A grocery chain with stores in Arizona is weighing in on the issue of genetically modified foods with its wallet. Late last week, Whole Foods announced plans to require labeling of all GMO foods sold in its stores by 2018.
It will be the first major retailer in the nation to make the change. The decision was led by customer demand, according to Whole Foods' executive global grocery coordinator, Errol Schweizer.
Whole Foods already sells more than 3300 products which are verified non-GMO. Many countries in Europe already ban or require labeling of genetically modified foods. There are seven Whole Foods stores in Arizona.