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Happy Non-GMO Month


It’s October and that means time to bring awareness to the Non-GMO movement and our right to know what’s in our food.  Join us in bringing awareness to this important cause all month with Non-GMO Project Verified products on sale and a Donation Day on Saturday, October 11 with 5% of Non-GMO Project Verified product sales donated to the Non-GMO Project.

GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (or genetic engineering). This technology merges DNA from different species, creating combinations that cannot occur in nature or traditional crossbreeding. 

Most GMOs have been engineered to withstand direct applications of pesticides or herbicides, or to produce an insecticide. Alfalfa, corn, potatoes, flax, rice, papaya, soy and sugar beets are some of the foods that most often contain GMOs.

Although the FDA maintains that GMOs are indeed safe for human consumption, there are many people who disagree, and many people who choose to avoid them until they’re sure they’re safe.

At Haggen, we’re giving our guests the opportunity to make educated purchases based on the values that are important to them. We’ve provided tags at shelf edge to help you identify items that have been Non-GMO Project Verified.

The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. For more information, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

Do organic foods have GMOs in them? 

The USDA’s National Organic Program prohibits foods containing GMOs as being labeled organic. 

How can I tell which foods don’t contain GMOs? 

The best way to know which foods are non-GMO is to look on the product package for the Non-GMO Verified label from the Non-GMO Project. We’re helping guests identify these with shelf-edge tags during Non-GMO Month. 

What is the Non-GMO Project? 

It’s a Bellingham-based nonprofit organization committed to preserving and building sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers and providing verified non-GMO choices. It’s the ONLY 3rd-party verification for GMOs


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