Are we crossing the tipping point with GMOs?
The US packaged food company Diamond Foods Inc is moving its US sales to Non-GMO Project Verified in response to consumer demand.
ETB North America, LLC, one of the fastest growing sports nutrition companies in the US and the makers of Eat The Bear protein, has announced that it has reformulated its flagship whey protein isolate using non-GMO isolate.
And Hellmann's Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil is now made with Non-GMO ingredients.
It seems that many American mothers want Quaker to follow suit. A recent survey for the Just Label It campaign found that nearly 93% of moms who buy Quaker products want the company to label foods that contain GMOs. The survey also found that of 800 mothers surveyed online, 80% want the company to stop financing anti-GMO labelling efforts.
No wonder that one Huffington Post columnist recently asked, "Are we crossing the tipping point?" with GMOs. She notes not just some of the moves by big food firms mentioned above but also the removal of GMOs by Chipotle and Ben and Jerry's, the musical campaigning of Neil Young, and the way that not just firms but whole countries and regions seem to be moving against glyphosate and GMOs.
For example, Sri Lanka has banned glyphosate, Hungary wants to ban GMO cultivation, and in the US, a judge upheld Jackson County, Oregon's ban on growing GMO crops.
This may well be the beginning of the end for GMOs and the glyphosate herbicide that most of them are grown with.