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Get a discount on EO Products lotion and soap in honor of Non-GMO Month!

October is non-GMO month - and did you know that the skin absorbs 60% of what is applied to it?  If you're concerned about GMOs, now is a good time to switch to organic and non-GMO beauty and body products because our friends at EO Products are offering 50 PERCENT OFF EO Product’s non-GMO certified liquid hand soap and body lotion.  That is an awesome deal!    You will love their soaps and lotions...they smell good, they don't dry out your hands, and they're GMO-free.  They're also free of Triclosan, parabens, and other nasty chemicals!

EO Products is also generously offering a soap and lotion (both GMO-free!) giveaway which we will be running after our current EO Products giveaway ends.  Enter here to win foaming hand soap and lip balm!  

Curious about GMO?  Here's a brief FAQ write-up from EO Products: 

What is a GMO?

A GMO, or “genetically modified organisms” is an organism (usually a plant) that has been created through gene-splicing techniques whereby DNA from one species is injected into another. We consumers get a hefty serving not only in soy milk and corn on the cobb, but when eating meat from GMO-fed farm animals & products using common additives like corn syrup and sugar beets.

Why are GMO’s made?

Farmers long struggled with herbicides and pesticides not only killing the bugs that ate food crops, but the foods crops themselves. In 1976, a major biotechnology company developed a bacterial gene that was immune to its herbicide Round Up. When this gene was inserted into soy, corn, canola and other plants, they could now be sprayed with Round Up and survive. As a result, some 258 million pounds more herbicide have been used in the last 11 years.

Are GMOs safe?

This is the million dollar question. Many health-conscious consumers argue that this determination should be made before the products are publicly available, not after it’s too late. Due to lack of safety evidence, Australia, Japan, the European Union, and dozens of other countries have strong restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs. The U.S., on the other hand, approved commercial production of GMOs based on studies conducted by the companies who created them and profit from their sale.

Do Americans want non-GMO foods and products?

A 2008 CBS News Poll found that 87% of consumers wanted GMOs labeled. And, a recent CBS/New York Times poll showed 53% of consumers said they would not buy food that has been genetically modified.

How common are GMOs?

According to the USDA, in 2009, 93% of soy, 93% of cotton, and 86% of corn grown in the U.S. were GMO. It is estimated that over 90% of canola grown is GMO, and there are also commercially produced GM varieties of sugar beets, squash and Hawaiian Papaya. As a result, it is estimated that GMOs are now present in more than 80% of packaged products in the average U.S. or Canadian grocery store.

Where does the Non-GMO Project come in?

The Non-GMO Project is an initiative of the North American organic and natural product industry to create a standardized definition of non-GMO and a 3rd party verification program to assess product compliance with this Standard. The Project’s Product Verification Program is entirely voluntary, and participants are companies who see the value of offering their customers a verified non-GMO choice. Many of the individuals and businesses leading the way with the Project are the same ones responsible for creating the original organic standards. In California, there is also a ballet initiative underway to require GMO labeling.

The best option to avoid GE foods is to buy USDA certified organic as the organic standards prohibit the use of GE ingredients and products verified through the Non-GMO Project.

The campaign Web site, justlabelit.org, allows consumers an easy, one-click method to tell the FDA they support GMOs to be required in labeling.

EO is a participating product in the non-GMO project http://www.nongmoproject.org/consumers/search-participating-products/