October is Non-GMO Month!
We are excited to announce that Boston Organics will be participating in Non-GMO Month 2012 this October!
Non-GMO Month is an opportunity to coordinate our voices and our actions, so that we can stand up loudly and clearly for our right to know what's in our food, and to choose non-GMO foods.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals created through the process of genetic engineering. This experimental technology forces DNA from one species into a different species. The resulting GMOs are unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional breeding.
- The majority of genetically modified ingredients are derived from GMO corn, soy, canola, and sugar beets.
- Genetically engineered ingredients are in about 80% of conventional American packaged foods.
- The long-term impacts of GMOs on our health and the environment are unknown.
- Almost 50 countries around the world, including all of the EU nations, have significant restrictions or bans on the production and sale of GMOs.
During Non-GMO Month we’ll help empower you to choose non-GMO foods. We’ll be sharing information and resources to help our customers and our community learn more about GMOs.
Certified organic produce and products are not allowed to contain GMOs (see the USDA for regulations.) By buying only certified organic produce and foods, we support manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and farmers who are committed to providing safe, healthy GMO-free food for us and for our children. As Boston Organics customers, you are already taking great steps towards reducing your GMO consumption.
As you find yourself in grocery stores this month, look for other products that are either USDA certified organic or have achieved Non-GMO Project Verification, which will be clearly tagged by participating grocers.
Let’s help create a non-GMO future together!
For more information about Non-GMO Month, visit http://www.nongmomonth.org/about
For more information about GMOs, visit http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/