This is a great article that address people's concerns about GMO's, and their food. I found the following two paragraphs from the article especially helpful.
"If you want farmers to reduce pesticide use in general, start supporting smaller, ideally local farms that are up-front about what kinds of pesticides they use, when, and why. Plenty of large companies and industrial farms have met the requirements to slap a “USDA Certified Organic” label on their products, so look for signs of a commitment to sustainability, rather than just looking for an organic label."
"If you have space for a garden, or even a few containers, growing your own is a great way to make a dent in your food footprint. (Don’t forget to look around you for community gardens, too.) There’s a learning curve, but gardening can open your eyes to how food is really produced, and the real problems farmers struggle with: you’ll find yourself dealing with weeds, insect pests, and challenges to fertilizing."
hat tip: +Joseph Moosman