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Securing Agriculture and a Food Economy

A New Beginning for Bee SAFE – Positive Outreach

BeeSAFE’s outreach consists of dialog with farmers growing GMO crops, to help them shift toward non-chemical agriculture. Early talks show that some of these farmers agree with information provided by BeeSAFE. We want to open discussion with all farmers who grow or have grown GMO, and invite them to contact Carla at 250-547-6292 – and to please pass this on.

Bee safe is now creating education regarding no GMO production in the following venues.*

Follow Bee S.A.F.E. on Facebook
Bee HiveMaps of Bee SAFE properties in Lumby, rural  Lumby (Area D)
        and Cherryville (Area E)

Bee SAFE Accomplishments, Tours and Workshops.

Bee SAFE visits GreenhousesBee SAFE Accomplishments:

Like a tiny seed, it began as an idea that grew and blossomed into something big.  The Bee S.A.F.E. movement, although still young, is not just alive, but flourishing.  It is hard to believe that only 4 months have passed since the Bee S.A.F.E. office, sponsored by SENS (Sustainable Environment Network Society), threw open its doors to enthusiastic supporters.  The brainchild of Huguette Allen, Jane Emlyn,  and Carla Vierke  Bee S.A.F.E.  has been an active and welcome addition to Lumby and surrounding area.  With the work of some stalwart volunteers and the support and endorsement of the people in the area and beyond, Bee S.A.F.E. has accomplished much, but not nearly as much as it plans to do over the next few months! Read it all here.

Once the seed was planted the organizers worked quickly to grow their idea.   In a surprisingly short period of time they established office space, developed informational material and fundraising ideas, planned activities, and reached out to the community.
The sale of the now familiar “no GMO” signs was one of the fund raising proposals and it has proven to be very successful.  So far over 300 signs have been sold and over 40 area residents have come in to the Bee S.A.F.E. office to color in their properties as GMO free.  If you haven’t come in yet, please do! Mason bee houses, generously donated by Will Gutzke, have also sold well.  And, local organic seeds provided by Morgan Price and Ron Thomas of Greenstone Farm and Tom Vangement  were snapped up.
A number of free workshops have been offered including topics such as seed- planting, mason bees, and permaculture.  In addition, a number of local gardeners have graciously invited interested participants to their green houses and gardens to share a wealth of information.   The Bee S.A.F.E. movement has been a presence at the Enderby Seed Sale, various environmental film activities, the Lumby Chamber of Commerce display and Lumby Days.  Anyone wanting to know more about Bee S.A.F.E. or about sustainable gardening has only to consult local expertise.  Bee S.A.F.E. puts out a regular newsletter with a readership of 340.  As well, Huguette Allen writes a regular column in Country News, and Jane Emlyn writes a gardening column for the Lumby Valley Times.   Bee S.A.F.E. is also now happily sharing office space with the Monashee Arts Council.
The future looks likes even brighter.  In addition to continuing with the present activities, the Bee S.A.F.E. group is busy working on ideas for more fundraising, partnering with other groups and offering more workshops.  We are also very excited about a Bee S.A.F.E. boutique offering local organic bee related products and other local organic goods. Drop in often to see all that is on offer.

When all is said and done the greatest contribution of Bee S.A.F.E. may be how it has raised awareness of the issue of GMOs and getting the community, whatever their opinion, to talk about it.
Click here to see Greenhouse Tour in Words and Pictures.

Book a Workshop or a Tour: Contact Bee SAFE to:

  • learn how to grow food even if all you have is a little space
  • recognize safe and unsafe seeds, and solve problems without chemicals
  • get in touch with others to share skills, tools & equipment to grow, process, or prepare local food
  • get seasonal menus and recipes based on local affordable ingredients to keep more of our food dollar$ local
  • attend a workshop to learn how to store, preserve, prepare local seasonal food, compost wastes, save seeds
  • need help planning a business related to building our rural economy? book time with our business analyst who will help you get started free of charge!

Let’s grow local! Every dollar spent locally has 3 times the impact of a dollar

spent globally!

Thanks to the Institute for Responsible Technology for access to this article!

Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) of food involves the laboratory process of artificially inserting genes into the DNA of food crops or animals. The result is called a genetically modified organism or GMO. GMOs can be engineered with genes from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals, or even humans. Most Americans say they would not eat GMOs if labeled, but unlike most other industrialized countries, the U.S. does not require labeling.

This Non-GMO Shopping Guide is designed to help reclaim your right to know about the foods you are buying, and help you find and avoid GMO foods and ingredients.

Tips for avoiding GM crops

  • TIP #1: BUY ORGANIC:   Certified organic products are not allowed to contain any GMOs.  Therefore, when you purchase products labeled “100% organic,” “organic,” or “made with organic ingredients,” all ingredients in these products are not allowed to be produced from GMOs. For example, products labeled as “made with organic ingredients” only require 70% of the ingredients to be organic, but 100% must be non-GMO.

  • TIP #2: LOOK FOR“NON-GMO” LABELS:   Companies may voluntarily label products as “non-GMO.” Some labels state “non-GMO” while others spell out “Made Without Genetically Modified Ingredients.” Some products limit their claim to only one particular “At-Risk” ingredient such as soy lecithin, listing it as “non-GMO.”

  • TIP #3: AVOID AT-RISK INGREDIENTS:   Avoid products made with any of the crops that are GM. Most GM ingredients are products made from the “Big Four:” corn, soybeans, canola, and cottonseed, used in processed foods. Some of the most common genetically engineered Big Four ingredients in processed foods are:

    Corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrup
    Sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, and glucose
    Modified food starch*

    Soy flour, lecithin, protein, isolate, and isoflavone
    Vegetable oil* and vegetable protein*

    Canola oil (also called rapeseed oil)

    Cottonseed oil

    Anything not listed as 100% cane sugar

    *May be derived from other sources

    In addition, GM sugar beet sugar recently entered the food supply. Look for organic and non-GMO sweeteners, candy and chocolate products made with 100% cane sugar, evaporated cane juice or organic sugar, to avoid GM beet sugar.


  • TIP #4: BUY PRODUCTS LISTED IN THIS SHOPPING GUIDE   Keep this Guide with you whenever you shop. Store it inside your reusable shopping bag, put it into your coupon holder or check book, or leave it in your car.




Very few fresh fruits and vegetables for sale in the U.S. are genetically modified. Novel products such as seedless watermelons are NOT genetically modified. Small amounts of zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and sweet corn may be GM. The only commercialized GM fruit is papaya from Hawaii—about half of Hawaii’s papayas are GM.


No genetically modified fish, fowl, or livestock is yet approved for human consumption. However, plenty of non-organic foods are produced from animals raised on GM feed such as grains. Look for wild rather than farmed fish to avoid fish raised on genetically modified feed, and 100% grass-fed animals.

Meat and Fish: Non-GMOVital Choice
Organic PrairieEggs: Non-GMOEgg Innovations Organic
Eggland’s Best Organic
Land O’Lakes Organic
Nest Fresh Organic
Organic Valley
Pete and Jerry’s Organic Eggs
Wilcox Farms Organic


Many alternative meat products are processed and include ingredients that can be genetically engineered, so give the ingredient lists close attention to avoid the Big Four at-risk ingredients, especially soy.

Non-GMO365 Brand (Whole Foods)
Bountiful Bean
Sunshine Burger
The Simple Soyman
White Wave
May contain GMO ingredientsBoca, unless labeled organic (Kraft)
Morningstar Farms, Morningstar Farms Natural Touch, unless labeled organic (Kellogg)


Milk or soy protein is the basis of most infant formulas. The secret ingredients in these products are often soy or milk from cows injected withrbGH. Many brands also add GMO-derived corn syrup, corn syrup solids, or soy lecithin.

Non-GMOBaby’s Only
(certified organic products)
Earth’s Best
Gerber products
Mom Made Meals
Organic Baby
Plum Organics
May contain GMO ingredientsBeech-Nut
Good Start


Some U.S. dairy farms inject the genetically engineered hormone rbGH, also called rbST, into their cows to boost milk production. Organic dairy products are rbGH-free and do use GM grains as feed. Products with a label that indicates cows free of rbGH or rbST may come from cows fed GM feed. Many alternative dairy products are made from soybeans and may
contain GM materials.

Dairy Products: Non-GMOCertified Organic
Alta Dena Organics
Butterworks Farm
Harmony prHills Dairy
Horizon Organic
Morningland Dairy
Natural by Nature
Organic Valley
Radiance Dairy
Safeway Organic Brand
Seven Stars Farm
Straus Family Creamery
Stonyfield Farm
Wisconsin Organics
Nancy’s OrganicsProduced Without rbGHNational
Nancy’s Natural Dairy
Alta Dena
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Brown Cow Farm
Crowley Cheese of Vermont
Franklin County Cheese
Grafton Village Cheese
Great Hill Dairy
Lifetime Dairy

West Coast
Alpenrose Dairy
Berkeley Farms
Clover Stornetta Farms
Joseph Farms Cheese
Sunshine Dairy Foods
Tillamook Cheese
Wilcox Family Farms

Midwest and Gulf States
Chippewa Valley Cheese
Erivan Dairy Yogurt
Promised Land Dairy
Westby Cooperative Creamery

East Coast
Blythedale Farm Cheese
Crescent Creamery
Derle Farms (milk with
“no rbST” label only)
Erivan Dairy Yogurt
Farmland Dairies
Oakhurst Dairy
Wilcox Dairy (rbST-free
dairy line only)

Alternative Dairy Products: Non-GMO

Imagine Foods/Soy Dream
Nancy’s Cultured Soy
Pacific Soy
Soy Delicious
Sun Soy
Stonyfield Farm O’Soy
Yves The Good Slice
Zen Don

May contain GMO ingredientsColombo (General Mills)
Kemps (aside from
“Select” brand)
Land O’ Lakes
Yoplait (General Mills)May contain GMO ingredients8th Continent


Other than corn, no GM grains are sold on the market. Look for 100-percent wheat pasta, couscous, rice, quinoa, oats, barley, sorghum, and dried beans (except soybeans).

Prepared Meals: Non-GMOAnnie’s Natural Pasta
Bob’s Red Mill (organic line)
Eden certified organic grains
Lundberg Family Farms
Sunridge Farms
Vita-Spelt pastaPackaged Meals: Non-GMO
Annie’s Homegrown certified
organic macaroni & cheese
Casbah (Hain-Celestial)
Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods
Fantastic Foods
Ian’s Natural Foods
Lotus Foods
Lundberg Farms Rice Sensations
Organic Planet
Seeds of Change certified
organic boxed meals
May Contain GMO ingredients

Betty Crocker meals (General Mills)
Knorr (Unilever)
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
Lipton meal packets (Unilever)
Near East (Quaker)
Pasta Roni and Rice-a-Roni meals (Quaker)


Cereals and breakfast bars are very likely to include GMO ingredients, because they are often made with corn and soy products.

Non-GMO:Ambrosial Granola
Barbara’s (organic line)
Cascadian Farms
Golden Temple
Grandy Oats
Health Valley (organic line)
Lundberg® Purely Organic
Rice Cereal
Nature’s Path
Omega Smart Bars
Peace Cereal Organic
Simple Sweets
Sunridge Farms
May Contain GMO IngredientsBetty Crocker meals
(General Mills)
Knorr (Unilever)
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese meals
Lipton meal packets (Unilever)
Near East (Quaker)
Pasta Roni and Rice-A-Roni
meals (Quaker)
General Mills
Post (Kraft)


While baking ingredients such as wheat flour, rice, kamut, and oats are not genetically modified, many packaged breads and bakery items contain other GMO ingredients such as corn syrup.

Non-GMO:Arrowhead Mills (organic line)
Bakery on Main
Bob’s Red Mill (organic line)
Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods
Dr Oetker Organics
French Meadow
Natural Ovens Bakery
(organic line)
Nature’s Path
Rudi’s Organic Bakery
Rumford Baking Powder
May Contain GMO Ingredients Aunt Jemima (Pinnacle Foods)
Betty Crocker (General Mills)
Calumet Baking Powder (Kraft)
Duncan Hines (Pinnacle Foods)
Hungry Jack (Smucker’s)
Pillsbury (Smucker’s)


Many frozen foods are highly processed. Keep an eye out for the Big Four at-risk ingredients and stay away from frozen foods that contain them, unless they are marked organic or non-GM.

Non-GMO:A.C. LaRocco
Amy’s Kitchen
Cascadian Farms Organic frozen
meals and vegetables
Helen’s Kitchen
Ian’s Natural Foods
Linda McCartney frozen meals
Mom Made Meals
Plum Organics Kids
The Simple Soyma
May Contain GMO IngredientsBoca, unless labeled organic
Celeste (Pinnacle Foods)
Eggo Waffles (Kellogg)
Green Giant frozen meals
(General Mills)
Healthy Choice (ConAgra)
Kid’s Cuisine (ConAgra)
Lean Cuisine (Nestle)
Marie Callender’s (ConAgra)
Morningstar Farms, Morningstar
Farms Natural Touch, unless
labeled organic (Kellogg)
Rosetto Frozen Pasta (Nestle)
Stouffer’s (Nestle)
Swanson (Campbell’s)
Tombstone (Kraft)
Totino’s (Smucker’s)
Voila! (Birds Eye/Unilever)


Many soups and sauces are highly processed, so give the ingredient lists close attention to avoid the Big Four at-risk ingredients.

Soups: Non-GMOAmy’s
Fantastic Foods
Health Valley/Westbrae
Imagine Natural
ShariAnn’s Organics
Walnut Acres certified organicSauces/Salsas: Non-GMO 

Amy’s (organic line)
Annie’s Natural
Emerald Valley Kitchen
Green Mountain Gringo &
certi?ed-organic salsa
Muir Glen Organic pasta sauce
& salsa
Seeds of Change certi?ed-
organic pasta sauce
Walnut Acres certi?ed-organic
pasta sauce

Canned Food: Non-GMO 

Annie’s Natural
ShariAnn’s certified organic beans
Westbrae certified organic beans
Yves Veggie Cuisine (Hain Celestial)

May Contain GMO Ingredients Chef Boyardee, Healthy Choice
Campbell’s products (including
Healthy Request, Chunky,
Simply Home, and Pepperidge
Hormel products
Progresso products
(General Mills)Sauces/Salsas: May Contain GMO IngredientsBertolli (Unilever)
Chi-Chi’s (Hormel)
Classico (Heinz)
Del Monte
Healthy Choice (ConAgra)
Hunt’s (ConAgra)
Old El Paso (General Mills)
Pace (Campbell’s)
Prego (Campbell’s)
Ragu (Unilever)

May Contain GMO Ingredients 

Chef Boyardee
Dinty Moore, Stagg, Hormel
Franco-American (Campbell’s)


Unless labeled explicitly, corn, soybean, cottonseed, and canola oils probably contain genetically modified products. Choose pure olive, coconut, sesame, sunflower, safflower, almond, grapeseed, and peanut oils. Also choose preserves, jams, and jellies with cane sugar, not corn syrup.

Non-GMO Annie’s
Bountiful Bean
Bragg’s liquid amino
Carrington Farms Flax Seed
Crofter’s Organic
Drew’s salad dressing
Emerald Cove
Emerald Valley Kitchen
Emperor’s Kitchen
Follow Your Heart
Harvest Moon Mushrooms
Ian’s Natural Foods
I.M. Health SoyNut Butters
Maranatha Nut Butters
Miso Master
Muir Glen organic
tomato ketchup
Newmans Own Organic
Spectrum oils and dressings
SushiSonic Asian Condiments
The Simple Soyman
Vegan by Nature Buttery Spreads
Vigoa Cuisine
May Contain GMO Ingredients Crisco (Smucker’s)
Del Monte
Hellman’s (Unilever)
Kraft condiments and dressings
Pam (ConAgra)
Peter Pan (ConAgra)
Skippy (Unilever)
Smucker’s (except their “Simply
100% Fruit” line of preserves)
Wesson (ConAgra)
Wish-Bone (Unilever)


Look for snacks made from wheat, rice, or oats, and ones that use sunflower or safflower oils. There is no GM popcorn on the market, nor is there blue or white GM corn.

Snacks: Non-GMO Barbara’s (organic line)
Bearitos/Little Bear Organics
(Hain Celestial)
Garden of Eatin’
Grandy Oats
Hain Pure Snax/Hain Pure Foods
Health Valley
Ian’s Natural Foods
Kettle Foods
Kopali Organics
Late July Organic Snacks
Mary’s Gone Crackers
Nature’s Path Organic
Namaste Foods
Newman’s Own Organics
& Newman’s Own
(except salad dressing)
Simple Sweets
Sunridge FarmsEnergy Bars: Clif Bar
Genisoy Bars
Lara Bar
Luna Bar
Nature’s Path
Optimum Energy Bar
Organic Food Bar
Weil by Nature’s Path Organic
May Contain GMO Ingredients FritoLay (Lay’s, Ruffles, Doritos,
Cheetos, Tostitos)
Hostess Products
(Interstate Brands)
Keebler (Kellogg’s)
Kraft (Nabisco, Nilla Wafers,
Oreos, Ritz, Nutter Butter,
Honey Maid, SnackWells,
Teddy Grahams, Wheat
Thins, Triscuit)
Pepperidge Farm (Campbell’s)
Quaker Oats CompanyMay Contain GMO Ingredients Balance Bar
Nature Valley snack bars and
granola bars (General Mills)
Nabisco Bars (Kraft)
PowerBar (Nestle)
Quaker Granola Bars


Many sweeteners, and products like candy and chocolate that contain them, can come from GMO sources. Look for organic and non-GMO sweeteners, candy and chocolate products made with 100% cane sugar, evaporated cane juice or organic sugar to avoid GM beet sugar, and watch out for soy lecithin in chocolates and corn syrup in candies.

The sweetener aspartame is derived from GM microorganisms. It is also referred to as NutraSweet® and Equal® and is found in over 6,000 products, including soft drinks, gum, candy, desserts, yogurt, tabletop sweeteners, and some pharmaceuticals such as vitamins and sugar-free cough drops.

Chocolate: Non-GMO Chocolove
Endangered Species Chocolate
Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate
Kopali Organics
Newman’s Own
Nonuttin’Candy: Non-GMO Jelly Belly
Pure Fun Confections
Reed’s Crystallized Ginger
candy (certified organic)

St. Claire Organic
Sunridge Farms

Sweeteners: Non-GMO 

Sweet Cloud
Newman¹s Own

May Contain GMO Ingredients Hershey’s
Nestlé (Crunch, Kit Kat, Smarties)
Toblerone (Kraft)
Ghiradelli¹s ChocolateMay Contain GMO Ingredients Hershey’s
Lifesaver (Kraft)


Most juices are made from GMO-free fruit (avoid papaya though, as it could be GMO), but the prevalence of corn-based sweeteners—e.g. high-fructose corn syrup—in fruit juices is cause for concern. Many sodas are primarily comprised of water and corn syrup. Look for 100-percent juice blends.

Non-GMO After the Fall organic juices
Big Island Organics
Blue Sky
Cascadian Farm
Crofters Organic
Frey Vinyards
Organic Valley
Quinoa Gold
Mixerz All Natural Cocktail Mixers
R.W. Knudsen organic juices
and spritzers (Smucker’s)
Santa Cruz Organic (Smucker’s)
Sea20 Organic Energy Drink
Teeccino Herbal Caffe
Walnut Acres Organic Juices
May Contain GMO Ingredients Coca-Cola (Fruitopia, Minute
Maid, Hi-C, NESTEA)
Hansen Beverage Company
Hawaiian Punch
(Procter and Gamble)
Kraft (Country Time, Kool-Aid,
Crystal Light, Capri Sun, Tang)
Libby’s (Nestlé)
Ocean Spray
Pepsi (Tropicana, Frappuccino,
Gatorade, SoBe, Dole)
Sunny Delight (Procter and


Special Note:   This guide was compiled based on company statements, not genetic testing. Any product labeled as Non-GMO indicates that its manufacturing process is designed to avoid GMOs, but consumers should be aware that GM contamination is possible due to natural pollen movement, weather events, seed contamination, or human error. Hence there is no guarantee such products are 100% free of GMOs.



Processed foods often have hidden GM sources (unless they are organic or declared non-GMO). The following are ingredients that may be made from GMOs.


baking powder
caramel color
citric acid
(Vitamin B12)
corn gluten
corn masa
corn oil
corn syrup
glutamic acid
high fructose
corn syrup
hydrolyzed vegetable protein

invert sugar
(colorose or inversol)
lactic acid
milo starch
modified starch
glutamate MSG
oleic acid
phytic acid
soy flour
soy isolates
soy lecithin
soy protein
stearic acid
inverse syrup
(Vitamin E)
vegetable fat
vegetable oil
Vitamin B12
Vitamin E
xanthan gum


Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) although usually derived from corn, is probably not GM because it is not likely made in North America.

To learn more about GMOs, consult the books Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods by Jeffrey M. Smith or Your Right to Know: Genetic Engineering and the Secret Changes in Your Food by Andrew Kimbrell.   Information on GMOs is also available at and

Copyright 2008 Center for Food Safety and Institute for Responsible Technology. No part of this booklet may be reproduced in any form without written permission from both parties. For large print quantities or electronic distribution requests, contact: or info@centerforfoodsafety

March 2009 edition


The Non-GMO Sourcebook

Suppliers of Non-GMO Products – International


Canuk Sales
5178 Jefferies Rd.
Duncan, BC
V9L 6S8  Canada
Phone: 250-748-6073 / 877-748-3048
Fax: 250-748-3090
Contact: Larry Whetstone
Products: GMO-free, identity preserved corn, non-GMO grains, rice, pulses and soy products, including non-GMO soy lecithin, and non-GMO soymeal; starches, flavors, colors, rice bran oil, frozen dessert, lecithin; certified organic: inulin, tapioca starch, cocoa, chocolate, and coffee; Jerusalem artichokes

Crooked Creek Acres, Inc.
1584 Melwood Dr.
Strathroy, ON
N7G 3H5  Canada
Phone: 519-247-3530
Fax: 519-247-3225
Contact: Rob Langford
Products: Identity preserved, non-GMO food-grade soybeans, organic soybeans

De Dell Seeds
967 Valetta St.
London, ON
N6H 2Z7  Canada
Phone: 519-473-6175
Fax: 519-473-2970
Contact: Vince Trudell
Products: Non-GMO and organic seed corn

DG Global, Inc.
216 Glen Park Ave.
Toronto, ON
M6B 2J2  Canada
Phone: 416-782-1942
Fax: 416-782-1935
Contact: Dwight Gerling
Products: Non-GMO soybeans

Farmer Direct Co-operative, Ltd.
1536 Victoria Avenue
Regina, SK
S4P OP5  Canada
Phone: 306-352-2444
Fax: 306-352-2443
Contact: Jason Freeman
Products: Certified organic and certified domestic Fair Trade oilseeds (hemp and flax), pulses (lentils and peas), grains (barley, wheat, spelt, and others)

Field Farms Marketing, Ltd.
4922 Lasalle Line
Petrolia, ON
N0N 1R0  Canada
Phone: 519-882-2976
Fax: 519-882-3988 (food-grade), (feed-grade)
Contact: Rita Felder
Products: Certified organic soybeans, soft and hard wheat; corn, oats, barley, millet, flaxseed, spelt, peas, and edible beans

Forbes Medi-Tech
Suite 200-750 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC
V6C 2T8  Canada
Phone: 604-689-5899
Fax: 604-689-7641
Products: Non-GMO phytosterols

Grainworks, Inc.
PO Box 30
Vulcan, AB
T0L 2B0  Canada
Phone: 403-485-3756
Fax: 403-485-6459
Products: Over 100 choices of organic grains, peas, beans, cracked grain, flour, flakes, mixes and baking ingredients

Griffith Laboratories, Ltd.
757 Pharmacy Ave.
Toronto, ON
M1L 3J8  Canada
Phone: 416-288-3444
Fax: 416-288-3481
Contact: Elaine Wells
Products: Non-GMO dry seasoning blends, coating systems, and crumbs

Growers International Organic Sales, Inc. 
333 Main St., 22nd Floor
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 4E2  Canada
Phone: 204-926-9566
Fax: 204-943-2455,
Contact: Tom Cowell and Leslie Johnson
Products: Certified organic red spring wheat, soybeans, durum, flax, oats, malt barley, feed peas, feed wheat, and miscellaneous commodities

Hemp Oil Canada, Inc.
P.O. Box 188, Pembina Trail
Ste. Agathe, MB
R0G 1Y0
Phone: 204-882-2480
Fax: 204-882-2529
Contact: Customer Service
Products: Conventional and certified organic, Kosher, halal, gluten-free hemp oil, gluten-free hemp food products and ingredients

Hensall District Cooperative, Inc.
1 Davidson Drive / P.O. Box 219
Hensall, ON
N0M 1X0  Canada
Phone: 519-262-3002
Fax: 519-262-2317
Contact: Derwyn Hodgins
Products: Non-GMO soybeans and products

Highwood Crossing Foods, Ltd.
810 Centre St. SE
High River, AB
T1V 1E8  Canada
Phone: 403-652-19110
Contact: Tony Marshall
Products: Organic cold pressed flax and canola oil, organic stone ground flour, baking mixes, hot and cold cereal products, granola, whole grains

Huron Commodities, Inc.
P.O. Box 1353
Clinton, ON
N0M 1L0
Phone: 519-482-8400
Fax: 519-482-8383
Contact: A. Vanderloo
Products: Non-GMO food-grade soybeans, organic soybeans, soy meal, and corn

Indianlife Food Corporation
3835 – 2nd Avenue
Burnaby, BC
V5C 3W7  Canada
Phone: 604-205-9176
Fax: 604-205-9172
Contact: Rakesh Raniga
Products: Naan Breads, 11″ Wraps, frozen entree, samosa, pakora, stuff wraps, snack mixes, papadums, cooking sauces, chutneys, organic whole wheat naan, organic 11″ wraps

InfraReady Products 
1438 Fletcher Rd.
Saskatoon, SK
S7M 5T2
Phone: 306-242-4950
Fax: 306-242-4213
Contact: Mark Pickard
Products: Organic and conventional pre-cooked cereal grains, legumes, and oilseeds

IP Agri Trading Inc.
2513 Beacon Ave., P.O. Box 2748
Sidney, British Columbia
V8L 5Y9  Canada
Phone: 250-655-6688
Contact: Steven Scholze
Products: Hard identity preserved non-GMO soybeans, less than 0.01% detectable GMO with IP traceable certifications. Soft IP non-GMO soybeans for food or feed use. Conventional or certified organic available

La Coop Fédérée
9001 L’Acadie Blvd., Ste. 200
Montreal, QC
H4N 3H7
Phone: 514-384-6450
Fax: 514-384-0511
Contact: Sylvia Gioffre
Products: Non-GMO soybeans, food-grade soybeans

Lang Farms
RR #1
Chepstow, ON
N0G 1K0
Phone: 519-881-1114
Fax: 519-881-2290
Contact: Tony Lang
Products: Non-GMO soybeans

Lansing Trading Group, LLC
226 Wellington St. W
Chatham, ON
N7M 1J6
Phone: 519-359-6695
Fax: 519-351-3015
Contact: Sue Gordon
Products: Non-GMO soybeans, dry beans, organic products, non-GMO corn

London Agricultural Commodities
1615 North Routledge Park, Unit 43
London, ON
N6H 5L6
Phone: 519-473-9333
Fax: 519-473-5781
Contact: Richard Smibert
Products: Non-GMO and identity preserved soybeans

Manna International, Inc.
116 Industrial Park Crescent
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6B 5P2
Phone: 705-946-2662
Fax: 705-256-6540
Contact: Gerald Fowler
Products: Non-GMO, identity preserved, and certified organic soybeans

Nature’s Path Foods, Inc.
9100 Van Horne Way
Richmond, BC
V6X 1W3
Phone: 604-248-8777
Fax: 604-248-8760
Contact: Maria Emmer-Aanes
Products: Organic and non-GMO cereals, bars, waffles, and toaster pastries

Ontario Specialty Grains
712383 Middletownline RR#3
Tillsonburg, Ontario
N4G 4G8  Canada
Phone: 519-842-9175
Fax: 519-842-4446

Contact: John Vieraitis
Products: Identity preserved soybeans, natto soybeans, soybeans for sprouting, soybeans with green/yellow kernals, non-GMO corn, rye seed, rye milling quality, adzuki beans, black beans, green mung beans, organic soybeans for tofu

Organique International Organic
366 Lansdowne Ave.
Westmount, QB
H3Z 2L4
Phone: 514-990-7900
Fax: 514-989-7500
Contact: Susan Musson
Products: Organic grains, soybeans, oil and meal; corn, beans, peas, pulses, and oils (human and feed grade), organic soy isolates

Paterson GlobalFoods, Inc.
22nd Floor, 333 Main St.
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 4E2  Canada
Phone: 204-926-9569
Fax: 204-926-9572
Contact: Kelvin Maloney
Products: Organic cereal grains and pulses, organic flour, organic bakery mixes, identity preserved grain and oilseed production

4572 Marie-Victorin Blvd.
Varennes, QC
J3X 1P7
Phone: 450-652-3916
Fax: 450-652-7959
Products: Certified organic corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, oats, spelt, rye, lentils, mustard seed, flax seed

Rowland Seeds
Box 4776
Taber, AB
T1G 2E1
Phone: 403-223-8164 / 888-722-2628
Fax: 403-223-8163
Products: Organic canola, flax, beans, hemp, rye, spelt, sunflowers, camelina, wheat (spring, durum, soft, hard), feed alfalfa, grass and omega pellets

Roy Legumex, Inc.
1345 Renaston Blvd.
Winnipeg, MB
R3P 2P2  Canada
Phone: 204-808-0448
Fax: 204-808-0449
Products: Non-GMO soybeans: white hilum and split soybeans, peas, lentils, chick peas, popcorn, pearled barley, flax

Semences Prograin, Inc.
145 Bas Riviere Nord
St. Cèsaire, QC
J0L 1T0
Phone: 450-469-5744
Fax: 450-469-4547
Contact: P. Marc Ham, Director of International Development
Products: Non-GMO food grade soybeans, seed distribution, private plant breeding soy, R&D, tofu lab, production contracting, processing, export logistics, export


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5 Simple Secrets to a Younger-Looking You

5 Simple Secrets to a Younger-Looking You

We’d all like to look younger. But do you ever feel that panicked jolt when you realize that you’re getting older with every passing second? Darn! See? I just got older typing that sentence! I know I don’t want to waste any of my precious time trying to fight against… well, time. Check out these essential, economical and time-wise ways we can bring back some of that youthful spark.
Smile,sing and laugh. Giving up grins and giggles just because you don’t want smile lines around your lips and eyes? Big mistake! It’s not the lines that give away your age so much as your attitude. A joyous, full-bellied laugh can lighten and lift your spirits, slashing stress hormones and giving your insides a soothing, relaxing massage. And an authentic, toothy smile can instantly brighten and lift your face. Shy about the shade of your smile? I use just baking soda to keep my smile white and fresh. I also suggest singing out loud even if you feel your voice is not a performance voice. We shift our whole being to a lighter space when a tune is in the mind and shared out loud.
Open your eyes. Let the world see your baby blues, or browns, or greens! Shore up errant eyebrows without over-plucking, aiming for a medium arch that frames a bit past the width of your eye. Perfect conditions for plucking? Use flat, angled-tip tweezers in an amply lit spot after you’ve just finished a shower so your pores are more open and willing. And if you’re going to drop any dough on a youth-seeking product, go for a specially formulated eye cream. I use green tea bags around the eyes to tighten the skin and reduce puffiness, drink the tea to internal bonus.That delicate skin beneath our eyes soaks up water from regular lotions and gives us that balloon-eyed look that adds years to our faces.

Get your beauty sleep the right way. Bedtime stress, late dinners and midnight wake-ups can all interrupt the flow of a healthy night’s sleep. And when you’re deprived of a deep doze, your skin will show it. Make sleep a non-negotiable part of your beauty routine. Get your 6 to 8 hours per night and wake to clearer skin and less under-eye puffiness (not to mention sexy bed-head hair!) For optimal beauty rest, sleep on your back with your head elevated to keep fluid from pooling around your eyes.

Focus on your forgotten spots. You see your face in the mirror all of the time, but you get rarer glimpses of a certain spots on your body that are age giveaways – your hands and feet, neck and chest, and backs of your arms. Exfoliate and moisturize these often neglected spots. To spoil your hands and feet at bedtime, slather on lotion and slide your hands and feet into thin socks or gloves to seal in the moisture.I like to use castor oil on my feet a few times per year. This thick natural oil is perfect to bring tired feet back to new.

Play in nature

Get out side and play.Create and engage with nature, allow your inner child the freedom to be and release tensions associated with the seriousness of life.

Lastly drink lots of WATER

Hydration is key to the largest organ you have….the skin. Our body cries for water but we often do not listen. I challenge you to take in 8 full glasses of water per day for 3 weeks. Just by increasing water you will notice an amazing shift in your being. The mind is clear, the skin is more elastic and the excess toxins leave with ease.The onset of winter can be a time when water is more challenging to drink . I use herbal teas from my own garden to prepare hot and cold water beverages. A squeeze of lemon and bit of honey and I know I am hydrating well. We are blessed to be on mountain water system, that means no chemicals in our water.

I am including the below from Ashley Pitman, as I could not have said it any better

Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon


The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you’re a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do first thing in the morning matters.
According to Ayurvedic philosophy, choices that you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down.
Ayurveda invites us to get a jump-start on the day by focusing on morning rituals that work to align the body with nature’s rhythms, balance the doshas and foster self-esteem alongside self-discipline.
Your mind may say you have to check emails, take the dog out, get the kids out the door, that you can’t be late for work or that you just don’t have enough time to cultivate your own morning rituals.
But, if you can only make time for one ritual that will improve your health, let it be this…..
Start the day out with a mug of warm water and the juice of half a lemon.
It’s so simple and the benefits are just too good to ignore. Warm water with lemon:
1. Boosts your immune system 
Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH
Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline (the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.
3. Helps with weight loss
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster. And, my experience is that when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.
4. Aids digestion
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving. Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.
5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body. Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Clears skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.
7. Hydrates the lymph system
This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) andadrenal fatigue. When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can’t perform all of it’s proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on. Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy. They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated. Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don’t want to mess with a deep state of dehydration!
Adopting just this one practice of drinking a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning for a month can radically alter your experience of the day. Don’t be surprised if you begin to view mornings in a new light.
Like I said, the recipe is really simple—a cup of warm (not hot) water and the juice from half a lemon.
In the comments below, tell me which one of these benefits is going to get you to try this morning ritual. Or, if you’re already a lemon water junkie, what specific benefits have you noticed?


Published May 10, 2012 at 10:30 AM
About Ashley Pitman
As a Wellness Educator, Cleanse Specialist crusader for whole-body nourishment, Ashley Pitman supports thousands of people in achieving a hot body and radiant beauty with a blend of raw food education, Ayurvedic inspiration, guided detoxes courses, and lots of loving encouragement. All the action takes place at, a digital ashram for wellness-inspired people looking to use food as medicine and health as a spiritual practice. Stay devoted to your radiance and well-being by joining the free weekly newsletter with health and lifestyle tips that work.

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