1: Buy organic. National and state organic certification rules do not allow GMOs to be labeled “organic.” When you buy organic, you buy food free not only of synthetic pesticides but also genetically modified ingredients. If you ever compare an organic tomato to a non-organic you can visually tell the tremendous difference in the two pieces of fruit. It’s really quite stunning.
2: Buy food certified as “Non-GMO Project Verified.” The non-profit organization Non-GMO Project operates a detailed, voluntary certification process so that food producers can test and verify that, to the best of their knowledge, they have avoided using genetically modified ingredients in their products. The Non-GMO Project is the only organization offering independent verification for GMO products in the U.S. and Canada (Non-GMO Project 2014).
3: Grow your own fruit and veggies. The surefire way to make sure your food is healthy and free of pesticides is to grow your own. It may not be practical for many but it can be a fun family project and the children learn where their food comes from. It is also satisfying to know that the yummy food on the dinner plate was a family effort.