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Consumer Interest In Non-GMO Foods Continues To Grow

August 19, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Consumer interest in buying foods that contain no genetically modified organisms (GMO) is not flagging. Sales of verified non-GMO foods soared 80 percent last year, and the movement continues to accelerate, thanks to state GMO labeling victories, retailer-initiated labeling requirements and growing consumer demand for GMO transparency. According to the Center for Food Safety, more than 60 bills have been introduced in 20 states requiring GMO labeling or prohibiting genetically engineered foods. Voters in Oregon and Colorado will vote on GMO labeling bills in the fall, a sure sign that non-GMO awareness gaining a foothold.
Jenna Blumenfeld et al, "Non-GMO food sales growing, according to new NBJ research (infographic)", NewHope360.com, August 19, 2014, © Penton
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