Whole Foods Market has committed to full GMO transparency by giving supplier partners five years to source non-GMO ingredients or to clearly label products with ingredients containing GMOs. All products in the US and Canadian stores that contain GMOs must be clearly labeled by 2018.
Most foods that contain any genetically modified plants or micro organisms that were used in production require indication of some sort. This is a problem because numerous products are exempt from labelling obligations. These exemptions primarily concern additives, and processing aids, but also apply to meat, milk and eggs. The United States has openly admitted to believing that there is no difference between GMOs and natural organisms. The FDA and USDA, along with the Codex Alimentarius Committee, suggest that no country should require mandatory GMO labelling on food items. This is ridiculous, science has already shown that GMOs act differently in the body and are a threat to health. Workers usually have to wear full body suits and masks when spraying our food with toxic chemicals. They are toxic chemicals that are responsible for mutating cells and causing cancer. Cancer is a billion dollar industry and big pharmaceutical companies fund all major medical research.
The United States has not experienced any regulatory failures. There have been no major food safety scares, and the minor ones have had a short lives political impact. The United States has in place a relatively well-established set of national regulatory bodies which appear to function reasonably well. The United States has experienced a decline in public confidence in government regulation due to the perception that it was ineffective, so they created a new set of regulatory institutions and administrative mechanisms to improve public accountability. (1)