IOWA CITY, Iowa — The National Cooperative Grocers Association here said it plans to raise $75,000 to support labeling foods containing genetically modified ingredients.
“Food co-ops exist to serve their members,” said Robynn Shrader, chief executive officer for NCGA, which represents 134 member-owned co-ops. “And the message nationwide from co-op shoppers has been and continues to be clear: Shoppers want to know if foods contain GMOs. Whether they choose to buy GMO foods or not, consumers have the right to make informed choices about what they eat.”
In October, NCGA is partnering with 10 manufacturers whose products are Non-GMO Project verified and/or certified organic in an effort to raise the donation for the “Just Label It” campaign and to bring consumer awareness to the issue. Participating brands include Dream, Endangered Species Chocolate, Garden of Eatin’, Harvest Bay, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods, Nature’s Path Organic, Organic Valley, Silk, Spectrum and Wholesome Sweeteners.
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