Posted 9 months ago on May 27, 2013, 10:17 p.m. EST by BradB
from Washington, DC
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In response to recent activism and revelations of just how dangerous GMO food really are, food companies big and small starting to aggressively source ingredients that are not genetically modified.
But, these companies are struggling to replace genetically modified ingredients with conventional ones because of such proliferation of these gene-altered ingredients in the world food supply.
Pressure is also rapidly growing to label products made from GMOs. In Connecticut, Vermont and Maine, at least one chamber of the state legislature has approved bills that would require the labeling of foods that contain genetically modified ingredients, and similar legislation is pending in more than two dozen other states. This past weekend, rallies were held around the globe against producers of genetically altered ingredients, and consumers are threatening to boycott products that are not labeled.
And so, for many businesses, the pressing concern is just what it will take to gain certification as Non-GMO.
Lizanne Falsetto knew two years ago that she had to change how her company, ThinkThin, made Crunch snack bars. Her largest buyer, Whole Foods Market, wanted more products without genetically engineered ingredients – and her bars had them. Ms. Falsetto did not know how difficult it would be to acquire non-G.M.O. ingredients.