By Lucy Sharratt, Alive.com
The inside story of your grocery cart
Genetically modified (GM) foods are in your grocery cart—or are they? It is possible to find out where GM foods are, and how to avoid them.
Finding out what genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) foods are on grocery store shelves is still a major challenge for Canadians. It has been 20 years since the first GM foods were approved, but there’s still no mandatory labelling to tell us where they are. In fact, there’s little government tracking of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) at all. Despite this lack of information, reliably shopping non-GM is possible.