GMOs and labeling
I admit it…I can be a little intense at times. I know there are those of you out there who are saying “at times?” When it comes to the topic of healthy eating, GMOs and labeling, all bets are off!
One of the greatest compliments I ever received was from a former manager, still a friend, who said that I “don’t suffer fools”. I value that, and I hope it defines me now and for my life going forward.
I have in the past, tilted at windmills and will again…sometimes I win. I really try to champion those who have no voice or who haven’t the necessary knowledge or information to speak up for themselves.
Today, I want to lighten up and give a company I would usually give a thrashing a high-five. A qualified high-five, but a high-five none the less.
The Campbell Soup Company, the company who owns Pepperidge Farm, Prego, Plum Organics, and of course Campbell Soup, has announced they will label all GMOs beginning July 2016.
The catalyst for this was the Vermont GMO labeling law which goes into effect July 1, 2016. Super High-Five to Vermont!!! They got it done! Regardless of the fact that Campbell Soup Company had to do this for Vermont, they didn’t have to do it across the board. Maybe it was cheaper to do it across the board and that’s the reason why. I don’t care. They did it; that’s what matters.
According to a statement issued by the company, The Campbell Soup Company has a “Consumer First” policy, and that’s why they did it. Ninety-two percent of consumers want labeling of GMOs and that’s the reason they did it for all products in all areas.
Campbell however, has no intention of removing GMOs from their products and maintains the scientific evidence exists that GMOs are safe, but the fact that they’ve acknowledged what their consumers want and have agreed to tell us which of their products contain GMOs is huge in my world.
All it takes is one to show the way. It will be interesting to see who follows their lead.
Just an FYI, it’s no surprise the GMO ingredients Campbell uses include canola, corn, soy and sugar beets.
I strongly, make that vehemently disagree with their stance that GMOs are safe; the scientific evidence supports quite to the contrary.
If the Campbell Soup Company really wants to put their consumers first, they will take the GMOs out of their products. Until then, it’s a start and certainly a step in the right direction by a processed food giant. We’ll take it for now…
If you’d like to read more about GMO food, check out this post from a while back.
Helping you achieve Major Wellness in your life!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC