Whole Foods sued for allegedly mislabeling GMO almonds as “non GMO”

| | November 12, 2014
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A class action lawsuit that was filed last week in California accuses Whole Foods Market of selling Blue Diamond almond milk products that are mislabeled as “Non-GMO” in violation of California’s Sherman Law and consumer protection laws.

According to the GMO labeling class action lawsuit, Plaintiff Michelle Richard alleges that she, as a health-conscious consumer, read and relied upon the Non-GMO Project Verified labels when choosing to purchase the products.

“GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are plants or animals created through gene splicing techniques of biotechnology, also known as genetic engineering,” the Whole Foods class action lawsuit says. “The evidence of risk and actual harm from genetically modified foods and crops to our health and environment is constantly growing. GMOs have been linked to thousands of toxic and allergic reactions, sick sterile and dead livestock, and damage to almost every organ and system studied in lab animals,” Richard alleges in the GMO labeling class action lawsuit.

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According to the Whole Foods class action lawsuit, the Non-GMO Project Verified label indicates that a product has been verified as having been produced according the best practices for genetically modified organism avoidance by the Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to building awareness about GMOs.

Read full, original article: Whole Foods Hit with GMO Labeling Class Action Lawsuit

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