Celebrate NON-GMO Month
WHAT IS A GMO?
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are plants or animals created through the process of genetic engineering. This experimental technology forces DNA from one species into a different species. The resulting GMOs are unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional breeding.
Genetic Engineering Means Pesticides
Almost all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit. Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.
The Right to Know
We have the right to know what’s in the food we’re eating and feeding to our families—we deserve an informed choice. Informed choice is a fundamental right. This is the #1 talking point because it’s impossible to refute. The biotech lobby presents all kinds of bogus “facts” to defend failure to yield, toxicity, and food security violations, but arguing against the right to know is difficult and un-American. Research has shown that this is by far the most compelling talking point, and it should therefore have a consistent presence in all non-GMO communications.
Currently, we are taking part in the Right to Know Initiative. Please come in and sign the petition to get our food labled: Learn more.
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Feb. 21st - Pain Relief Class
Feb. 28th - Understanding Different Types of Essential Oils
Mar. 3rd - Sno-Isle Co-op's 18th Birthday!
Mar. 6th - DIY: Handmade Soaps
Mar. 13th - Corinne's Irish Beer Tasting
Mar. 14th - Natural Household Cleaners Class
Mar. 20th - Owner Appreciation Day!