20 September 2012
Non-GMO Month is Almost Here!
Did you know October is Non-GMO Month?
October is right around the corner and in the organic and natural food industry it signifies the beginning of "Non-GMO Month," sponsored by the Non-GMO Project. The third-annual "Non-GMO Month" was created to bring awareness to the issues of genetically modified or transgenic organisms in today's food system. It is hoped that this month will encourage more studies to provide more evidence that genetically modified crops -- and even animals, e.g. transgenic salmon discussed in this NPR segment -- are unsafe to eat.
Although GMO's have been in market since the early 1990s, there have been few studies with proper long-term testing of GMOs. Without long term tests, there are no guarantees that transgenic foods are in fact safe for our bodies and our environment.
One of the goals of Non-GMO Month is to educate consumers about the potential health issues that GMOs can cause to the human body after extended periods of exposure. It is hopeful that this campaign will encourage the scientific community to take the threat of transgenic materials seriously, and will lead to long term studies. These studies could provide more evidence that genetically modified crops -- and even animals, e.g. transgenic salmon discussed in this NPR segment -- are unsafe to eat.
Being the first (and only) Non-GMO verified cheese company worldwide, we feel it a responsibility to help educate and bring awareness on genetic modifications in our food supplies. So, we are kicking off Non-GMO Month by adding some new pages to our site! Take a look below for links to our newest additions to the Rumiano Cheese website:
Educate yourself and others this October by bringing awareness to the threats posed by transgenic production of our foods.