This article discusses the fact that Whole Foods Market, a major grocery retail chain, is going to require all foods sold by the chain to be labeled with regard to GMO content.
The reaction from the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the trade group that represents major food companies and retailers, is telling. “These labels could mislead consumers into believing that these food products are somehow different or present a special risk or a potential risk,” Louis Finkel, the organization’s executive director of government affairs, said in the statement.
What Mr. Finkel is really saying is that, as a consumer, you have no right to know what you are consuming – especially if knowing might influence your decision to purchase.
So much for freedom of information, eh?
Know your food. Know your farmer.