As we know, to create a genetically modified organism, the DNA from one species is literally injected into the DNA of another. Examples of crops that have been genetically modified include: alfalfa, canola seed, corn, and soy. Although I’ve blogged about genetically modified organisms in the past and their hazards to our health, this week I wanted to report some great news regarding the labeling of products that contain them.
Have you heard about the Non-GMO Project? This Project consists of an alliance among consumers, seed breeders, farmers, distributors, processors, retailers, and manufacturers who have come together to form North America’s first independent third-party Non-GMO Product Verification Program. Their program uses a multi-level process in order to verify compliance with the non-GMO standard at every level of the supply chain. This insures that producers follow exacting best practices for GMO prevention.
In addition, the Project’s seal helps consumers make more informed choices at the supermarket. So the next time you’re at the grocery store, make sure to scout out the non-gmo seal (it has a small orange butterfly in the top left-hand corner of the label!) Let me know how many you find in your favorite grocery store!
Until Next Week…Plan Well, Pack Well, Live Well,
PS – If you’d like more information about the non-gmo project, check out their website at: http://www.nongmoproject.org