Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Finding Non-GMO Labels

Finding Non-Gmo Labels
Finding Non-GMO Labels
Looking for non-gmo (genetically modified organisms) has been overwhelming to say the least. So many of our foods are genetically modified, even fresh produce and whole grains, and previously the only way to spot non-gmo with the naked eye is an organic label. After careful research, I am so pleased to provide you with two additions to looking for the organic labels.

Both Greenpeace and the Non-GMO Project have compiled a comprehensive list of non-gmo brands. Brand listing is so helpful because frankly that is how most of us shop. Think about how bombarded we are with business logos. Both of my children materialized there first steps to reading by the recognition of logos before age 2. Logos are a huge part of our culture.

Greenpeace has made gmo free brand recognition easy with a downloadable color coded list of good, moderatly good and bad brands to look for while you shop. You can also link the list to your facebook account for easy viewing from your smartphone.

There is also a new label in town, The Non-Gmo Project label. This is not only a new label to look for, you can search the website for your favorite brands. The website will tell you what brands have been approved as well as those pending approval. The Non-GMO Project website has also compiled a list of non-gmo wholesalers to watch for when reading labels.

I will be watching for these non-gmo brands when I am shopping today. Watch for my reviews in future blog posts.

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Fueled by the growing list of pollution related allergies my family suffered from each day, and inspired by my 97 year old grandmother who could recycle ANYTHING before recycling was cool, back in 2011, I decided (in the spirit of the Julie/Julia Project...) to embark on a journey to see just how much one family could do to change our planet. I didn't consult any other parties before I launched this idea. Thankfully my husband, daughter and son are usually my biggest supporters. Here is the catch; as I'm normally very thrifty (you can note from early blog posts), I was looking for ways that I could reduce our carbon footprint and make socially responsible purchases without increasing our spending. Mmmmmm. We succeed in changing some of our habits a bit and finding ways to reduce our footprint. There were lots of fun epic fails alone the way too! But the biggest change we have made over the course of the last six years, was to move from the mega city of Phoenix to Wyoming. You can read my full bio on my About Me page.

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