It sure seems like everybody is out for themselves these days, doesn’t it?
People push and shove to get to the front of the line, they lie and cheat their way to success in the classroom, and they step on co-workers to climb the company ladder. In the business world, many companies do whatever it takes to make the bottom line look good, despite how badly clients, customers and the competition get treated.
But every once in a while, we see a company that puts taking care of people ahead of profits. One of those companies is Clarkson Grain, a corn processing facility just north of the small town of Cerro Gordo in west-central Illinois. This company has decided that no matter how it affects their ability to make money, they’re going to make sure that the grain they accept to produce corn does not include any trace of genetic modification.
And that’s not easy these days under the Obama Administration, which is in bed with a number of GMO companies including Monsanto. Today, 90 percent of America’s corn and soybeans are genetically modified. Ninety percent! You really have to make an effort to eat GMO-free corn and soybeans in today’s world. Fortunately, companies such as Clarkson Grain make it possible.
A company spokesperson said that the demand for non-GMO grain is growing. He said that his company will buy about 25 percent more non-GMO grain next year.
Do you ever check labels to see if you’re consuming GMO foods? It’s a challenge because there are very few requirements to label foods that way in the U.S. Your best bet, if you want to stick with non-GMO foods, is to seek out food labeled that way. How important do you think it is to eat only non-GMO foods? Hope to hear from you.