"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
From The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
Whole Foods Market has about 3,300 products that are not genetically engineered That is more than any other retailer in North America. Now it is taking it a step further. By 2018, any food sold in Whole Foods Market's U.S. and Canadian stores that contain genetically engineered ingredients must be labeled. This even includes meat that was fed genetically engineered feed - going beyond what any other nation requires for GE labeling. Whole Foods Market is the first national grocery store chain to set a deadline for full transparency of genetically engineered foods.
It is also a major victory for consumers who want to know what they are eating and a game-changer for federal and state-level labeling initiatives. It will bring change from many of its suppliers and there is hope that other grocery stores will follow suit.
It may seem like five years is a long time for this policy to take effect, but the fact is, it is a huge task. About 88 percent of field corn, 90 percent of all soybeans and more than 90 percent of canola seed grown in the U.S. come from genetically engineered seeds.
There is currently no legal requirement for genetically engineered food to be labeled. You have the right to know what you and your family are eating.
Maha gratitude to Whole Foods for doing the right thing!
How does Yoga Contribute to Earth Day and the Environment?
“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world, as in being able to remake ourselves”. Mahatma Gandhi
This beautiful quote expresses the transformative and revelatory powers of yoga. The practice of yoga removes any veils that cover the heart connecting us to the very best parts of ourselves. Our connection to the Earth and all living creatures also awakens; we become wise and loving beings. Wise and loving beings understand the importance of the health of the planet. And just like healthy cells make up a healthy body, healthy humans contribute to the health of the Earth. Yoga arms us with a mindset of wholeness; we see the importance of taking care of each other, all other living beings, and the planet. And this my friends is what happiness and bliss is all about...