Green Tip # 4: Go Organic

Avoid genetically engineering foods (GE) and eat organic and preferably local:

  • More than 70% of all food in Canadian grocery stores is genetically engineered (GE).
  • Many vegetables are grown with organochlorine pesticides (OPs) that can cause cancer, immune system problems and reproductive health problems.
  • GE crops are harmful because they reduce crop biodiversity.
  • Organic foods cannot contain any GE ingredients.
  • Avoid products with any of the following ingredients (as they are most likely GE): corn, soy, canola or cottonseed oil.
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