While October is Non-GMO Month, today, 10-10-10, is Non-GMO Day! What are you doing to celebrate? Here are some ideas:
Read on for a chance to win a case of Nature's Path Organic Granola Bars for telling us what you think about GMOs.
Get Up to Speed…
…on the basic scoop about GMOs. Genetically modified organisms — also called genetically engineered organisms —
are plants or animals where portions of the DNA from one organism are introduced into and made part of the DNA of another. There are a number of GMO crops currently grown in the U.S., including soy, corn, cotton, sugar beets and canola. GMO crops grown today may be insect-resistant (they grow their own insecticides) or herbicide-resistant (they withstand spraying by commercial herbicides). Know this already? Go to the head of the class! Better yet, go to the Non-GMO Project website
to learn more.
Want to make your voice heard? The Center for Food Safety
and their True Food Network is a good place to start. They are working to protect human health and the environment by curbing the proliferation of harmful food production technologies and by promoting organic and other forms of sustainable agriculture. Their True Food Network is where concerned citizens can voice their opinions about critical food safety issues, and advocate for a socially just, democratic, and sustainable food system. It's free to join, and you will get updates and action alerts on simple things you can do to make a difference
Get out there and support the vendors who are making the effort to go through the Non-GMO verification process! We have signs in our stores to help you find the products that have the Non-GMO Verified seal. This includes the first batch of verified products from our 365 brand — our full line of corn chips. While all of our private label products are enrolled for certification, these are the first to complete the process. Additionally, we encourage shoppers who are avoiding GMOs to choose organic products. You can also find a list of all of the participating products here
Please note that the site lists both enrolled products (products that have signed up for verification) and verified products (products that have gone through the verification process). This symbol appears next to the verified products:
Do you care about GMOs? For a chance to win a case of Nature's Path Organic Granola Bars (Non-GMO Project Verified, of course!), enter your comment by October 20th telling us why non-GMO products are important to you.
And don’t forget to wish everyone you pass a Happy Non-GMO Day!