How much do you know about GMOs?


While reading this excellent blog post by Jan Morre over at Current Green (if you're unclear about why so many people loathe, nay, hate Monsanto, Morre sums it up perfectly), I was intrigued by her mention of a project by the Institute for Responsible Technology. The IRT has put together a non-GMO shopping guide, which contains helpful suggestions for avoiding GMOs in your food. Even better, it's put together a downloadable guide, listing exactly which brands do not use GMOs in their products, and which do. As Planet Green writer Sara Novak mentioned in a previous post on avoiding GMOs, it is estimated that around 70% of all processed food has been genetically modified. Between Sara's article and the blog post I mentioned above from Current, we now have two very useful tools for avoiding GMOs in our food:

- The Non-GMO Project is a collaboration of food retailers, producers, consumers, and farmers to identify products that haver been verified as having no GMOs.

- The Institute for Responsible Technology's Non-GMO Shopping Guide provides extensive lists of processed foods that are GMO-free, including breads, cereals, snack foods, dairy, meats, and meat substitutes.