Coborn's just became the first supermarket chain in the Midwest to start selling sliced, non-browning, unlabeled GMO "Arctic Apples," engineered by the biotech company Intrexon. This completely unnecessary product poses several risks to apple growers, the food industry, and consumers. Let's rally together to push back against Coburn's selling GMO fruit before all grocery stores start doing it.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released the new rules for GMO labeling guidelines that companies have to comply with by 2020. The Coca-Cola Company is not likely going to use a clear text or a symbol label on its products' packaging to indicate that the product contains GMOs. Instead, you will likely see only a QR code (a square symbol that resembles a bar code) on the packaging that will require you to use your smartphone to interpret.
Tell Coca-Cola to label GMO products where everyone can easily find them: right on the package!
Before the end of the year, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is poised to require labeling of GMOs on food packaging for the first time ever. But Kellogg's is not going to use a clear text or a symbol label on its product packaging to indicate that the product contains GMOs.
Representatives John Conyers (D, MI) and Earl Blumenauer (D, OR) have introduced the Saving America's Pollinators Act (H.R. 3040), which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take immediate action to protect bees and other pollinators by suspending the use of neonicotinoid insecticides. Tell your Representative to support the Saving America’s Pollinators Act!