Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Nature’s Food Patch Named One of Top 12 Right-To-Know Grocers

Nature’s Food Patch 
Named One of Top 12 Right-To-Know Grocers
advocating for the labeling of GMO ingredients
 

CLEARWATER- July 2, 2013 – Nature’s Food Patch is proud to announce they have been selected as one of the top 12 Right-To-Know grocers in the United States by the Organic Retail and Consumer Alliance (ORCA).  Out of 156 customer nominations, Nature’s Food Patch was chosen to be part of the “diligent dozen.”  The top 12 stores were chosen to honor those companies which were transparent about their GMO labeling on items carried in-store.  These stores are considered to be pioneers in the area of truthful labeling, and are seen as encouragement to other grocers to provide transparent labeling as well. 
Nature’s Food Patch employs GMO researcher Patience Melton, who is responsible for researching all products to verify if genetically modified organisms are present, as well as educating employees and consumers on GMOs.  If a product is found to contain GMOs, Patience will actively seek out alternatives to find a non-GMO replacement for those items. If there are no alternatives for a product containing GMOs, these products will be labeled as GMO on the pricetag in the store to ensure customer awareness.
Genetically Modified Organisms are plants or animals derived from genetic engineering.  One example is commercial GMO foods that are engineered to withstand direct contact with insecticide.  While many countries around the world have significant restrictions or outright bans on GMOs, in the US, the government has approved the sale of GMOs, and it lies in the hands of consumers and grocers to educate themselves and actively opt out of purchasing GMOs. 

About Nature’s Food Patch
Nature‘s Food Patch Market & CafĂ© (est. 1987) is a community grocery store located on Cleveland Street in Clearwater, FL and is dedicated to offering a complete selection of quality organic and natural products. The store has been enthusiastically embraced by the health minded community and is known for its commitment to organic foods, quality natural products, community involvement and health education. Their vision is to serve and inspire their community in order to build a healthier world.

For More Information:

Cheryl Rosselle
Marketing Director, Nature’s Food Patch
(727) 443-6703 ext 240

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