Whole Foods Market now carries more than 25,000 certified organic products and 8,500 non-GMO Project Verified products in its stores companywide*. Because the USDA National Organic Standards prohibit the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in organic food, these numbers make Whole Foods Market a top destination for shoppers who are looking to avoid GMOs.
Whole Foods Market has been an advocate for organic foods since its inception, and worked, as the sole retailer, with the National Organic Standards Board to develop the U.S.D.A. National organic standards. The company is also the first national grocery chain to set a deadline for full GMO transparency. By 2018, the company will provide full GMO transparency on all of its food products in its U.S. and Canadian stores.
For more information about GMOs visit: www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/gmo-fast-facts.
* Product mix varies by store, so not all stores carry all products.