This October, we're celebrating non-GMO verified foods. Our friends at the Non-GMO Project believe that you deserve the strongest certification for GMO avoidance, making it easier for you to avoid GMOs in your shopping cart.
Over the last 45 years, author, educator, and health guruJanet Jacks has been asking good questions about our food and our health. We asked her to share some of her thoughts on GMOs and the non-GMO project and here’s what she said:
We are lucky! Today, we have choices. We have opportunity to benefit from the hard work of those who have taken ‘the road less travelled’, established guidelines, stood against the status quo, and created safe and healthy food for us to enjoy.
Certified organic foods are GMO-free and are grown on healthy soil without pesticides or herbicides. I celebrate the many pioneers who saw the need to grow our food with integrity and who worked hard to create the framework for organic growers, protecting organic certification from GMOs and dangerous chemicals. Making the organic choice protects you and your loved ones from unnecessary and harmful substances, among other benefits too numerous to mention here.
The Non-GMO Project is an independent consumer-driven, non-profit organization, world leaders in non-GMO testing and certification. Here’s great news! Because of their hard work, thankfully you can choose to avoid GMOs! To date, over 50,000 products carry their certification. Look for their butterfly symbol! Non-GMO Verified is the fastest growing label in the natural products industry: your assurance that the food you choose has been tested and contains no GMOs.
Every day I am thankful for the privilege and opportunity to choose organic and non-GMO verified foods. I am grateful for foods that nourish and sustain. Foods that heal and restore. Foods that energize and empower. Thankful for the farmers who understand the issues and care for the soil, the plants, the animals in the very best way. Thankful for Goodness Me!’s commitment to source exclusively certified organic produce. Thankful for the innovators, big and small, who produce the thousands of organic and non-GMO products in our stores. Thankful for knowledgeable staff who work hard every day to make it possible for you and me to access all the healthy foods I enjoy each week.
Celebrate with me the global movement for a better, more sustainable food system! And enjoy in your own self the wellbeing that can bring.
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