WHAT ARE GMOs?

At Whole Foods Market, we believe you have the right to know what’s in your food.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), also referred to as products of genetic engineering, are organisms whose genetic makeup (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. Want more info about GMOs and GMO products?

Our Commitment to GMO Transparency: Your Right to Know

Committed to Transparency

At Whole Foods Market, we believe you have the right to know what’s in your food. So we’re the first national grocery chain committed to providing GMO (genetically modified organism) transparency for our customers. Currently, we offer more than 30,000 organic and 13,500 Non-GMO Project Verified products (exact count varies by store location).

Paving the Way

We are the first to do a lot of this work with GMO transparency. It takes time to work through the details, and we owe it to our customers and supplier partners to not rush into decisions that could affect them adversely. We are working hard and are committed to providing our customers with information to help them make choices — something that isn’t available anywhere else.

How to Shop to Avoid GMOs  

Nearly all grocery stores in the U.S. sell foods with GMOs. They are pervasive — more than 70% of packaged foods in the U.S. contain GMOs, and the federal government does not require disclosure of GMOs in food. The good news is that we have solid tips for How to Shop if You're Avoiding GMOs.