You Have the Right to Know What’s in Your Food
We’re so passionate about helping folks avoid the harmful health effects of genetically modified food that we’ve made it a priority to stock our shelves primarily with certified organic & non-GMO foods.
All of our products have been researched to determine how they were grown, raised, and/or processed. If we couldn’t verify they’re free of GMOs, then we’ve labeled those items on the shelf as “May Contain GMOs” so our customers can make an informed decision for themselves. We support label transparency so you can make an informed decision for you and your family.
What are GMOs?
GMOs are often un-affectionately called “franken-food,” bringing to mind Mary Shelley’s famous character, Dr. Frankenstein and his lab-created monster who wreaked havoc on local villagers. Imagine a franken-tomato or corn cob monster rising up and contaminating your body alien-style. (Yeah, we know it’s a mixed metaphor, but can you envision the alien creature bursting through your stomach?)
Genetically modified organisms are plants or animals created through the process of genetic engineering – the man-made splicing of DNA from one species into another species. This untested technology results in unstable and combos of plant, animal, bacterial, and viral genes that don’t occur in nature.
Why should my family be concerned about GMOs?
The growing body of independent, scientific research is connecting GMOs to increased health problems like allergens, digestive issues, developmental problems, and more! Young children are especially susceptible to these dangers because of their still-developing systems.
Genetic engineering also means pesticides and herbicides (Yuck!). Nearly all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of these chemicals which means an increased use of chemicals continues to negatively affect our environment.
What can I do to avoid GMOs?
Well, the simplest way is to choose organic foods – organic foods don’t contain GMOs and the animals haven’t been given grains or feed that contain GMOs.
We also recommend you look for the Non-GMO Project Verification logo which means the product’s been independently tested and confirmed to be free of GMOs. (Learn more about the Project at www.nongmoproject.org).
Finally, consider supporting local causes like Right to Know Colorado which seeks to bring labeling requirements to food containing GMOs. (Find Right to Know Colorado at www.righttoknowcolorado.org)