By Melissa Diane Smith, Illustration by Dave Klug
More and more consumers are looking for ways to avoid genetically modified foods (GMOs).
Here's why — and how you can join them
What’s the quickest, easiest way to avoid buying foods that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Look for the Non-GMO Project Verified seal and the USDA Organic seal on the label.
Increasing numbers of consumers are doing just that. The Non-GMO Project Verified label is the fastest growing label claim in the natural foods industry, and sales of organic food products in the United States continue to grow each year. The Non GMO Project is North America’s only independent verification program for products made according to the best practices for GMO avoidance, and USDA certified organic products cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients.
So, why the growing trend to seek out and buy non-GMO foods?
Here are a few reasons: