What to Eat Wednesday: Non-GMO

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My brothers and I were talking a lot on Sunday about food and where it comes from. One of the broski’s mentioned genetically modified food. We all agreed how weird it is that so many food products contain a genetically modified organism (GMO).

Have you ever thought about that? GMO’s are plants and animals created through gene splicing techniques of biotechnology. The very genes that make up the plant or animal are being altered (think mutation, insertion, or deletion of genes). Crazy, right?!

Or maybe you don’t care. Some people don’t. And that freedom is yours, yo.

But I care. My younger brother and his girlfriend are growing spinach, kale, berries, and all sorts of other goodies. I totally dig that! Growing your own fruits and vegetables is obviously the BEST way to know where your food is coming from and what is going into it. Not everyone can grown their own food (or want to) so I wouldn’t be doing my job if I did not educate you on the Non-GMO Project.

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. This is GREAT news! They have a stamp that is very easy to find on food products. To ensure that your favorite food products are non-GMO, look for this stamp…

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And with that, my friends, have a fabulous non-GMO Wednesday!