As I mentioned earlier today, food prices are on the rise. I pointed you to the Environmental Working Group’s new “Good Food on a Tight Budget Guide” that was compiled so that those who want to eat nutritiously can get the most nutritious bang for their buck.
More and more people are making it a point to be aware of what nutrients are in the foods they're eating. They’re also making it a point to avoid things they don’t want in their food – pesticides, artificial ingredients, and genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). And, while organic, truly natural, and Non-GMO foods tend to cost more, it seems people are willing to spend the extra money on them even while the cost of food is rising.
Food Navigator reports that since GMOs have been making headlines lately, especially since California will be voting on whether to label GMOs in November’s elections, the sales of food with the Non-GMO Project Verified label have risen 21 percent in natural supermarkets over the past twelve weeks. The sales of organic foods have risen 17 percent during the same time period.
USDA certified organic foods cannot contain GMOs, even though organic foods aren’t generally labeled as being free from GMOs.
Have you been more aware of the GMOs in your foods lately? Are you making different shopping choices because of your awareness, even if they raise the bottom line of your food bill?