This compilation of non-GMO shopping info (other desirables included) is made for the Portland-Metro area. However, many brands are national and the ingredients are universal. If you want to adapt it to your region please just credit yourself as adapted for (your region) under our edit and compiled by credit in the sources section. Please email if you have questions.
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This guide is compiled from several, more exhaustive sources. Its focus is products that are available in the Portland-Metropolitan area. Any brands listed in this guide are known to be GMO-free at time of publication. If a product is not specifically mentioned here, compare its list of ingredients with the Invisible GM Ingredients on the second page. Also look for labels that state “Organic” or “GMO-Free.” Information is subject to change. This guide will be periodically updated to reflect new information. Check for updates.
Meat: Beef – 100% grass-fed, no feed-lots. Pork, chicken, turkey - Non-GMO feed, most natural diet and conditions available. Ask your retailer or farmer, or choose from these:
choose wild-caught over farmed. Use this list as a general guide if
not labeled. Exception: Bivalve shellfish such as clams, oysters,
mussels or scallops may be farmed, but are not given GMO feeds and
are considered GMO-Free. For more information, go to:
Invisible GM Ingredients Processed foods often have hidden GM sources (unless they are organic or declared non-GMO). These
are ingredients that may be made from GMOs, unless declared Organic
or Non-GMO. www.seedsofdeception.com www.responsibletechnology.org + added by GMO-Free Portland
Papa G's Organic Deli 2314 SE Division St, Portland, 97202 503-235-0244 www.papagees.com
Proper Eats Market and Cafe(St. Johns) 8638 N. Lombard Ave, Portland, OR 97203 503-445-2007 www.propereats.org
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Edition date: April 23, 2013
Dirty Dozen / Clean 15 Produce (2013)
The following is the complete list of produce ranked in order of best to worst in terms of pesticides retained by the fruit or vegetable in question. At the top is the Clean 15 (lowest in pesticides). The bottom 12 are the Dirty Dozen (highest in pesticides). Organic varieties should always be selected when purchasing items from the Dirty Dozen to avoid pesticides completely. For more information, go to: www.ewg.org/foodnews
Non-Hawaiian papaya is Non-GMO. See hawaiiseed.org for more information and to support and learn from this amazing group. Read the Issues tab about contaminators including U of H. Avoid the potentially Hawaiian-sourced ingredient papayin.