Since 1971, we have been committed to offering only the best natural and organic foods. We have honored your right to know what is in the food you choose. Because of the increased use of GMOs in our food supply, we continue to investigate the ingredients of some of our favorite products. By August 1, 2014, our 43rd anniversary, we will offer only certified organic and non-GMO foods for sale. In order to keep our doors open and stay in business, we will need to dramatically increase our sales. Please help us do so by spending more of your food dollars at Earthbeam and by telling friends and family about our great store.
We will be eliminating all products with at-risk, non-organic ingredients:
Corn (including flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrups) Soy (including flour, oil, lecithin, protein, isolate, and isoflavones) Canola Oil Cottonseed Oil Beet sugar (unless specified as "pure cane") Papaya (only from Hawaii) Zucchini/Yellow Squash
We encourage you to join us in the continuing conversation about food safety and food choices. As awareness spreads, many organizations, groups, websites, and other sources have gathered and shared information about this vital shift in our food supply. Here are the website we recommend for more information:
Non-GMO Project, a non-profit collaboration committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. Look for their logo and certification on our shelves, one of the tools we will be using to ensure GMO-free products.
Institute of Responsible Technology, founded in 2003 by author and GMO expert Jeffrey Smith. A world leader in educating policy makers and the public on GM foods and crops, with thorough investigations, reports, and resources on health, environment, the economy and agriculture. IRT is the source for many of the articles we distributed in the GMO Series.
Organic Consumers Association is an online and grassroots non-profit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, Fair Trade, and more. This is a great site for breaking news in the food and agricultural industry.
We are also pleased to announce two GMO lectures in April sponsored by Earthbeam: