Purchasing organic and certified organic products means your buying foods that cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients. Buying organic is key and another great way is to look for retailers supporting the “Non-GMO Project” verified seals. Shopping at retailers supporting this project will help you avoid GMO ingredients.
Organic food regulations prohibit certain (potentially deadly) and toxic pesticides from being used on crops, but there are no special restrictions for non-GMO crops. NON-GMO crops can be grown the same as other conventional crops but are loaded with toxic pesticide residues, including organophosphates that are linked to lymphoma and leukemia.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO certified food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. They believe that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.
They’ve created a searchable database of food retailers that are participating in the NON-GMO project.
The retailers and non-profits listed in this list are committed to informed choice when it comes to GMOs, and endorse the Non-GMO Project’s approach to ensuring the sustained availability of non-GMO options.
Stores with a “Supporting Retailer” designation have made an additional commitment to support the Non-GMO certified Project’s mission. For more information about the program, please go visit Participating NON-GMO Project Retailers.