This just kills me. Big Food companies like Wal-Mart, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle, Unilever, Kellogg’s, Starbucks — even McDonald’s, sell GMO free food in Europe because of labeling laws. Yes, it is true. Soda, breakfast cereal, heck even the Big Mac – much of it GMO free in countries where labeling laws are strong enough to make it not worth it for companies to risk losing customers with a “contains GMO” label on the package.
SLEUTH4HEALTH asks: If they do it there, why can’t they do it here in the US? The simple answer to that question is that so far, they haven’t had to do it here, but…
There is perhaps some good news to report. Apparently the above mentioned companies are currently holding meetings with the FDA to craft some kind of national GMO labeling law. Consumer boycotts, an exploding media blitz of anti-GMO rhetoric, and likely the growing outrage about GMOs showing up on social media (like SLEUTH4HEALTH!) have undoubtedly fueled this new “concern” by food companies anxious to assure their customer base that all is well in the food world.
From the website Alternet.org, Ronnie Cummins writes : Is it possible that the threat posed by the growing grassroots GMO labeling movement has prompted a number of Fortune 500 corporations to abandon Monsanto and the biotech industry, and rethink the PR and bottom-line costs of clinging to their anti-right-to-know positions? After all, it’s not as if these companies are incapable of making GMO-free products. Though many Americans don’t know it, Wal-Mart, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nestle, Unilever, Kellogg’s, Starbucks — even McDonald’s — are GMO-free in Europe, thanks to strict GMO labeling laws.