12 May '12, 9pm

GMOs and Whole Foods Market in St. Louis

Even in a city full of people working for Monsanto, virtually everyone wants labels on food with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). And that could mean trouble for Whole Foods Market (WFM). This is what is suggested in a survey released May 10, 2012 by the Gateway Green Alliance and Safe Food Action St. Louis. Genetic modification (GM) consists of modifying the genetic structure of an organism by inserting a gene or altering an existing gene. The result is a genetically modified organism (GMO). GMOs are now used extensively in food. WFM placed itself in the center of a dispute concerning GMOs in food when it significantly changed its position. WFM had previously opposed the USDA's (US Department of Agriculture) deregulation of GMO alfalfa, which would allow it to be planted anywhere. But, in January 2011, WFM endorsed "conditional" deregulation of GMO alfalfa, stating ...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_25437.cfm

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