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Press Release

Groups Call on Vons to Label GMOs

Published on Fri, Mar 7, 2014 (8:05 a.m.)

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

CONTACT:
Sam Wilson-Moses, U.S. PIRG Education Fund
Cell: (541) 335-9972
[email protected]

On Anniversary of Whole Foods GMO Labeling Commitment,
Consumers Launch Campaign Calling on Vons to Follow Suit

What: U.S. PIRG Education Fund will hold a rally and press event outside the Vons on Tropicana and S Maryland Pkwy to mark the one year anniversary of Whole Foods’ announcement that it will adopt labeling for ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on all products in its stores, and to call on Vons to label its store-brand products for GMOs. U.S. PIRG Education Fund will also release a white paper documenting other recent actions by companies in response to consumers’ desire for labeling

Who:
- Sam Wilson-Moses, U.S. PIRG
- Nicole Sligar, GMO Free Nevada
- Angela Harris, Master Herbalist and lead instructor, HerbU.net


When: Saturday, March 8, 10:00 a.m.

Where: Sidewalk in front of Vons grocery store at Tropicana Blvd and S Maryland Pkwy

Visuals: Vons store, consumer activists, stacks of GMO labeling petitions, activists holding signs

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U.S. PIRG Education Fund works to protect consumers and promote good government. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public, and offer meaningful opportunities for civic participation. www.uspirgedfund.org

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