Are you concerned about GMOs? Are you a Yogurt fan? If so, then please read on!
GMO Inside has created a shopping guide to help you make the best decisions when it comes to shopping for you and your family. Take a look and see how your favorite yogurt brands stack up when it comes to GMOs!
Please download, print, and use our guide to educate yourself and your friends. Feel free to share our yogurt guide or take it with you on your next trip to the grocery store!
Genetically modified organisms, introduced in 1996, now represent a major part of our food system (roughly 90% of the corn and soy crops in the U.S. are genetically engineered). This pervasiveness of GMOs has put human health, the environment, and our food system in great danger. Serious problems like an increase in usage of herbicides, increased chemical residues on foods, organic farm contamination, lawsuits between chemical companies and farmers because their fields were pollinated with patented seeds, and various health issues in laboratory animals and livestock have increased since the introduction of GMOs.
It will be impossible to eliminate GMO farming without addressing the food that is given to animals. In fact, 98% of GM soy and 49% of GM corn goes to feeding livestock and poultry. Because GMO crops are so often used to feed livestock, including cows, GMO Inside hopes to encourage progress throughout the dairy industry. The yogurt industry is a major processor of milk, and it is important to educate yourself about which brands do and do not utilize GMOs in their operations.
Cick here for a PDF to download our GMO Yogurt Shopping Guide. Let us know what yogurt you are eating, or if we excluded one of your favorite brands? Please add your comments or questions on our blog and we’ll get the scoop!