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Our GMO Statement & Policy
What is GMO?
GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria & viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
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Nature’s Food Patch
GMO Statement & Policy – April 2015
For 15 years Nature’s Food Patch has been actively involved in fighting Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s). As early as the late 90’s, our Store Director Laurie Powers sat on the National Board of Directors of the Natural Products Association for 3 years, and during that time she lobbied Congress in WA against GMO’s.
In 2003, Nature’s Food Patch was one of the first to host a seminar by Jeffrey M.Smith, a leading consumer advocate who promotes healthier non-GMO choices.
The Patch, as Nature’s Food Patch is often called, also brought Craig Winters to Florida to speak in the early 2000’s. Winters launched The Campaign to Label Genetically Engineered Foods in the late 1990’s. He worked for years to educate people about the problems surrounding "Frankenfoods," and coordinated with Congressman Dennis Kucinich's office to introduce legislation that would require genetically engineered foods to be labeled so people would know what they were purchasing. The legislation never made it through several Congresses during the Clinton and Bush years, but Craig resiliently continued to push for its passage and hoped to win the battle under the Obama administration. Sadly, Craig Winters passed away in 2009; but in 2012, his campaign lives on, as does its support from Nature’s Food Patch.