Score one for consumers who firmly believe that ignorance doesn’t equate to bliss when it comes to knowing what they are eating. Supermarket chain Whole Foods Market recently announced that they will label all products on the shelves in their stores across the United States and Canada that contain GMO ingredients by 2018. According to the company, they are “the first national grocery chain to set a deadline for full GMO transparency.”
Better late than never
The increasing visibility of GMOs over the past several years has elevated them into the realm of the mainstream media, and thus, a greater awareness with consumers. According to a recent poll, 82 percent of Americans agree that foods containing GMOs should be sold with a label. It may come as a surprise to some Americans that the U.S. is currently the only industrialized nation lacking mandatory labeling for GMO foods.