A protest is scheduled for Saturday morning at the Minneapolis Lake Street Lunds & Byerlys to urge General Mills to support GMO labeling.
Organizers say the 10 a.m. to noon protest “is part of an ongoing campaign directed at General Mills and other food companies who are out of step with the American public on the issue of GMO labeling.”
Shoppers will be asked to sign a petition urging the company and others to support mandatory FDA labeling of genetically modified organisms.
On its website, General Mills says:
We know that some consumers remain uncomfortable with GMOs. As a global food company, we produce products without GM ingredients in some markets – we also offer organic and non-GMO alternatives in most of our major categories in the U.S.
In the spirit of transparency, we’ve enrolled several products – especially our organic products – in the U.S. Non-GMO Project. We oppose state-based labeling, but we support nationally standardized labeling of non-GMO products in the U.S., where there has generally been no requirement for special labeling.