Whole Foods Admits to Selling GMOs

Angry consumers have been demanding to know why Whole Foods Market has accepted the USDA's proposal for "coexistence" between organic and GM foods, and why they didn't do more to protect and inform consumers about the GM Foods they sell. Whole Foods' response reads, in part:

"... [N]o grocery store in the United States, no matter what size or type of business, can claim they are GMO-free. While we have been and will continue to be staunch supporters of non-GMO foods, we are not going to mislead our customers with an inaccurate claim ... We have advocated for mandatory labeling of GMO foods since 1992, even before they were made commercially available ... We will continue to work aggressively on this issue because we believe that GMO food ingredients should be clearly labeled, and that consumers who want to avoid them should have an actionable way to do so."

The Organic Consumers Association is asking consumer activists to send the following note to Whole Foods:

In your recent letter to consumers, you admit that Whole Foods Market sells food that contains GMOs, but you also claim, "We have advocated for mandatory labeling of GMO foods since 1992, even before they were made commercially available." I challenge you to put your money where your mouth is and make Whole Foods Market the first grocery store to stick a label on anything in the store that may contain GMOs, including food from animals fed GMOs in factory farms. You can't provide consumers a choice if you don't tell them the truth.

You can click here to send the letter (and modify it if you like).

Post your comment
Click Here and be the first to comment on this article