Your Right to Choose Non-GMO


October is Non-GMO

Natural Foods:  Your Right to Choose Non-GMO
Well for Life

GMOs are a hot topic as more and more people would like to see labels on foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients. Currently, it is not legally required for products produced by genetic engineering to say so on the label. It is estimated that up to 80% of all packaged foods and even many animal products contain GMOs. 

A large number of natural food companies are working hard to build awareness and educate consumers about GMOs and their impact on our health and food systems. This month is a good opportunity to find out more and try some products that show verification that they are GMO-free that you may not have tried before. 

Organic certification prohibits non-GMO ingredients, however there is no process to verify the non-GMO status on an on-going bases. Many companies, like Beanitos (one of my favorite chips, made from high fiber beans and gluten free) have "gone the extra mile" to get a Non-GMO Project Verification, which has an on-going verification process. Just look for the butterfly seal on the bag. 

To find out more about GMOs, and the concerns, check out the Non-GMO Project Verification website.  If you decide you want to try more Non-GMO products this month, check out our list of verified products and brands.

http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/

 

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Beanitos
High in fiber, Gluten Free and Non-GMO Project Verified