There are things that this site does and does not do that readers should know
Though we strive for absolute accuracy and have standards for our editorials, we don't guarantee any information by us or anyone (business or website) we mention. The quest is to get non-GMO food, but as we state on the front page, the status changes and we still learn of new foods that are problematic. There is a learning curve so we always suggest starting with organic or foods labeled or certified non-GMO and then doing research to expand. We're also paged when we get an email so if you have internet access and are in a store or restaurant you can possibly get a response to an ingredient question.
Along those same lines we don't offer any official certification for foods or businesses that they are non-GMO.
Lots of this is opinion only. We ask for emails from readers so we can add to the text, and if needed, correct the site. All of it falls under freedom of speech. We only put information up that we truly believe and we will talk to anyone about what leads us to those opinions. We do serious research but research comes up with new things of course- and we are judging what is good and bad information based on personal criteria. We are open to, and take others' comments seriously.
We promote businesses and cooperatives that help the cause- we don't give objective evaluations. We feature food providers that we recommend. Some offer more than others. We want to know your experiences with these stores and restaurants.
We're not here to talk about controversy- this site is for people interested in or pursuing some degree of GMO-free living. It is a resource for those who are like-minded. There is, however, plenty on this site that anyone might find informative or helpful even if he or she is not committed to being a "no-GMO" or even eating less of them yet. It's not necessary to attempt neutrality when answering questions like: If this is proven bad for you, hands-down, how is it in the food supply and not even labeled? We give the information on these things and back up the statements with other sources that have references to research. We also link to agencies themselves who make the rules. It may not be what everyone understands to be true, but it is all true to the best of our knowledge with evidence given. So to clarify, yes we do get into the nitty gritty if you go beyond the business/cooperative guide pages, but we are preaching to the choir not to pro-GMO's. Any individual is encouraged to explore our site and email us with questions, comments or suggestions. If you find something that is inaccurate and let us know. We will research it and if it bears out, make the changes ASAP. It is greatly appreciated!
Besides talking with people in email, we are on Twitter (GMOFreePortland) and have a Facebook page (GMO-Free Portland!). You are welcome to post comments- we've had a few great discussions and would very much enjoy more of them.