Put your money where your mouth is

For those of you who are aware of and avoiding GMOs or have any other causes that you care about, there is a smartphone app called Buycott that you can take with you to the store. On the site, you can select causes to join and anytime you scan a product in the store that is affiliated with or attached to a cause that you join, it will alert you. My daughter and I LOVE taking this shopping with us. Anytime we get an alert, my daughter says, “GMO! Put it back!” A word of caution, though – just because a product does not get a red alert on Buycott does not mean that it is free of GMOs. Most often, only products that are owned by or affiliated with the corporation Monsanto will show up.  Here is a list of companies that make products that are certified GMO free by the Non GMO Project.

One of the hardest things to shop for if you’re trying to go GMO free is breakfast cereal. Buying organic almost certainly guarantees that the product is GMO free.  My kids are taste-testing a variety of cereals right now in an attempt to break an addiction to Honey Nut Cheerios. Read the Cornucopia Cereal Report to see how your favorites rate.