Because I am conscious of everything I put into my body, I care about the Genetically Modified Food, or Genetically Engineered food issue. Many food manufacturers are fighting against having the food labeled so we consumers can know what we are buying. If, as they say, the modifications are harmless, I don’t see why they are fighting the labeling.
I just ran across these infographics that I think can be helpful if you are a concerned consumer of fresh fruits and veggies.
Based on these, if you are trying to avoid GMO produce, you want to not take items preceded by an 8 on the label.
The President promised to get GMO labeling done, because Americans should know what they are eating.
If you have any thoughts on the GMO issue, please feel free to comment below.
Following is a reblog from reader and fellow blogger: Luke Jones. I hope you enjoy it. Please do check out his blog, too.
Benefits of a plant based diet, by Luke Jones of herohealthroom.com
GMO means Genetically Modified Organism.
Over 60 countries around the world require GMO labeling or ban GMOs outright. But not the U.S.
The food companies on the left of the graphic spent tens of millions of dollars in the last two labeling campaigns – in California and Washington State – to prevent you from knowing what’s in your food. You can even the score by switching to the brands on the right; all of whom stood behind the I-522 Right to Know campaign. Voting with your pocketbook, at every meal, matters. You can read more about GMOs on Dr. Mercola’s website.
You can access the Shoppers’ Guide to Avoiding Genetically Engineered Food for yourself.
A Russian study found that over 55 percent of the newborn rats from females fed genetically engineered soy flour before, during, and after pregnancy, died within three weeks and 36 percent were underweight. By comparison, only 9 percent of the offspring of rats fed non-GM soy died and less than 7 percent were underweight.
Lots of great ideas in this simple post.
This is a very helpful post on a subject that we Americans are woefully ignorant about.
Biotech and chemical companies such as Monsanto and DuPont don’t want to make it easy for you to know which products on your local supermarket shelves contain genetically engineered foods (also known as genetically modified organisms or GMOs). They spent tens of millions of dollars to defeat a California proposition that would have required labeling of these products.
The food industry is also generally against GMO labeling, since many large food companies use genetically modified ingredients in their products and do not want the added expense and complexity of complying with state-by-state packaging regulations. Nor do they welcome the idea that some consumers might change their buying habits based on this new information.
Based on a number of animal studies, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) advised doctors “to educate their patients, the medical community, and the public to avoid GM (genetically modified) foods when possible and provide educational…
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