Organizations Join Forces To Denounce Genetically Engineered Ingredients
Two national nonprofit organizations, Organic Voices and the Environmental Working Group, recently announced that they will work together to promote the benefits of eating organic products and spearhead a movement that will require special labels for food containing genetically engineered ingredients. These initiatives make the present a great time to be enrolled in online chef programs because new students may soon be able to enjoy a world where fresh, organic ingredients are the norm.
“Organic has significant benefits to our environment,” said Scott Faber, vice president for government affairs at the Environmental Working Group. “We want to see this sector grow and also help consumers understand that only organic guarantees that food has been produced without synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, hormones or GE ingredients.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, Whole Foods Market is also joining the movement. John Mackey, the company’s founder and co-CEO, recently announced that all genetically modified items sold in Whole Foods stores in the United States and Canada will be labeled by 2018.
Foodies affiliated with culinary arts programs around the country are thrilled by the news and hope that an initiative of this nature will spur similar programs in other grocery chains, as well as more government involvement in the issue.