Weekly Update

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In case you missed it…here are last week’s highlights

There are over 200 global events scheduled to take place in May!
We received our permit from the city and planning has kicked into high gear.
If you volunteered to help us plan or speak, you should have an email from us~so go check your inbox! If you haven’t heard from us yet, be patient, you will!
We have shirts available for pre-order, they are 100% certified organic cotton, GMO and sweatshop free! All orders must be received by April 30th to ensure delivery by the event date. Get yours today! Orders and donations are being processed through my business account (Enlightened Lotus Wellness) so that I didn’t have to set up a separate account for the event.
We have some exciting stuff in the works including movie screenings and a silent auction so stay tuned for details or keep on eye on the calendar for all upcoming events. 
If you are an organic farmer or food producer, we want to help promote your business to the community. We are preparing a local GMO-free resource list to introduce the community to all the great local options. If you are interested in providing us promotional materials and/or  samples to give away ~Give me a call at 720-306-1192 or send me an email.
~Ellice
Questions? Concerns? Comments? Let us know!

 

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Tips to Just Say NO to GMOs

How to Say No to GMOs
Organic CertifiedTip #1: Buy Organic Certified organic products cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients. Buy products labeled “100% organic,” “organic,” or “made with organic ingredients.” You can be doubly sure if the product also has a Non-GNon-GMOMO Project Verified Seal (below).
Tip #2: Look for Non-GMO Project Seals. Products that carry the Non-GMO Project Seal are independently verified to be in compliance with North America’s only third party standard for GMO avoidance, including testing of at-risk ingredients.
Tip #3: Avoid At-Risk ingredients. Even if it’s not labeled organic or verified non-GMO, you can still avoid products made with ingredients that are likely derived from GMOs. The eight most common GM food crops are:
  • Corn (as in corn oil, cornmeal, cornstarch, and other corn-based ingredients)
  • Soybeans (as in soybean oil, soy protein, soy lecithin, soy milk, tofu, and other soy-based ingredients)
  • Canola (as in canola oil)
  • Non-GMO Shopping GuideCottonseed (as in cottonseed oil)
  • Sugar beets (the “sugar” listed on food labels is almost always derived from sugar cane and GM sugar beets).
  • Most Hawaiian papaya
  • A small amount of zucchini and yellow squash.
  • Also, beware of dairy products, which may come from cows injected with GM bovine growth hormone, and meats from animals (including farmed fish) that have been fed GM foods. Look for dairy products labeled No rBGH or rBST, artificial hormone-free, or organic; wild-caught fish; and meat labeled organic or 100% grass-fed.
Tip #4: Use Non-GMO Shopping Guides Download either the new Non-GMO Shopping Tips brochure or Non-GMO Shopping Guide at nongmoshoppingguide.com to help identify and avoid GM foods and hidden GM ingredients on food labels. If you have an iPhone, download the ShopNoGMO guide for free from the iTunes store.