Improve your health, support your local economy, and save the world (maybe) by eating better in 2014. There’s no need to watch calories or sacrifice flavor. Just focus on eating food that is produced in the most wholesome way. That is, look for organic foods that are grown locally and buy Non-GMO foods whenever possible.
Popular Resistance recommends two websites to help you find healthier foods. Isn’t it nice to know that mere food choices make you a progressive activist?
Find Local Organic Food Sources
Local Harvest is a website about real food, real farmers, and real community. They have a most interesting tool, right on the front page, that helps you to easily find the organic food that has been grown nearest to you. Just enter your city or zipcode to find local organic food available at:
- Farmers Markets
- Grocery Co-ops
- Meat Processors
- And more
If you can’t find a particular organic food product grown near you, don’t give up. Local Harvest has an online store!
The Non-GMO Project
Want to eat non-GMO foods? Want to support the Non-GMO foods movement? Then the Non-GMO Project is your website!
The Non-GMO Project has an updating list of verified non-GMO foods. (Notice, for instance, the 365 brand sold at Whole Foods – it covers many foods we often use.) But that’s not all. Visit the site to…
- Take action to support Non-GMO foods
- Get the facts GMOs (genetically modified organisms)
- Find Non-GMO food choices
The Non-GMO Project works in several different capacities to ensure the availability of non-GMO products and to help support informed choice. We offer North America’s only third party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products. We also work to educate consumers and the food industry to help build awareness about GMOs and their impact on our health and food systems. One of the inherent risks of genetically modified crops and food items is that they contaminate non-GMO crops and foods through cross-pollination and/or contamination; so we also work with food manufacturers, distributors, growers, and seed suppliers to develop a standard for detection of GMOs and for the reduction of contamination risk of the non-GMO food supply with GMOs.