Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 3, 2006
Wellness Resources, an Edina Minnesota based nutritional company has officially taken a stand against GMO (genetically modified organisms) in an effort to educate the community and support organic farmers, organizations, and local organic sustainable farmers that do not sell to corporations.
Genetic engineering (GE) is the process of transferring specific traits or genes from one organism into a different plant or animal. The resulting organism is called transgenic or a GMO. Seventy (70%) of processed foods in American supermarkets now contain genetically modified ingredients according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Much concern has been raised over the lack of FDA requirement to label such food and inadequate testing of the effects of genetic engineering on humans and the environment. Wellness Resources further states that they are a promoter of sustainable agriculture, a way of raising food that is healthy for consumers and animals, does not harm the environment and is humane for workers and animals, provides a fair wage to the farmer and supports rural communities.
Organic Valley, a group of family owned organic farms continues to state their vision and philosophy which states their decisions are based on the health and welfare of people, animals and Earth. Organic Valley has been working together since 1988, are leaders in organic food and a prime example of the quality of food and life Wellness Resources supports.
“Don’t be fooled”, states Mary E. Guignon of Wellness Resources. “Large organic corporate farms such as Cascadian Farm and Horizon, continue to sell out.”
For more information about true organic products please visit the Wellness Resources website at http://www.wellnessresources.com for information and links. Guignon encourages consumers to find out which foods contain genetically engineered ingredients by demanding FDA require labeling and source of all food so that healthy choice can be made by consumers. The True Food Shopping List contains hundreds of brand name products found in grocery stores across the country. The Sustainable Products Guides and the Green Guides Smart Shopper Guide rank common consumer products, including health and beauty, according to social, environmental and health criteria. Among the many products that are evaluated are meat, poultry, milk and eggs. These are simple guides that try to take the confusion and mystery out of shopping; enabling consumes to make more informed decisions in their search for safer, healthier food.
For more information on Wellness Resources go to: http://www.wellnessresources.com or call (952) 929-4575; toll-free (800) 717-9355.
Contact: Leslie Bryant
Wellness Resources, Inc.
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