Originally posted by syrinx high priest
how can you tell if you are buying GMO food ?
In Europe non meat/ diary products will be labelled. Unfortunately there is a loophole on meat/eggs/diary labelling so that they are allowed to be fed
GMO feed and not have the end animal product labelled, so to avoid GMO it has to be organic.
In the America's there is no labelling, to avoid GMO's you need to eat USDA Organic (there may still be a little contamination, but it's the best we
have.) Most processed products with these big 4 ingrediants: corn,soy, canola / cottonseed oil will more than likely be GMO, as will all
meat/eggs/diary/cheese unless Organic, or 100% grass fed beef (but only for this year as GMO Alfalfa (grass) has now been approved by the FDA.
Papaya from Hawaii, some zuchini / squash / sugar beet/rice & some potato's are now also GMO, but no where near as much as the big 4.
Most other fruit and veggies are GMO free as are beans / pulses / wild caught fish (watch out for the suistainability list and eat small species to
An easy way to start out is to remove any products from your shopping cart that contain high fructose corn syrup and soy. Each shopping trip replace
one or two of your favourite processed items that contain these ingredients with an alternative that doesn't have them.
The other thing that people can do is help the folks trying to get a yes vote to mandatory GMO labelling in California this Novemeber 2012, they need
money to combat the propaganda that Monsanto is going to spread to try to kill this initiative. Califoria has one of the largest economies in the
world, if they pass the labelling law, chances are the companies will have the stuff labelled for all over the US, better yet they'll try to avoid the
GMO ingredients to avoid the label as they did in Europe.
here's my previous thread on this:
The GMO Labeling Initiative WILL Be on the Ballot in California
Why is it worth the effort to avoid this stuff ?
The Academy reported that several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food, including infertility, immune problems,
accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation (diabetes), and changes in major organs (liver/kidney/brain/heart) and the gastrointestinal system. The
AAEM asked physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods.
edit on 24-5-2012 by AliceBlackman because: spelling correction