Non-GMO Month Facts and Giveaway!(CLOSED)Thursday, October 20, 2011
I know many people including me care to a point what is in their products or even food. I am not obsessed over it but I do have my concerns ...
I know many people including me care to a point what is in their products or even food. I am not obsessed over it but I do have my concerns when it comes to ingredients. I was brought to my attention my EO Products(I did a review and also doing a giveaway on their products) that is it Non-GMO month and they gave me some information to share with you all and also a giveaway! I have information for you and the giveaway is at the bottom.
I was not sure how to write the information so I thought I would just cut and paste from my email, yeah I know the easy way haha.
Here is some great information about GMO's given to me by EO:
Skin Absorbs 60% of what is applied to it - Two simple steps to avoid absorbing GMO’s
1. Visit the non-GMO Project’s website and search their non-GMO product listings.
2. Purchase from these trusted businesses
3. From Oct. 17-Oct. 23, in honor of non-GMO month, save 50 PERCENT OFF EO Product’s non_GMO certified liquid hand soap and body lotion.
October is non-GMO month, a noteworthy topic in natural and organic circles.
While many people are rightfully concerned about eating GMO’s and absorbing them into their bodies, don’t forget about absorbing GMO’s from the outside. The skin is the largest organ in the body, an absorbs up to 60 percent of what is applied to it. Simply by using organic, and non-GMO Soap, body lotion and other personal care products, individuals can save themselves potential health damages.
EO Products, a family-owned natural and organic body care products company distributed nationally in Whole Foods Market and other natural retailers, is honored to have several products certified non-GMO by the non-GMO Project. In honor of OCtober as non_GMO month, EO Products is offering 50 PERCENT OFF!! its certified non-GMO products, which include hand soap and body lotion. In addition to being non-GMO, these products are free of Triclosan, parabens, and other nasty chemicals.
It’s overwhelming to be a consumer and have to decipher which products are safe. The non-GMO Project offers a list of verified non-GMO products, that they can confidently recommend to consumers. EO is proud to be on that list.
What is a GMO?
A GMO, or “genetically modified organisms” is an organism (usually a plant) that has been created through gene-splicing techniques whereby DNA from one species is injected into another. We consumers get a hefty serving not only in soy milk and corn on the cobb, but when eating meat from GMO-fed farm animals & products using common additives like corn syrup and sugar beets.
Why are GMO’s made?
Farmers long struggled with herbicides and pesticides not only killing the bugs that ate food crops, but the foods crops themselves. In 1976, a major biotechnology company developed a bacterial gene that was immune to its herbicide Round Up. When this gene was inserted into soy, corn, canola and other plants, they could now be sprayed with Round Up and survive. As a result, some 258 million pounds more herbicide have been used in the last 11 years.
Are GMOs safe?
This is the million dollar question. Many health-conscious consumers argue that this determination should be made before the products are publicly available, not after it’s too late. Due to lack of safety evidence, Australia, Japan, the European Union, and dozens of other countries have strong restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs. The U.S., on the other hand, approved commercial production of GMOs based on studies conducted by the companies who created them and profit from their sale.
Do Americans want non-GMO foods and products?
A 2008 CBS News Poll found that 87% of consumers wanted GMOs labeled. And, a recent CBS/New York Times poll showed 53% of consumers said they would not buy food that has been genetically modified.
How common are GMOs?
According to the USDA, in 2009, 93% of soy, 93% of cotton, and 86% of corn grown in the U.S. were GMO. It is estimated that over 90% of canola grown is GMO, and there are also commercially produced GM varieties of sugar beets, squash and Hawaiian Papaya. As a result, it is estimated that GMOs are now present in more than 80% of packaged products in the average U.S. or Canadian grocery store.
Where does the Non-GMO Project come in?
The Non-GMO Project is an initiative of the North American organic and natural product industry to create a standardized definition of non-GMO and a 3rd party verification program to assess product compliance with this Standard. The Project’s Product Verification Program is entirely voluntary, and participants are companies who see the value of offering their customers a verified non-GMO choice. Many of the individuals and businesses leading the way with the Project are the same ones responsible for creating the original organic standards. In California, there is also a ballet initiative underway to require GMO labeling.
The best option to avoid GE foods is to buy USDA certified organic as the organic standards prohibit the use of GE ingredients and products verified through the Non-GMO Project.
The campaign Web site, justlabelit.org, allows consumers an easy, one-click method to tell the FDA they support GMOs to be required in labeling.
EO is a proud to be a participating product in the non-GMO project
I am not sure what they sent me to giveaway because I am still on my vacation but I will say it is either the hand soap or body lotion or both!