Guest Blogger from Andalou Naturals joins CFC (Cruelty Free Consumer) to talk about The Non-GMO Project

Non-GMO from botany to beauty What are GMOs? GMOs, “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial, and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.* Basically, it creates entirely new species that have never existed on the planet before, species that we do not have the science nor history to fully understand. GMOs are prevalent in many common crops used for animal and human consumption including Alfalfa, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Papaya, Soy, Sugar Beets, Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash. Your right to know. Over the past several years, consumers have started demanding the right to know what’s in their food. In the United States, there are major campaigns underway focused on GMO labeling policies, and many states have assembly bills before their legislatures. Polls show that over 80% of Americans support mandatory labeling of GMOs, and in support of this, just this past March, Whole Foods Market announced that by 2018, all products in Whole Foods US and Canadian stores must be labeled to indicate whether they contain genetically modified organisms. After all, doesn’t it make sense to know what’s in the products we use and consume every day by reading an accurate and truthful label? How to avoid GMOs? Unfortunately, even though polls consistently show that a significant majority of Americans want to know if the products they’re purchasing contain GMOs, there is an absence of mandatory labeling across the US, and in some cases misinformation about higher grocery costs if labeling is required. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization created to give consumers the informed choice they deserve. They offer North America’s only third party verification for products produced according to rigorous best practices for GMO avoidance. Look for the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal for GMO avoidance. non GMO Why Non-GMO for Personal Care? Crops grown for personal care products and food are from the same farm. Whether topically applied and absorbed through the skin or ingested directly as food, products containing GMOs should be labeled just the same. After all, shouldn’t it be the consumer’s right to choose if they want products containing GMOs or not? Guest Post by Stacey Kelly Egide, who founded Andalou Naturals® Fruit Stem Cell Science® skin care and hair care. From farm to bottle and botany to beauty, Stacey believes what goes on our body, goes in our body. Andalou Naturals is the first beauty brand to achieve 100% Non-GMO Project verification, and is passionately committed to a meaningful, world-wide policy of No Animal Testing. Andalou Naturals + Inspired Beauty + True Kindness + Mindful Action Follow us on Twitter | Find us on Facebook | Pin us Andalou Non-GMO 18x18 v4 http://www.nongmoproject.org/
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