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Whole Foods becomes first national grocer to require GMO labeling

by Jennifer Palmer Published: March 12, 2013

Whole Foods Market wants all products on its shelves labeled for GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and has set a deadline of 2018. However, many of its suppliers are already working on it and the grocer believes it will see progress much sooner. GMOs are food products made from genetically modified crops and are controversial because the products are often not labeled, keeping consumers in the dark. Whole Foods’ move is expected to set an example for other grocers by requiring GMOs on the label, which lets customers make the choice. Currently, the only way to avoid GMOs is to buy certified organic products. To read more about Whole Foods and its commitment to GMO labeling, click here.

by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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