Every day, more and more Americans are becoming aware of genetically modified organisms – GMOs – and the frightening reality of a mainstream food supply that is for many intents and purposes, poisonous. Due to this welcome new awareness, organic foods are growing in popularity faster than ever before. Recent data provides that the majority of Americans, when given the choice, will choose to avoid eating genetically modified foods, and are seeking out organic options more often as the rule, rather than the exception. The FDA, in spite of this information, does not require disclosure from food manufacturers when their products contain genetically modified content. This is disturbing indeed, but, there is a reliable way to more effectively avoid brands that are guilty of peddling GM goods. The way to do this is to seek out and purchase products that have been awarded the distinction of being Certified Organic by the USDA.
When shopping for food, look for items that are specifically labeled “USDA Certified Organic”. According to the Organic Consumers Association, by taking this precaution, it’s much safer to conclude that the food you’re buying is free of GMOs because this is the only product label that is federally-regulated to prohibit the use of genetic engineering. Products that bear the seal are at least 95 (Read More....)