Big uprising is on the way against genetically modified foods, says Supermarket News
In December of ’09, Supermarket News, a trade publication for conventional food execs and retailer, states, “The coming year promises to bring about a greater, more pervasive awareness” of the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply, wrote Group Editor Robert Vosburgh. He credits two recent launches with “the potential to spark a new round of concern among shoppers who are today much more attuned to the ways their food is produced.
As it is, 53% of Americans state that they would avoid GMOs if they were labeled. Genetically modified foods do not have any benefits to consumers, who are aware of this. What people may not realize is that the most commonly genetically modified, which include corn, soy, canola and sugar beets, are gene-spliced to be able to tolerate poisonous herbicides, or even create and produce poisonous insecticides.
Sales are up for non-genetically modified food. Big retailers such as Whole Foods and Trader Joes have been leading the way- their consumers are insisting on non GMO food. This kind of demand has lead to the removal of all GM ingredients in Japan and Europe, and it seems likely the US food system will be forced to follow.
Can’t be too soon, for me.