Yeah for Ben & Jerry's! I love their ice cream and now they've given me another reason to purchase.
Here is their position on GMOs and labeling (taken from their website):
Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are organisms that have had
their genetic makeup (DNA) altered through genetic engineering in a way
that does not occur in nature or through traditional cross-breeding
methods. GMOs are found in key commodity crops grown in the United
States, like corn and soy. Because more than half of processed food
products on grocery store shelves contain one or more genetically
engineered ingredient, it's likely that almost all of us eat foods that
contain GMOs on a regular basis.
As the campaign to label food products made with GMO ingredients
moves across the states, including Vermont, Ben & Jerry’s is proud
to stand with the growing consumer movement for transparency and the
right to know what’s in our food supply by supporting mandatory GMO
Here’s our status: currently, in the United States and Canada, 80% of
Ben & Jerry’s ingredients by volume are sourced non-GMO. We commit
to sourcing non-GMO ingredients for all our products everywhere by
year-end 2013. In fact all our products made in Europe are already
We will track our progress as we complete this conversion, with
public updates on this site. Beginning now, and throughout 2013, we will
transition packaging so that all Ben & Jerry’s products will be
labeled with respect to GMO by the end of 2014.
have a long history of siding with consumers and their right to know
what’s in their food. We fought long and hard for labeling of rBGH,
which was the first genetically engineered technology used in the US
food system. We thank and encourage all those who are continuing this
fight in support of transparency and the consumer’s right to know.
You can take action now at Just Label It!
To read their full statement and updates, you can visit their website: Ben & Jerry.
Thank you Ben & Jerry's.