10 Things You Can Do to Stop GMOs

1. Join us in promoting the Oregon Right to Know GMO labeling campaign.

2. Tell your legislators, family and friends that you want the right to know what’s in your food.

3. Let your grocery manager know that you want them to support labeling and GMO education.

4. Eat fresh!  While some produce is genetically engineered, most GMOs will be found in processed foods containing soy, corn, canola oil, non-cane sugars and cottonseed oil.  Eat more fresh vegetables and whole, unprocessed foods. Your body will thank you and you will avoid direct exposure to most genetically engineered foods.

5. Avoid the five products that are most likely to be genetically engineered (GE) – unless they state that they are not made with genetically engineered ingredients, have a verifiable claim such as Non-GMO Project Verified, or they are USDA certified organic: Corn, Soy, Canola, Cotton and Sugar made from beets (sugar from cane is NOT GE).

6. Look for the USDA Organic seal and buy organic – The National Organic Standards prohibit the intentional use of genetically engineered foods.

7. Download the Non-GMO Shopping Guide from the Institute for Responsible Technology and the Non-GMO Project for a list of brands with products that claim to be made without genetic engineering (also available via mobile app).

8. Comment!  It takes 30 seconds to tell the FDA that you have the right to know what’s in your food.

9. When in doubt, ask!  Contact the manufacturers of your favorite foods and ask if they contain genetically engineered products.  Get the information you need and you can let the company know how you feel about GE foods.   Ask them to join the Non-GMO Project.

10. Share the One Mom’s Story or Dining in the Dark videos with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter to encourage them to tell the FDA to Just Label It.

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commented 2014-10-24 21:42:00 -0700 · Flag
As a young man. I saw how effective riots where and the destruction of the businesses, the riotous a lot of rights.
commented 2014-08-14 18:11:13 -0700 · Flag
Best thing to do is STOP buying from any store that sells GMO products period! That’s how you do it period!
commented 2014-08-14 17:05:55 -0700 · Flag
please stop all of it
commented 2014-08-14 17:05:30 -0700 · Flag
pleaasssssssse stop gmo
commented 2014-08-14 16:53:40 -0700 · Flag
WE DESIRE HEIRLOOMS!
commented 2014-07-17 17:26:04 -0700 · Flag
Why shouldn’t we have the right to know? Even though the biotech corporations tells the FDA that GMOs are safe, the FDA never actually sees the raw data. Besides, plenty of studies done by independent scientists, who have no connection to any biotech company and therefore have no potential conflict of interest, that show GMOs to be harmful. One of the best sources of information, in case you haven’t read it, is GMO Myths and Truths by Michael Antoniou, Claire Robinson, and John Fagan. Even though GMOs haven’t been proved absolutely conclusively harmful, there is too much evidence indicating that they are a hazard and that they need to be labeled so that consumers can avoid them if they so choose. It’s simple logos and ethos.
@RoseStorm1978 tweeted link to this page. 2014-03-15 01:14:45 -0700
Everyone! Please read and come out of the dark! Enlighten yourself! http://www.gmofreeoregon.org/take_action?recruiter_id=9032
posted about this on Facebook 2014-03-15 01:14:45 -0700
Everyone! Please read and come out of the dark! Enlighten yourself!
commented 2014-01-31 15:33:16 -0800 · Flag
happy to be a part of this…. much needed awesome
commented 2013-05-25 10:26:15 -0700 · Flag
This will effect you too government what happens when you kill all the bees. what are you going to eat than.
commented 2013-03-28 23:02:06 -0700 · Flag
Just got the word, thankfful I found this!
commented 2012-12-27 13:47:03 -0800 · Flag
When are we going to get some measures on the ballot? Lets do this!
@dominicmylove mentioned @GMOFreeOregon link to this page. 2012-09-22 10:38:37 -0700
@randywsandberg tweeted link to this page. 2012-08-10 13:03:32 -0700
10 Things You Can Do to Stop GMOs in OREGON http://t.co/bOxGqqPH
@yumfoodsolution tweeted link to this page. 2012-05-03 18:08:41 -0700
How will you support seed heritage and sustainability in your community? http://t.co/84FEfGSx
published this page 2012-04-28 20:24:31 -0700
GMO Free Oregon
GMO Free Oregon is a group of volunteers across the state working to pass legislation that addresses the growing concerns related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Effort is underway right now on a statewide Right to Know GMO labeling initiative.