by Jonathan Benson, Natural News:
The recent decision by Whole Foods Market to label all genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) sold in its stores by 2018 has gotten mixed reactions — some say it is too little, too late, while others applaud the move as a progressive step towards full transparency in food labeling. But a closer look at the timing of the decision suggests that Whole Foods may just be reacting to the inevitable reality that GMOs will soon be required by law in some states, or even federal level, to be labeled, and simply wants to be perceived by its customer base as an industry leader in the fight for GMO labeling.
In a recent piece published at AlterNet.com, Ronnie Cummins of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) explains that industry executives from some of the nation’s most aggressive GMO pushers met with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently to discuss GMO labeling, an historic move. Representatives from Walmart, General Mills, Pepsi-Frito Lay, Mars, Coca-Cola, and others were all reportedly present at the meeting, which some believe may be the precursor to the processed food industry potentially abandoning its current anti-labeling position.
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