Hawaii Public Radio

by Molly Solomon / HPR News

Among the bills still alive in the legislature is a measure concerning the labeling of food that contains genetically modified organisms—or “GMO’s.” But some organic grocers are taking the matter into their own hands.

Down to Earth Organic and Natural will require food labeling on all products containing genetically modified ingredients by 2018. This decision comes after a similar announcement by Whole Foods last week.

CEO and Chief Organic Officer Mark Fergusson says this is a move in the right direction and hopes they can pave the way for other natural food stores.

Down to Earth currently has four stores on Oahu and one on Maui.