Non GMO Shopping Guide is a cooperative effort of The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT).The Institute for Responsible Technology is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about genetically modified (GM) foods and crops. We investigate and report their risks and impact on health, environment, the economy, and agriculture, as well as the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting.
Founded in 2003 by international bestselling author and GMO expert Jeffrey Smith, IRT has worked in more than 30 countries on 6 continents, and is credited with improving government policies and influencing consumer buying habits.IRT’s Campaign for Healthier Eating in America mobilizes citizens, organizations, businesses, healthcare professionals, and the media, to achieve the tipping point of consumer rejection of GM foods.
What is a GMO?
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are made by forcing genes from
one species, such as bacteria, viruses, animals, or humans, into the DNA
of a food crop or animal to introduce a new trait.
Why Should I Avoid GMOs?
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine reported, “Several
animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,”
including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin
regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.
They urge physicians to prescribe healthier non-GMO foods to