The Doylestown Food Market is proud to support farmers and producers that support the non-GMO movement.
The non-GMO category is one of the fastest growing sectors in grocery; with 83 percent of shoppers seeking out non-GMO products and 57 percent saying non-GMO is key to brand buying.1 This growing awareness is sparking major change in the industry: labeling ballot measures, food manufacturers refining ingredients; retailers announcing their non-GMO purchasing policies; and food service companies inquiring about verification. To date, more than 30,000 products have been Non-GMO Project Verified, with annual sales of these products topping $12 billion.
Public concern about GMOs is rising as studies increasingly raise doubts about the long-term safety and environmental impact of this experimental technology. GMO labeling is mandatory in 64 countries around the world, including Australia, Russia, China, and all of Europe, but no such requirements exist in the U.S or Canada. Ninety-two percent of consumers say they believe that genetically engineered ingredients should be labeled. 2
1 2015 Market LOHAS (Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability) Mambo Sprouts Marketing Annual Natural andOrganic Consumer Research
2 Consumer Reports, October 2014