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Leadership in Action
Feb 15, 2011
The Seattle-based PCC Market has adopted perhaps the most far-reaching no-GE-food policy in the nation, at least among major natural food retailers. The text of the new policy statement follows --
PCC's goal is to be GMO-free.
Toward that end, we are committed to the Non-GMO Project because it is the first independent, third-party, certifier in the U.S. to establish Best Practices and testing throughout the supply chain to ensure non-GMO claims.
We are elevating a longstanding screen to our product standards. Buyers will give priority to new items containing at-risk ingredients, organic and non-organic, that are enrolled in the Non-GMO Project.
We are asking all manufacturers making a non-GMO claim to verify that claim with the Non-GMO Project and to label products accordingly.
We advocate for the consumer's right to an informed choice, including the mandatory labeling of GMO products. We continue to educate consumers and communicate with manufacturers about the economic, social and environmental impacts of GMOs.