As retail grocers wait for states to decide how, or if, to label foods, Whole Foods is taking it upon themselves to make those decisions. Last year Whole Foods announced they would label all foods containing genetically engineered ingredients by 2018 in the United States and United Kingdom. This week, they also announced they will be labeling fresh produce and flowers it sells with ratings based on the impact those products have on workers, soil, water, and human health.
This is what so many consumers have been asking for and it’s great to see a company take initiative and make the effort to become transparent regarding food production. Hopefully this will encourage other retailers to follow suit.
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