The Non-GMO Shopping Guide

Posted on 03 December 2009

non-gmoThe Institute for Responsible Technology has launched a new website for all those Americans (more than 50% of the population) who said they would avoid GMO enhanced food if it was labeled.  It’s called the Non-GMO Shopping guide. Polls show 9 out of 10 Americans want GMOs labled, the US does NOT require labeling!  What are GMOs?  Genetically Modified Organisms or gene-spliced food.  You take the genes of one species and put it into another.  This is not the same as splicing a tree with another tree, this is more like splicing a tree with a cow!

Europe which is always light years ahead of us have many countries that are GM free or reject GMOs.  The World Trade Organization will not let any country outright ban GMO products.

The IRT website lists popular brands that don’t use ingredients from the eight GM crops such as soy and corn.  It also list dairy products that don’t allow the controversial GM bovine growth hormone.  Needless to say I have bookmarked this site and have sent the link to friends and family!

IRT’s Executive Director, Jeffery Smith says, “our new website gives consumers back the power to make an informed choice.” You can even download the guide to carry with you when you go shopping.

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Arcadia - who has written 58 posts on Green Girls Global Blog.

Arcadia Maximo is the owner of Maximo Construction, a residential construction company who only builds green! She also teaches a "hands-on" construction class at City College of San Francisco, where she is the coordinator of the Citybuild Academy program. She sits on numerous construction boards and is a Certified Green Building Professional and Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. Her hobbies include writing, ballet, and fashion!

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Jessica Woody says:

    Thanks for the great information…my husband and I avoid GMO foods and try to eat only organic, local produce and meats. This last summer we had our own heirloom organic garden and received amazing amounts of delicious produce without using harmful pesticides. Thus, I am now an advocate for organic gardening! :-D

    P.S. We also avoid dangerous artificial sweeteners like aspartame and splenda and aluminum-laden baking powder…more power to you green girls!

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