Standing up to Monsanto: Chipotle

“With voters in Colorado and Oregon set to decide measures requiring clear labels on food that contains genetically modified ingredients, Chipotle, the Denver-based fast-food chain, is urging residents to approve the initiatives that Monsanto, Kraft, and Pepsico have spent millions to defeat.

‘Fundamentally, we believe that people have a right to know what’s in the food they eat,’ Chipotle chairman and co-CEO Steve Ells said Tuesday in a statement, Denver Westward reported. ’Consumers want this information, and we are already giving it to them. But well-funded opposition groups continue to fight labeling efforts, with opponents putting their own profits ahead of consumer preferences.’”

- via Bloomberg.com

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Non-GMO Pick: Westsoy Seitan

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This week, Sharon presents her favorite meat substitute: Seitan!

Seitan is a soft, tasty, protein-packed derivative of wheat. Sharon plans to use hers with some fresh organic veggies in a stir fry, but it’s also great in soups, stews, and much more. :)

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Crops at Risk of GMO Contamination

The following crops are at risk of being genetically engineered, either because GMO varieties are in commercial production, or because of contamination from unapproved trial varieties. Ingredients from these crops may not be used in Non-GMO Project Verified products unless DNA testing shows them to be compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard:

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The World According to Monsanto

“There’s nothing they are leaving untouched: the mustard, the okra, the bringe oil, the rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow. If they control seed, they control food…”

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Staff Pick: Non-GMO Project Totes

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Throughout the month of October, we’ll be giving away several of these big, sturdy, and stylish canvas totes as a part of our Non-GMO Month celebration! Stay tuned to Facebook and Instagram for your chance to win one of your own!

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Non-GMO Giveaway!

This October, our regular Monday Giveaways on Facebook will be exclusively NON-GMO GIVEAWAYS in celebration of Non-GMO Month!

Tune in every Monday morning and answer a GMO-themed trivia question for your chance to win some great Non-GMO Project Verified products throughout our store. Today you have a chance to win a pack of super-soft, gluten-free, and vegan Liz Lovely cookies! ;)

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Customer Empowerment Labeling: Non-GMO

Since it’s the beginning of Non-GMO Month, we thought it’d be a good idea to remind you that our custom royal blue “NON-GMO” labels make it simple to spot the Non-GMO products you’re after! At The Corner, it’s just that simple. ;)

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First Thursday Reminder!

Be sure to stop by today, Thursday October 2, for our monthly Super Supplement First Thursday sale, where you can save up to 35% on all your vitamin and supplement needs!

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October is Non-GMO Month!

This October, Natures Corner Natural Market will be one of more than 1,500 grocery retailers across North America participating in the fifth annual Non-GMO Month—a celebration of people’s right to choose food and products that do not contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  Make a pledge along with the staff at Nature’s Corner to be aware of GMO’s being used in the food industry. Enter our free daily raffle everyday you shop at The Corner during October. Each day we will draw a winner of a free canvas GMO awareness bag, or a Non-GMO certified product.Studies show near-universal support for GMO labeling — over 90 percent of Americans want to know whether or not their food contains GMOs, and 2014 has seen a groundswell in the “right to know” movement. More than 1.2 million Americans have contacted the FDA asking them to implement mandatory labeling of GMO foods and 27 states have taken up GMO labeling bills like those passed in Maine and Connecticut in June.

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Non-GMO Pick: Organic Avocados

Can you spot Sam? ;)

Every chance she gets, Sam snacks on one of our fresh, organic avocados. Sometimes it’s with just a touch of salt and pepper, and sometimes it’s on a piece of toast with tomato. Anyway you eat it, a ripe avocado always a good choice!

All of our fresh produce (veggies AND fruits) is always 100% organic and GMO-free. You can count on that. And if you have any questions throughout Non-GMO Month (or anytime, for that matter) you can always ask a staff member. We’ll be glad to tell you a little about Genetically Modified Organisms and show you where we keep our Non-GMO Project-verified products. Happy October!

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