foods step up its timetable for GMO labeling, to coincide with the July 2015 deadline prescribed by I-522, the citizens’ initiative for GMO labeling in Washington State. We also call on Whole Foods to stop selling products that contain GMOs under the misleading "natural" label, and to require any product in its store called "natural" be GMO-free."

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