Letter to Fred Meyer on non-GMO Labeling

20 May

For those of you who were wondering what the letter to Fred Meyer that a few of us farmers sent, here it is…

  
  
I want to show here that we really want our local grocers to be a part of the conversation when it comes to food and truth in advertising. I hope that we hear from Fred Meyer at some point to hear what their thoughts are on this important role they have to play. 

 For a little more background on this issue please read my post “What crops are GMO’s?” And another update from Oregon Farm Bureau, “Farmers take on Fred Meyer for Misleading GMO Advertising.”

One Response to “Letter to Fred Meyer on non-GMO Labeling”

  1. CHARLES FLANAGAN May 20, 2016 at 10:47 pm #

    For your information, a Wilco ad a month or so ago had a similar comment about their seedlings being GMO-free. I sent them an email stating that as a farmer-owned cooperative it was inappropriate for them to cast a negative light on GMO technology. Especially since ALL vegetable seedlings, plants and seed available to home gardeners are non-GMO. I got no response back from them, but the GMO-free language disappeared from more recent ads. We have to keep our eyes open and respond with a rapid and strong message whenever these inappropriate marketing gimmicks are used by retailers. My next target is Costco as they force consumers to buy organic because that is the only option for many products.

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