The biggest obstacle consumers are facing with removing and boycotting genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is simply being able to successfully identify them.
- Join us for an informative GMO group discussion to learn the basics on how to read labels and successfully identify and avoid harmful genetically engineered (GE) ingredients.
- Learn documented health dangers associated with GE foods.
- Overcome obstacles while dining out or attending social events.
- Identify safer non-GMO brands and shopping strategies to make healthier eating simple.
RSVP and bring your friends, neighbors, relatives or co-workers with you! The less they know about GMOs the more important it is you encourage them to attend.
The desire among consumers to avoid GMOs is there but the knowledge of how to identify them is lacking and deliberately difficult or obscure. Some food manufacturers voluntarily opt to identify and label their foods as non-GMO products to make your food selection process easier BUT nothing in the US mandates that a food manufacturer labels their products to identify GE ingredients. Consumers are left in the dark with inadequate information to choose healthier foods for themselves and their family.
Unfortunately consumers are left in the dark on GE foods and until the labeling of GE foods is mandatory in the US it will require some detective work and effort on your part to keep these dangerous ingredients out of your grocery bag and out of your body!
Shopping at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods or Sprouts does NOT guarantee your buying non-GMO foods.
Eating organic DOES ensure your eating non-GMO foods BUT do you buy everything 100% organic? If not, you need to know what to look for and what questions to ask if you like to dine out or attend social events. Also, the very presence of GE crops threatens the organic food industry. If you enjoy eating organic foods and wish to continue to do so, it is also important to help others boycott GMOs by inviting them to learn more and attend a meetup.
We be presenting a free screening of from Jeffrey Smith's GMO Trilogy, UNNATURAL SELECTION and bonus film YOUR MILK ON DRUGS.
**Non-GMO Shopping Guides will be available to anyone that needs one, 1 per person**
The films will run for about 1 hour and 20 minutes so there will be plenty of time for group discussion. Please bring your questions, concerns or insight for this important topic. If you have valuable GMO information/facts to add to the group discussion please be sure to document and include reliable sources.
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