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non GMO tofu

supposedly soyabeans are heaviliy pesticized. !!!! (?)

I eat tofu (medium/firm) everyday- and not been able to find non-GMO stuff like it was available in Vancouver.Until now i have bought tofu in round plastic tubs and see-thru plastic packs(2 pieces/pack). Usually bought from Marche P&A, or stores in Chinatown. (Provigo/IGA have scary tofu prices)

Ur recommendations please- of brands/where u bought them. or description of the package if the language is other than eng/french.


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  1. I use this one : http://www.horium.com/francais/ourpro...

    I buy mine at Rachelle-Bery but it's probably available at most organic food stores (Tau, Alfalfa...)

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    1. re: Glaff

      PA carries it too. And it's so much creamier tasting than the other ones you get in tubs...

    2. The one I buy is nice, and it bills itself as organic. I normally recognize it by the label, I can't quite remember the brand. I think its Liberté but I'm not entirely sure. Anyway it normally costs $1.99 which is a very decent price if you ask me... You can find it in the Intermarchés or PA.

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      1. re: NickMontreal

        Bol de Fruits on Westminster in Mtl West sells freshly made soft and hard tofu. Not sure if it is non GMO but you ask.

        I much prefer fresh to packaged tofu in any case.

      2. updating my own post

        so far, have not found horium brand non gmo tofu at marche PA.
        my choice of FIRM tofu is one in see thru plastic pack (2/pack)
        made by Oriental food products, (TOFU is written in blue)
        says no preservatives, does not say non-gmo beans.
        usually less than $1.99, for 500 gm.

        excellent for grating (seems already pressed) : to make tofu scramble, adding in cakes, beef/tuna patties, good for grilling, hold its shape and texture

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        1. re: divya

          I believe that next to corn, tofu is one of the most genetically modified foods there is. Whether this is such a horrible thing is debatable but it's certainly going to be hard to find any non GMO tofu. good luck.

          1. re: The Chemist

            No it's not... it's available in every organic food store.

            1. re: Glaff

              Indeed, organic standards do not allow for the use of GMOs and organic tofu is pretty ubiquitous in Montreal.

              1. re: SnackHappy

                Wow, I suppose I have to notice tofu more. That's certainly a surprise. I also found this from a Canadian law website, it may be of interest to other ignorent people like me =D

                Article 1.8.1: When producing or handling organic products sold or labeled as being products whose content is partially or wholly organic, it is forbidden to use any of the following substances or techniques:
                all materials and products produced from genetic engineering as these are not compatible with the principles of organic production (growing, preparing and selling) and therefore are not accepted under this standard

                Good to know I suppose, besides the fact that we have BEEN genetically engeneering food since agiculture began, of course... so thier definition probably needs re-tooling.

                SO I wonder what to call something which isn't exposed to pesticides and growth hormones but is GMO. Not organic, bust something else?

        2. replying to my earlier posts

          found horium tofu at Marche P&A for $2.49
          says it is 'organic' , no mention of non-gmo soy beans

          but all the other posts have enlightened me to say that organic =non-gmo

          p.s: if anyone finds it cheaper than $2.49, please post, ( i eat it 3 times a week)

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          1. re: divya

            Eden in Galeries du Parc has Horium but at $2.69.

            1. re: dpandkm

              Thanks for the info on the veggie sausages - from Turtle Island. You say that they can be found in Tau ? I am trying to follow a plant based diet - The Starch Solution. Will never be totally vegan but pretty darn close. As for the fermented I am aware of that but have not thought about it while purchasing of late - thanks for the reminder.

            2. For soy products Tofurkey from turtle island has the best veggie sausages i ever tasted all GMO free and organic soy beans also gardein makes good verity of GMO free soy products as well but never tried them but their website shows a large verity of foods and look good (note that gardein uses non GMO soy products other ingredients may contain GMO's). Both these brands can be bought at Marche Tau there are several stores check their website for the nearest one to you.

              For just Tofu same go in the organic section of loblaws/Maxie or health food stores like Tau and read if its organic its GMO free sometimes it will say GMO free anyway.****Regardless don't consume to much soy un-fermeted soy can be potentially harmful while fermented soy is good for you like Tempeh, natto, miso ect..

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              1. re: Luca94

                I only wish plain tempeh (at non-ridiculous prices) was more available in Montréal. The only place I've seen it is at Marché Hawaï in Ville St-Laurent, a long trek for me as I have to take a bus after two métro lines. Other than that, I only see tiny packages of it costing more than organic chicken! Often with ridiculous "flavours" and added sugar...

                I got to love eating tempeh when in Amsterdam; Indonesian foods are readily available there because the Netherlands were the colonial power.

                I think I've seen Horium (which I like very much) at Segall's as well as at PA. The stock varies quite a bit at these shops, famous for their low prices.

                1. re: lagatta

                  You sound like you may have a list of good suppliers for me. Know any place that carries a wide variety of organic fruits and veggies ? Tau in Laval does to a certain degree. Where is Segalls and PA ? I`ll google it. Thanks

                  1. re: lagatta

                    What about the Noble Bean tempeh? Easy to find and nothing added.

                2. I truly hope that you are mistaken with the heavy use of pesticides in soy beans............or can we get away with anything that is pesticide free

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                  1. re: dpandkm

                    Soy is usually grown in rotation with corn. Think of how corn is treated, I would expect soy to be just as heavily sprayed.

                  2. You sound like I do............a pessimist when it comes to our foods and what is in them and how are they grown. What can one do ? Starve or do the very best we can with what is available to us. I personally would sleep better knowing that my organic GMO free tofu is exactly what it says.........but who really knows ? Trace ability is the only way at this point. When you find out please let me know.

                    1. horium tofu is delicious and organic. I get it at Tai Foo.