It may seem like a nutritional wonderland as we meander down grocery aisles bursting with colorful packages that boast phrases like, 'all-natural,' 'whole grains,' 'heart healthy' and 'high in antioxidants.'
Although many of these phrases are vague and void of any standard, what should concern us even more are the ingredients inside these products that aren't being displayed in bold print: genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
It's been reported that 80 percent of processed foods in American grocery stores contain GMOs.
That is a scary number.
We at Allgood Provisions believe that food products shouldn't just have fancy labels and empty phrases, they should contain a standard of quality and full disclosure of what is really inside.
Here are four simple steps you can take to keep GMOs off your plate ...
1) Shop organic. Foods that are certified organic can't knowingly include genetically modified ingredients.
2) Buy foods labeled with the 'Non-GMO Project' seal. Like Allgood Provisions, foods labeled with this seal have been tested and verified by the Non-GMO Project.
3) Subscribe to new technology. There are free phone apps and online guides that will steer you in the right direction at the grocery store.
4) Spend your money with the right retailers. Many local markets are committed to serving non-GMO products. Look for one in your neighborhood. Here's a list of markets we work with.
October is Non-GMO month. Learn more about what you can do to help protect educated consumer choices and a non-GMO food supply.