Stand Up To GMOs

The presence GMO’s, or genetically modified organisms, in a food is not required to be stated on the label and sadly nearly 70% of processed foods in your local supermarket contain GMO’s.  Healthy Child, Healthy World has been a trusted resource for more than 20 years and is on a mission to empower parents to protect children from harmful chemical providing us with 5 easy steps to help you avoid GMO’s:

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  1. Know What Foods You Eat the Most: To avoid feeling overwhelmed, start looking at the foods your family consumes the most and make them a priority for GMO-free products.  Eliminating or finding alternatives to your primary sources of GM ingredients will make a huge impact.  Once you feel comfortable, start considering other goods that are most likely to have been the result of genetic engineering.  The top 7 genetically modified crops are: corn, soy, cotton (cottonseed oil is used in margarine, shortening, and for frying foods like potato chips) alfalfa (used to feed conventionally-raised farm animals) papaya, canola, and sugar beets.
  2. Look for the Labels “NON-GMO” or “NON-GM”: Look for products with third-party certification from a credible organization such as the non-GMO project.  If you are able to support manufacturers that produce foods that are not genetically engineered, you encourage other manufacturers to follow their lead.
  3. Buy Foods Labeled “100% Certified Organic”:  Labeled with the USDA National Organic Program seal.  Laws in both the US and Canada do not allow food labels that say “100% Certified Organic” to contain any genetically engineered food.  This includes animals as USDA certified organic animals cannot be fed any feed with GM ingredients.
  4. Buy Whole, Fresh Food: Processed foods are more likely to contain genetically modified ingredients.  Some whole foods still might be genetically modified- think corn- but buy removing processed foods from your diet you drastically limit your exposure not just to GM foods but also other harmful chemicals often found in processed foods.
  5. Help Tell the Story: Share what you have learned about the potential health and environment impacts of GMO’s with your friends, family, co-workers, and community.  Help guide them in making smarter purchases by offering easy, simple tips to avoiding GMO’s.  In doing so, you don’t just protect your family – you protect the next generation by igniting the conversation.  Learn more at

We’re proud to offer all Baby Mum-Mum products that are certified by the Non-GMO Project – look for the butterfly.

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