GMO free day in the United States is October 10. The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) is asking that concerned consumers spread the word about the dangers of genetically modified crops. IRT asks consumers to help circulate a GMO free shopping guide for families. The guide teaches people how to shop for non GMO foods. GMO foods are already banned in Europe and have been for a decade.
GMO free Shopping Guide is Needed without GMO Regulation
Unfortunately, in the United States there is still no regulation on product labeling for GM foods. This is alarming because independent studies are continually showing the dangers of GM crops. Concerned consumers really have no way of knowing whether or not the products in their shopping cart is genetically altered or not. But the GMO free shopping guide will change that.
IRT believes that educated consumers alone can affect the GMO market directly without any government regulations simply by visiting their website and learning how to shop non-GMO. The economic pressure put on manufacturers to stop processing and growing GM products will ultimately get them greatly reduced and eventually off our dinner plates.
Who is IRT?
IRT was founded in 2003 by international bestselling author and GMO expert Jeffrey Smith. IRT has worked in more than 30 countries on 6 continents. The organizatrion is also credited with improving government policies and influencing consumer-buying habits. Their GMO free shopping guide is just one resource available at their website.
If you have an iPhone
IRT has a free iPhone app called ShopNoGMO. And it’s free. So definitely check that out.
The app is probably best used before you go to the store. Many customers have been frustrated because it currently lacks a search feature. But it is free. All safe brands are listed and updated regularly. If eating GMO free food is important to you, get this GMO free Shopping Guide app. Visit their Facebook page and give them a like as well.
Please visit: http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/ for more information on the GMO free shopping guide that is available.