Saturday, February 25, 2012

Genetically Modified Food

Are you concerned about the lack of labeling of
Genetically Engineered Foods?
Here are 8 things you can do…
2. Eat fresh! While some produce is genetically engineered, most GEs will be found in processed foods containing soy and corn. Eat more fresh vegetables and unprocessed foods. Your body will thank you and you will avoid genetically engineered foods.
3. Avoid the five products that are most likely to be genetically engineered (GE) - unless they state that they are not made with genetically engineered ingredients, have a verifiable claim such as Non-GMO Project Verified, or they are USDA certified organic: Corn, Soy, Canola, Cotton and Sugar made from beets (sugar from cane is NOT GMO).
§                                 corn ,soy,cotton,canola, sugar
corn: 88% of US corn planted is genetically engineered.
The vast majority of this is not sweet corn that you eat as corn-on-the-cob (although some of that is GE too), but corn grown for grain, animal feed, fuel, sweeteners, and cooking oil. This type of genetically altered corn is found in many processed foods in different forms, including high fructose corn syrup, corn oil, corn starch, and corn flour. Many of the popular cereals, crackers, frozen entrees, tortillas, pizza dough, salad dressing, and corn chips likely contain GE ingredients. Livestock is fed corn too so choose organic or grass fed meats and organic milk. Remember too that the synthetic growth hormone rbST or rBGH is a product of genetic engineering so look for organic milk or milk produced without rbST.
Source: USDA ERS

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