posted on Sep, 21 2012 @ 07:45 PM
1 - Even if a food item was not grown from GMO seed it still can contain some GMO DNA. It is almost impossible, for just one example, to grow non GMO
corn anywhere near GMO corn without some degree of cross pollination. this can apply to any crop that is pollinated to start the growth of the fruit
or vegetable. All you need is to have your non GMO crop downwind of a GMO crop and some of your crop will become a GMO hybrid.
2 - As to the codes, I checked out the PLU lookup site and it seems to work for identifying the produce but I already knew that my tomato was a tomato
and likewise for my avocado. But I will definitely be on the lookout for the code that indicates a GMO crop.
3 - I have tried several diets to lose weight for years now and none of them worked. The starvation diets are the worst since you end up binging
uncontrollably after a while. I have always thought that I have a metabolic problem since even "reasonable" diets didn't seem to work for me. But I
have just recently watched the video "Forks Over Knives" and was so impressed that I bought it and the companion book from Amazon.com. I am just
getting started with the changeover to my diet in the last two weeks. I am happy to announce that I got off of my bathroom scale this morning at the
lowest weight I have weighed in well over two years. And all of that without starving myself. The basis of the diet is to replace meat and dairy with
plant based foods. This must be done carefully and slowly to avoid health problems caused by missing nutrients. But in the last two weeks I have been
replacing much of what I used to eat from the meat, dairy and pasta groups with fresh produce. I am still able to satisfy my hunger any time I want if
I stick to fresh produce. One of my favorite snacks and substitute for as much as one meal a day is to slice up an avocado and a tomato then arrange
them on a plate. Then I sprinkle them liberally with one of the many Mrs. Dash seasoning mixes. That is topped with a small amount of Romano or
Parmesan cheese fresh grated onto the dish. This is a far cry better than my usual snacks of chips & dip, buttered pasta, meaty and cheesy sandwich
and the like.