June 3, 2013

Monday Did you Know? Uh Oh GMO

Do you know where your food originates?  With all of the information available to us, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when searching for healthy food options.  A simple google (or Bing, if you prefer) search for ‘non-GMO foods’ results in countless articles about GMOs and how terrible yet prevalent they are in our society.  Last week, Japan denied a shipment of GMO wheat from Oregon… so why is it ok for us to use in the US??

Here is one resource for avoiding GMOs.  Buying local and organic is basically the key to avoiding GMOs in your diet!

A couple local sources of organic foods are Blue Marsh Market and Wimer’s Organics.  If you know of other good sources, please post to the comments!


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    Carla June 3, 2013 Reply

    I have found a lot of sources for organic food in Berks Cty.! Some I use are Kimberton Whole Foods, Nature’s Garden, and Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative ( Organic is truly the way to go!

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    Jan June 4, 2013 Reply

    Giant on State Hill Rd. has a nice organic section, set apart from the rest of the store (but don’t fall for the items that deceptively say ‘natural’ – not the same). There’s also Dutch Meadows Organics at the Wyo Farmers Market, and there’s a tiny organic veggie section at Beaver Dam Produce adjacent to DM at the market.

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    Carla June 4, 2013 Reply

    Almost forgot the West Reading Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings! It’s open 9am- 1pm every Sunday from May through November. They host some of the best organic product vendors around. Check it out! 🙂

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    Captain Awesome June 4, 2013 Reply is a great resource too. You can find info there for CSAs, local farmers, buying clubs and the like.

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