If you haven’t yet discovered the ecoLiving London website, check it out and see what you think!
It’s still pretty new, so they’re still building the directory of London resources that can help you live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. If you know of a business, co-op, or organization that would qualify, please let them know about it.
You’ll find their list of eligibility criteria in the FAQ section. Among other things, it includes offering a product or service that is any of the following:
- certified organic, fair trade, recycled, or energy star rated
- a non-toxic alternative to conventional choices/options
- putting local suppliers first
Sound familiar? That’s why you’ll find The London Co-op Store listed in the ecoLiving London directory — we’re in the non-profit category.
Apparently, today – 10/10/10 – is Non-GMO Day. (Who knows who decides such things, but anyway…)
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism.
You can get a free non-GMO shopping guide here but basically, if you’re buying organic, you’re buying non-GMO. And that’s good because there is evidence that genetically modified crops can have serious health effects. The same website that has the non-GMO shopping guide also has an article on Why you should avoid GMOs.
They also link to a list of 65 health risks of GM foods, from Jeffrey Smith’s book Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods.
Dr. Mercola has an interview with Jeffrey Smith and, in his own comments, talks about the fact that GM foods are banned in Europe and encourages everyone to help make that happen in North America as well.
The London Co-op Store carries non-GMO foods.
Co-op members and invited guests, mark your calendars for next Saturday, October 16th, 2010!
From 2 pm to 9 pm, right at the Co-op store, we’ll be celebrating our 40th anniversary with lots of fun stuff:
- Fabulous food for every taste
- Live music
- Historical photo display
- Guest speaker
- Great conversation
A time to celebrate our past, present, and future.
Open House with food and music. Bring your friends, neighbours, past members.
Presentation by Sally Miller, author of Edible Action.
to 9:00 p.m.
More taste sensations, music from members, and celebration of our great Co-op!
RSVP so we know how much food to make!