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Non-GMO

Durango Natural Foods Co-op has always worked hard to provide the safest, healthiest foods for our customers… food they can trust. We stay informed about food advocacy and healthy lifestyles issues, and respond quickly to local, regional, national and global food concerns. One of the biggest in the last several years has been the increasing prevalence of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in our foods.

In 2012, Durango Natural Foods Co-op became the first grocer in Durango to voluntarily label non-GMO verified products throughout our store, helping to provide more choices and transparency for our customers.

More information about GMOs

More information on Non-GMO Verification 

More information on the GMO labeling movement 

In May, 2013 we developed and implemented a new GMO purchasing policy, and in June, 2013 we were selected by the National Organic Consumer’s Association (OCA) as one of the top 10 Right-to-Know grocers in our region!

More info about the OCA and the Right-to-Know Grocers Contest

Additionally, DNF is a member of a national cooperative of food coops called National Cooperative Grocers (NCG) formerly the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA). Through the NCG we negotiate with our major food distributors to be able to provide great sale prices and a wonderful variety of natural foods. As of January, 2014, any new items introduced through the NCG’s New Item program that contain “high risk” or “monitored” crops or ingredients made from them will be required to be Non-GMO Project verified before they will consider them for the program.

GMO Purchasing Policy:

  • We will not bring any new items into the store that contain GMO ingredients.
  • We will inform our customers by labeling all our non-GMO verified products and by posting this policy in the store, on our website and social media.
  • We will encourage vendors and manufacturers we work with to source non-GMO ingredients and inform them of our policy on new items.
  • Products we currently carry with GMO ingredients will be moved out of prime spots on the shelf. The quantity of them will be reduced according to sales numbers. Eventually these items will be phased out in favor of non-GMO products.