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Community Story of the Week: Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

Alan Salganik

In lieu of the recent news with Monsanto, we believe that we have the right to know where our food comes from. The controversial “Monsanto Act” makes it so that federal courts are not able to halt sales or production of the Genetically Modified seeds. This means that even the government will have little power over the large modified food superpowers, such as Monsanto (among others). Continue reading and check out the video at the link below!

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  • Zak Solomon

    I don't mean to spam, but in all seriousness if you want to know more about your foods you should check out our company, Food Sentry ( While we aren't free (it costs money to do the work we're doing :-), we're definitely trying!

    • Alan Salganik

      That is definitely an awesome resource, I'm going to recommend it to a friend of mine who's very VERY cautious about what she eats. Have you heard of an app called Buycott? It's different from what you guys do but essentially it makes it easier to boycott various brands if they disagree with a cause you feel strongly about.

      • Zak Solomon

        I have heard of Buycott, and I think that it is a great tool for empowering consumers. I appreciate your praise for our service and recommending our tool, but I'll say that we are still finishing out development and I can promise that we are working to make its utility greater and greater. While we focus exclusively on health risks posed by food items, and the topics surrounding these risks, we are built around the core idea that knowledge is power, and as consumers we owe it to ourselves to be informed (and therefore powerful). Thanks for sharing the article!

  • Hannah Kim

    This is great! It's ridiculous that so many countries don't allow genetically modified foods yet the US is still struggling with this.

      • Hannah Kim

        Great article!! It's eye-opening to realize that other countries have banned foods like these. This has really shocked me into realizing that I can't trust everything in the grocery store---- because though it may be acceptable in America, it's not acceptable in other places. It's frightening and I don't understand why we're behind so many countries in this.