Archives: March 2013

Consumer Right To know

Last week, the Organic Trade Association released results from their latest consumer survey, revealing that U.S families are becoming increasingly aware of the presence of unlabeled genetically engineered ingredients in foods in the marketplace. Additionally, the survey revealed that

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As the FDA moves closer to approving AquAdvantage salmon, a fish genetically engineered (GE) to grow twice the speed as normal salmon, numerous consumer, health, and fishing groups have continued to express concern regarding the effects of the first GE …

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By Gary Hirshberg (Chairman, Just Label It) I appreciate the Times’ encouraging citizens who wish to buy foods free of genetically engineered ingredients to buy Certified Organic foods.  And while it would be completely self-serving for me as an organic …

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Today, Whole Foods Market  announced its commitment to the consumer right to know,  promising that all genetically engineered products sold in its stores would be labeled by 2018. According to its blog, co-CEO Walter Robb stressed the national retailer’s support for …

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March 6, 2013

Why Labeling Makes Sense

By Gary Hirshberg (Chairman, Just Label It) I am often asked about why GE ingredients should be present on our food labels, as well as whether the government actually has the power and responsibility to label. In a recent presentation …