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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are foods that look the same as naturally grown foods, but have had their genetic makeup altered in some way. Most often, this genetic engineering makes foods herbicide-tolerant or able to produce their own internal insecticide. Soybeans, for example, can be altered to make them resistant to the herbicide glyphosate. When the herbicide is sprayed on the fields, everything—except the soybean plant—is killed. Corn plants are also often injected with the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, causing the … Read More

Twelve Days of Costco

Here’s a fun food fact you perhaps didn’t know: Costco, the massive warehouse club chain, is not only the third largest retailer in the United States, but it is also shaping up to be the number one retailer of organic foods nationwide. What’s more, with their reputation for treating their employees well, the consistent offerings of various free samples, as well as their bargain prices, you can feel good about shopping there. This win/win approach to shopping is all the … Read More