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Originally posted by babybunnies
If you won't shop at supermarkets that don't provide non GMO food, you'll starve.
Originally posted by showintail
How do I know which foods are non gmo.?
My husband is diabetic, what can he use for sweetner?
I need the answers in a way I understand, as do tons of people
telling me watch out for xyz in ingredients, and so forth.
Its hard to read ingredients with 4 Kids in tow, what brands are safe?
Is there a thread with easy to read and comprehend info?
Originally posted by TsukiLunar
Oh seriously people. GMO's have been around for thousands of years. Every fruit you have ever eaten has been genetically modified either by farmers or scientists.
This is a wild banana.
This is the banana we all we know and love. We have been "genetically modifying" it for hundreds of years.
In my opinion, Monsanto is just skipping that "waiting" part and getting directly to the results.
Though, I will admit the way they conduct business seems a bit shady.
edit on 5-4-2012 by TsukiLunar because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Egyptia
reply to post by samlf3rd
I think every one of us needs to do the same thing and demand change. It amazes me when I go grocery shopping and after reading what the carcinogenic chemicals are in every single thing I pick up I end up leaving with out being able to do my grocery shopping. I just buy my veggies, fruit and free range protein. I hardly ever buy snacks because there isn't a single damn thing you can purchase that isn't laced with crap that over time will completely erode your immune system and cause mortally serious diseases much of which are cancers over time.
Heck they shouldn't even call it grocery shopping anymore but rather chemical load up for eventual decimation shopping.
This has turned into a world I no longer recognize.
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Originally posted by CloonBerg
You need to state what your definition of a GMO product is. As a couple posters have already pointed out, man has been modifying food for thousands of years through selective breeding and hybridization for desired phenotypes. This selective breeding process is NOT natural, and therefore can be classified as a "modification".
Organic food is not equivalent to a non genetically modified organism.
I think that most people that want non-GMO products are actually saying they want products that have not been genetically altered in a lab through gene splicing from other animals or species.
I must stress that IF THAT IS THE CASE, please make it clear especially when it comes to writing bills and laws! Many bills are simply thrown aside because they are vague or "unreasonable". I promise you, Monsanto and like companies will point out that it is unreasonable to ban or label GMO products, because almost everything, including organic products, are genetically modified in one way or another.
Personally, I don't see anything wrong with genetically modifying products to make them bigger, tastier, and easier to grow. It is essentially what mankind has been doing for thousands of years, but faster, more specific, and with modern technology. However, I do believe that the industry of genetically altering crops and other foods should be heavily monitored and regulated. I am not going to sit here and pretend that it hasn't had its bad consequences. If it is done right, it should not be a problem.
Originally posted by Carseller4
What is wrong with GMO?
It's the 21st Century. Grow up.
Originally posted by justsaying
You are going about this all wrong. The supermarket store doesn't decide itself if they are going to sell GMO foods or produce. That decision is of the buyer who purchases for the chain. If you want to protest this, contact the administrative offices of the grocery chain and find out who their produce buyer is. THAT is the person who needs to hear your protest. Your local grocery store personnel are just people trying to earn a living like the rest of us and it's not them that decides what is sold....justsaying
List of supermarket chains in the United States
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This is a list of supermarket companies in the United States of America and the names of supermarkets which are owned or franchised by these companies. For supermarkets worldwide, see List of supermarkets.
1 National chains
2 Regional/local chains
3 Retailers' cooperatives
4 Deep-discount and limited-assortment chains
5 Ethnic chains
6 Specialty and natural foods