Photos of Shopping for Truth at Trader Joe’s in Portland, MainePosted: July 31st, 2012 | Filed under: Incident Reports, Photos | Tags: Conscious Caravan, Demonstration, Eco Womb, Family, gmo, GMO Labeling, incident report, Kids, Maine, Non-GMO, Non-GMO Project, Parking Lot, Portland, Proof, Protest, Shopping for Truth, Trader GMOs, Trader Joe's, Traitor GMOs, USDA Organic |
We participated in “Shopping for Truth” at Trader Joe’s yesterday in Portland, ME with The Conscious Caravan and our family and kids in tow. We didn’t dress up in hazmat suits, nor did we bring caution tape, but we were on an Educational Mission to ask them to verify their Non-GMO claim on their Trader Joe’s brand. I started off telling the kids we were going on a treasure hunt to find foods that were safe to eat, and to look for either Non-GMO Project Verified, or USDA Certified Organic. They could all pick out a snack and then we would find out what was safe and what was not. Simple enough, right? Educating our next generation on what is in our foods. They gravitated to the fruit at first, and we sorted over mostly conventionally grown produce, only to realize there was only one lone island with Organics, limited selection indeed. Then, they went for the dried fruit and granola and crackers. Normal everyday healthy fare for kids, right? So it seemed.