GMO-FREE ZONE

As retailers see the sales of organic foods increase, and as complex national organic standards soon take effect, rising awareness of genetically modified foods seems to be the next issue.Organically certified products are supposed to be, by definition, free of GMOs, according to the newly adopted USDA standards. Some retailers are having a hard time ensuring that their suppliers are really GMO-free.

As retailers see the sales of organic foods increase, and as complex national organic standards soon take effect, rising awareness of genetically modified foods seems to be the next issue.

Organically certified products are supposed to be, by definition, free of GMOs, according to the newly adopted USDA standards. Some retailers are having a hard time ensuring that their suppliers are really GMO-free. Others don't want to make it a rallying point.

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