1.      New GMO-Free food certification label

An estimated 70 percent of processed foods in the US now contain genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) as ingredients, but until now, consumers have had
no way to be certain about GMO content in many conventional packaged foods
(Certified organic food products are guaranteed GMO-free).  In an effort to
change that, three members of Green America's Green Business Network -
Organic Valley, Eden Foods and Nature's Path Organic Foods have joined a
dozen other food companies and an International verification firm, the
Global ID Group, to launch the Non-GMO Project.  The Project has developed a
third-party certification to assure US shoppers that a food product contains
no GMOs.

 Since no long term testing has been done to assess the safety of GMOs, and
since there is evidence that they may cause harm to humans and the
environment, Green American encourages consumers to adhere to the
Precautionary Principle and avoid GMOs until they are definitively proven

 Concerned consumers can find products that have been enrolled in the
Non-GMO Product's Product Verification Program online at  Starting in October 2009,
look for the project's "Non-GMO Verified" seals to begin appearing on food
products in grocery stores.

*Green America*, spring 2009, p. 28.


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