We are committed to supporting efforts to require GMO labeling and will continue to stay involved in this cause until important legislation is passed here in the United States.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2013
The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), the world’s largest nutrition school, is happy to announce that it has donated $117,000 to four organizations that share in its mission to label foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
“People have the right to know what’s in their food and make informed decisions about what they eat,” said Integrative Nutrition Founder, Director, and Primary Teacher Joshua Rosenthal. “So many countries in the world outlaw GMOs, and in the progressive United States, basic labeling isn’t even required. I’m extremely proud to support these four organizations that are fighting to empower consumers and require GMO labeling. We can make an even bigger impact when we join forces with like-minded organizations that share our vision and core values. Together, with the passion and commitment of the entire IIN community, we can truly create a ripple effect that will change the world.”
Last month, Integrative Nutrition committed to donating $100 for every student who enrolled in the Health Coach Training Program to organizations that are fighting for GMO labeling. With an enrollment of 1,170 students, Integrative Nutrition succeeded in donating $117,000 to the following organizations:
- The Non-GMO Project is committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.
- The Institute for Responsible Technology educates the public about the risks and impact of GM foods and crops on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture.
- LabelGMOs is the grassroots group that rallied behind Proposition 37 in California, a defeated initiative that sought to empower consumers and require the labeling of GMOs.
- The Organic Consumers Association campaigns for issues relating to food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children’s health, and environmental sustainability.
This charitable giving effort is part of Integrative Nutrition’s greater commitment to partner with organizations whose missions are to make the world a healthier, happier place. In recent years, Integrative Nutrition has donated nearly $600,000 to organizations that are working towards a healthier future. In addition, Integrative Nutrition strives to support its student and alumni by recognizing initiatives that are helping to improve the health and wellbeing of their communities.
“We are committed to supporting efforts to require GMO labeling and will continue to stay involved in this cause until important legislation is passed here in the United States,” said Rosenthal. “The enthusiasm and support of the entire Integrative Nutrition community inspires me every day, and I know that by working together, we can achieve truly remarkable accomplishments.”
About The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)
Founded by Joshua Rosenthal in 1992, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition has grown from a small classroom of passionate individuals to a global community of over 40,000 students and graduates in more than 113 countries worldwide. Its flagship course, the Health Coach Training Program, teaches students to become successful Health Coaches who can effect positive, long-lasting change. The school’s unique curriculum teaches a wide variety of skills in health coaching, nutrition education, business management, and healthy lifestyle choices. Visit http://www.integrativenutrition.com for more information.