Congratulations to Just Label It (JLI), which just surpassed 1,000,000 signatures asking the FDA to label genetically engineered foods. Just Label It is a national coalition of 500 diverse organizations dedicated to the mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods, also referered to as genetically modified, or GMOs. In less than 180 days the group compiled a record number of public comments.
To build on the million signatures, the JLI folks today also revealed national survey results showing that more than nine out of 10 Americans support the labeling of genetically engineered food. Not 9 out of 10 Republicans, or Democrats or Independents. Americans in general are showing overwhelming support for GMO labeling, and that’s some pretty encouraging news.
Check out the infographic below for more details on what the survey was able to capture, and congrats again to Just Label It:
We’ve shared some video tours of our Horizon Organic brand’s Idaho and Maryland farms, and now we’re proud to bring another virtual tour to The Grazing Mind – Trinder Farms of Fabius, NY.
Tom and his farm are just one great example of the more than 600 family farmers we work with at Horizon. Probably goes without saying, but we’re so proud and honored to work with such passionate people. Check it out:
Later this week, tens of thousands of natural food and products fanatics will descend on the Anaheim Convention center for Expo West; the nation’s largest expo of its kind. It brings together 50,000+ attendees navigating a labyrinth of 2,000+ booths filled to the brim with snacks, samples and pitch teams ready and willing to tell you why what they’re selling is great.
It’s the kind of event that brings together the industry’s best and brightest. Which means the only thing better than the snacks and tchotchkes, is the conversation. Conversations around what’s working well in the natural industry, what needs help, who’s new and who’s doing it right. Only problem is, not everyone gets to hear those conversations… that’s where we come in.
Introducing Patio Chats. A new feature to the WhiteWave booth meant to bring more of those great conversations, to more people. We’ll be covering a number of topics relevant to our business and the industry in general, and all are welcome to attend.
Check out the invite and list of topics below, and stay tuned to The Grazing Mind for more details around what’s going down this year at Expo West…
(if you’re tweeting at Expo West, be sure to follow the #PatChats hash tag for even more conversation and sharing)
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