In addition to Whole Foods, organizations such as Just Label It are advocating for better food labelling.
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Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
Lean On Life, a leading healthy lifestyle website with the latest on weight loss, nutrition and fitness has come out supporting a recent announcement by Whole Foods Market, which has promised to label all GMO foods it carries by 2018.
In a press release published March 19, 2013, Whole Foods Market outlined a plan to include labels on all products in its North American stores indicating if there are any GMOs present. Whole Foods Market is the first grocery chain to set such standards for GMO transparency.
Healthy lifestyle website Lean On Life has been actively campaigning for better food standards and better food labelling, including its recent call on the FDA to label genetically engineered salmon. Lean On Life applauds Whole Foods Market’s progressive step towards transparency and better food options for consumers.
Currently, food labelling standards in North America fall below standards set in many countries worldwide. Countries such as Australia, Brazil, Germany, China, Russia, the U.K. and many others all require labelling of foods containing GMOs. Echoing Whole Foods Market’s comments, Lean On Life believes that consumers deserve better transparency when making decisions about what to eat.
Tal Brodsky, food expert and Lean Life Coach at Lean On Life believes that the current trend is moving towards better policies. “While we don’t think that GMOs should be banned entirely, we certainly support the movement to label all products containing GMOs,” he says. “Consumers ought to know what they’re putting into their bodies, and how these substances can affect their health.”
Lean On Life hopes that Whole Foods Market’s decision to label all GMO products will open the door for other companies to follow suit. “This is an excellent example of policy-shaping that begins with private companies that can hopefully influence governments to mandate such regulations,” Brodsky says.
“In addition to Whole Foods, organizations such as Just Label It are advocating for better food labelling,” Brodsky says. “These actions will hopefully bring about lasting change that can improve the health of our nation.” To demand better food labelling, consumers are advised to submit their comments here.
Lean On Life is a healthy lifestyle website that provides expert-driven knowledge from doctors, nutritionists, fitness trainers and life coaches. The site takes a hands-on approach to making weight-loss, healthy eating and fitness a simple achievable lifestyle change.