How to avoid GMOs in your food


1. Choose Certified Organic!

Purchasing Certified Organic foods is the best way to avoid GMO contamination.  Animal products (Meat, Dairy and Eggs) are just as important to source organically as this is your assurance the animals have been receiving non-GMO feed.

2. Choose Products Certified by the Non-GMO Project

The Kootenay Co-op is a retailer member in the Non-GMO Project.  It is a terrific resource for more information and a powerful organizational force for change. They have an incredible and quickly growing list of products that are certified Non-GMO.

3. Choose minimally processed products

(see ‘Did You Know?’ below)

4. Take Action

Write to Gerry Ritz, Conservative MP and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-food to express your opinion on GMOs.



The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization founded on the belief that everyone has a right to know what is in their food. They are committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices.

The Non-GMO Project offers North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products

There are over 8,000 Non-GMO Project Verified products.

The Non-GMO Project educates consumers and the food industry to help build awareness about GMOs and their impact on our health and food systems.

Learn more:

Did You Know?

 According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association in the USA, 75% to 80% of processed foods contain GMOs. Corn and sugar (from sugar beets) are the primary culprits for GMO contamination. –On The Table, Summer Issue 2013