How to avoid GMO’s

Written by Kajsa IngelssonApril 26, 2017

Our previous post GMO what? spilled all the secrets and dirty info that are being kept from you on GMO’s. If you have not read it, please do! You will feel more compelled to act according to the tips in today’s post, and it will truly be for the benefit of both your health and our planets.

How to avoid, and by doing so stop, GMO’s

  • Purchase organic products: Purchase food labeled 100% organic or have the 3rd party non-GMO project stamp (check this list out). These two ways are the only legal certifications that food is a 100% entirely GMO free
  • Make your private garden or community garden/park bee friendly!
  • Buy fresh produce: Take up fresh produce from a non-GMO source. Most fruits and vegetables are from an organic source with the exception of five commercially grown produce items corn, Hawaiian papaya, edamame (soybeans), zucchini and yellow summer squash.
  • Include more dry grains, beans, nuts and seeds into your diet: Adding more dry grains, beans, nuts and seeds into your diet as these products are without GMO’s.
  • Avoid processed and packaged foods: the five most prevalent GMO crops of corn, canola, soy, cotton and sugar beets end up as additives in all kinds of packaged foods as corn syrup, oil, sugar, flavoring agents, thickeners and other ingredients.
  • Cook from scratch: makes meals from scratch with ingredients, instead of opting for pre-made food already prepared with ingredients.
  • Locate trustworthy farmers markets instead of shopping at a grocery store: Below is a list of websites and databases which offer locally grown, organic, and verified GMO free consumer products: