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Does Labeling Matter? The Importance of GMO Labels to Inclusive Businesses

Malnutrition is a concern in many developing countries, leading inclusive businesses to take part in tackling the issue. According to the 2017 Global Nutrition Report, the malnutrition crisis affects 88% of countries that were reviewed. For inclusive business owners, this realization has contributed to new avenues of sustainable food production and infrastructure that is inclusive, peaceful and stable. These efforts are crucial to fighting malnutrition, but so is the process of properly labeling the foods.

Organic food production and consumption, no matter where it takes place, is strengthened by the way that the foods are labeled—leading the industry to create laws like the GMO Labeling Bill established in 2016. Using labels that are accepted and understood by global markets is a way for inclusive businesses to better understand how they can effectively create working models for growing, harvesting, and distributing organic produce to those who need it.

If you are an inclusive business owner who distributes food to developing countries, you should be aware of the need for proper labeling. If you already produce certified organic food, your products are technically non-GMO and should be labeled as such.

For more information on labeling, see this guide to GMO-labeling and organic foods to determine how you can be more transparent in delivering products to consumers.

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