posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 11:29 PM
reply to post by burntheships
In Europe they have to label GMO ingredients so their processed food is mostly GMO free, although I think they are trying to sneak around it by
feeding GMO feed to the animals and not labelling the meat and diary.Japan decided not to go the GMO route, they wanted to wait and see what happened
to the health of our children as they grow to adulthood.
Here in the US & Canada, yes they estimate 80% of processed food is GMO. The main way to avoid them is to eat Organic, but bear in mind that our
organic may have a little contamination. Also genetically modified alfalfa was approved (main feed for dairy cattle) and will be planted this year,
this "hay's" pollen gets blown very far by the wind so it will not take long to contaiminate the current non modified supply. Be on the look out
for initiatives to get the GMO labelling laws onto your state ballot so it can be voted on. There is a really big push in California to try to get
this done,trouble is Monsanto is spending big bucks to try to get people to not support this. Most people really have no idea how bad this stuff could
be for them.
Here's a link for Californians for the label it drive.
If all organic diet is out of your price range, then each shopping trip spend a little time reading the labels of a few products you buy and look for
ones that do not have
high fructose corn syrup,
in them as the alterantive, this will help you eliminate the biggest problem foods and really cut down your exposure. Milk and Cheese - look for no
rBGH hormone free on the label (rBGH = genetically modified growth hormone injected into the cows). Please note that most beef , chicken and pork will
have been fed GMO cornmeal. So I suggest cutting down on meat and eating more beans and pulses, saving money for organic or at least hormone
free/anti-biotic free. If your local supermarket doesn't have organic or rBGH free produce, ask at the service desk, if enough people ask they will
start to stock it.
here's a pocket guide for which fish you can eat more of without making the situation in the ocean's worse, In 2003, the Pew Oceans Commission
warned that the world's oceans are in a state of "silent collapse," threatening our food supply, marine economies, recreation and the natural
legacy we leave our children.