Among the bills still alive
in the legislature is a measure concerning the labeling of food that contains
genetically modified organisms—or “GMO’s.” But some organic grocers are
taking the matter into their own hands.
Down to Earth Organic and
Natural will require food labeling on all products containing genetically
modified ingredients by 2018. This decision comes after a similar
announcement by Whole Foods last week.
CEO and Chief Organic
Officer Mark Fergusson says this is a move in the right direction and hopes
they can pave the way for other natural food stores. Down to Earth currently has
four stores on Oahu and one on Maui.
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(Molly Solomon / HPR News)