The Monadnock Food Co-op supports the Genetically Engineered Food Right-to-Know Act of 2015, introduced in the U.S. House and Senate, calling for mandatory federal labeling of foods and ingredients containing Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). The Co-op stands with National Co+op Grocers (NCG) in supporting this legislation.
“Our Member-Owners and shoppers are very concerned about GMOs and reflect what 90% of New Hampshire residents agree with — that they have the right to know whether their food contains GMOs. Like many, we’re concerned about the long term and unknown impacts of their use,” said Michael Faber, general manager of the Monadnock Food Co-op.
“While we support individual state’s right-to-know efforts, this national legislation presents a simple solution for manufacturers, retailers and consumers with consistent requirements across the nation,” said Robynn Shrader, chief executive officer for NCG.
Last year, the Monadnock Food Co-op’s GMOs: What’s in our food? event attracted over 600 attendees and called attention to state and national efforts calling for the labeling of GMOs in our food.
National Co+op Grocers (NCG), founded in 1999, is a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States. NCG helps unify food co-ops in order to optimize operational and marketing resources, strengthen purchasing power, and ultimately offer more value to natural food co-op owners and shoppers everywhere. Our 143 member and associate co-ops operate more than 190 storefronts in 38 states with combined annual sales over $1.7 billion. NCG is a winner of the dotCoop Global Awards for Cooperative Excellence and a Certified B Corporation. Find a map of NCG member and associate co-ops. To learn more about co-ops, visit www.strongertogether.coop.