Celebrate our Right to Choose Non-GMO

OCTOBER IS NON-GMO MONTH
Together with Non-GMO Project, the Co-op is raising awareness of Genetically Modified Foods this month.
What are GMOs?

GMOs are plants or animals created through gene splicing techniques used in biotechnology. GMOs are the result of merging DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in normal crossbreeding.

Because we value sustainability and healthy, wholesome food, we aim to carry products that are not genetically modified.

Why do we care?

They may not be adequately regulated to ensure safety.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for example, doesn’t require a single safety study, does not mandate labeling of GMOs, and allows companies to put their GM foods onto the market without even notifying the agency.

Some GM crops go hand in hand with the herbicide Round Up. The main ingredient in Round Up is glyphosate, an herbicide which locks up minerals and nutrients so they are not available to plants. Glyphosate has many health risks. They also can create serious problems for farmers, including herbicide-tolerant “superweeds”, compromised soil quality, and increased disease susceptibility in crops.

Orange tags in-store!

All our Non-GMO products are labelled with an orange price tag in-store. We celebrate the right to know what is in our food and how it was produced!

Learn more about our GMO Policy by clicking here.
Find out more here about the Non-GMO Project Verification by clicking here.

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