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GMO Labeling Update: Progress Galore!

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by Tanya Sitton

The push for mandatory GMO labeling continues to gain momentum around the country, as consumers clamor for food industry transparency. Several recent news stories highlight the inevitability of the shifting tides, making conscious eaters optimistic and chemical companies (presumably) quite nervous. The Times They Are A-Changin’ Whole Foods announced last Friday that all GMO-containing products sold in their stores must be labeled such by 2018, making it the first national grocery chain to embrace GMO transparency. From Packaging Digest:

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Down to Earth to label GMO food by 2018

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by Staff

Hawaii's largest locally founded natural-food retailer, Down to Earth Organic & Natural, is joining its bigger rival Whole Foods Market in setting a 2018 deadline for labeling genetically engineered products sold in its stores.

Down to Earth announced its move Monday, saying that the similar decision announced Friday by Whole Foods, the nation's largest natural foods retailer, is a "game changer" for the natural-products industry and consumers.

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Down to Earth to label GMO food by 2018

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by Staff

Hawaii’s largest locally founded natural-food retailer, Down to Earth Organic & Natural, is joining its bigger rival Whole Foods Market in setting a 2018 deadline for labeling genetically engineered products sold in its stores.

Down to Earth announced its move Monday, saying that the similar decision announced Friday by Whole Foods, the nation’s largest natural foods retailer, is a “game changer” for the natural-products industry and consumers.

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Down to Earth to require GMO labeling in its Hawaii stores

Pacific Business News

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Down to Earth Organic & Natural said its five stores in Hawaii will begin requiring foods with ingredients containing genetically-modified organisms to be labeled as such by 2018, following Whole Foods Market's announcement last week that it will do the same.

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Down to Earth to Require GMO Labeling by 2018

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by By Sonia Isotov

Down to Earth Organic & Natural today announced it will begin requiring any products with ingredients containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled as such by 2018. The decision follows a similar announcement by Whole Foods this past Friday.

“Whole Foods announcement is a game changer,” said Mark Fergusson, the chief organic officer for Down to Earth, in a press statement on Tuesday.

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Down to Earth requires GMO Labeling by 2018

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Down to Earth GMO Labeling, KITV 3-11-13

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KITV News on Down to Earth Labeling of GMO Foods

Howard Dicus reports on Down to Earth announcement that: All Products Containing Genetically Modified Ingredients Will Need to Be Labeled As Such

Honolulu, HI (March 11, 2013) -- Down to Earth Organic & Natural today announced it will begin requiring any products with ingredients containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled as such by 2018. The decision follows a similar announcement by Whole Foods this past Friday.

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Down to Earth to Require GMO Labeling By 2018

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All Products Containing Genetically Modified Ingredients Will Need to Be Labeled As Such

Honolulu, HI (March 11, 2013) – Down to Earth Organic & Natural today announced it will begin requiring any products with ingredients containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled as such by 2018. The decision follows a similar announcement by Whole Foods this past Friday.

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Down to Earth to Require GMO Labeling By 2018

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All Products Containing Genetically Modified Ingredients Will Need to Be Labeled As Such

Honolulu, HI (March 11, 2013) – Down to Earth Organic & Natural today announced it will begin requiring any products with ingredients containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled as such by 2018. The decision follows a similar announcement by Whole Foods this past Friday.

"Whole Foods' announcement is a game changer," says Mark Fergusson, Down to Earth Chief Organic Officer. "It marks a big victory in the move towards the labeling of genetically modified foods. Down to Earth will monitor and review the situation and may move our implementation date earlier if that becomes possible."

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Yearly health fair offers tastings, demos and more

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The 19th annual PrimeTime Wellness Fair will feature 90 booths offering health screenings and healthy-living information, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. The event is free. At 11:45 a.m. sharp, be front and center at the Down to Earth booth, where chefs will present “Eating Healthy with Fresh, Local Produce,” demonstrations of tofu and vegetable dishes.

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