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Gene-Altered Vitamin C Issue Stirs Up Controversy in Natural Food Industry

Posted Dec 15 2009 4:12am
GMO Fight Comes To Supplements Aisle by Scott C. Yates

(This article appeared on the front page of the October issue of Natural Foods Merchandiser, a leading trade magazine in the natural products industry).
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quote: "People think that health food stores are a kind of haven from things like GMOs"
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For more than a year now, supplements manufacturers have watched quietly as an angry chorus has risen up against genetically modified organisms. So far, though, GMO questions have stayed planted in the produce and grocery sections of natural products stores.

But now one small but vocal retailer concerned about GMOs in the environment has started asking his supplements suppliers if there are GMOs in the vitamin C he sells. The answers he says he's gotten have ranged from "we don't think so but we don't know for sure" to "probably." That's not good enough for Joe Lemieux, owner of the 2,500-square-foot Go To Health store inBrooksville, Fla. read more...
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