Fancy Food Show: GMO Labeling Panel Talks Transparency, Consumer Education

Throughout the session that extended past its hour-long scheduled time, panelists emphasized a focus on product transparency, building consumer awareness and transforming the supply chain to increasing production of non-GMO ingredients. Errol Schweizer of Whole Foods Market, the national specialty food retailer that announced earlier this year a plan to mandate GMO labeling for all its more than 300,000 SKUs by 2018, noted that the national retailer’s non-GMO products are selling at two to three times the rate of overall store growth. Read more …