October is Non-GMO month. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. There is a lot of debate surrounding GMOs. Many consumers are concerned about the safety of the food they eat and the water that they are drinking. One of the pressing issues on my list is if our food supply is being changed without knowing the long-term effects to the planet or our DNA.
The following 9 crops are GM:
5. Sugar Beets
8. Yellow Crookneck Squash
Together lets create awareness around the importance of GMO labeling. Some things you can do today are to go local and buy local. Know your farmers and how your food is grown. Know what the PLU on your food stands for. This PLU will alert you if the food you consume is organic, conventionally grown or genetically modified. Do your research and be an informed consumer.
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To keep up to date on all things GMO check out the Non-GMO Project.
To connect with a farmer, farmers market, co-op or other consumers in your area visit Farm Match.