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12 Do’s and Don’ts to Avoid Buying and Eating GMO Foods
If you are among the 80 to 90 percent of consumers who would like to see Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) labeled as such, you are pretty much out of luck. Although some states such as Maine, California, and Connecticut have tried to get labeling laws, Big Agra has spent billions of dollars to fight these laws and make the issues confusing for many voters. Don’t look to Uncle Sam for any help either, as the Feds simply will not force the issue. Apparently, too many in Congress are on Big Agra’s payroll.
So how can you avoid GMOs? We have 12 tips to help you identify possible GM foods and products. Did we just say products? Yes we did. Even though you aren’t eating them, wearing clothes made from GM cotton only puts more money in Big Agra’s pockets. It also encourages them to continue to look for ways they can modify seeds that are acceptable to the general public. Their reasoning is: if people are willing to WEAR GM cotton clothing, what else might they be willing to eat and wear?
If you are new to this you might be wondering what the big fuss is about GM foods. GM foods, such as corn, have had their genes modified so that they have a built-in pesticide that kills any bug who tries to take a bite. What about you when you take a bite? That’s the issue here: no one really knows. You might think that since these foods are for sale that they have been thoroughly tested, but this isn’t the case. The FDA allows these companies to run their own tests, and when Big Agra says they are OK after only 90 days of testing, the FDA allows them to be sold. Sort of like the fox guarding the hen house, isn’t it? While we are at it, let’s be honest, does anyone think that these things are safe because they fed them to rats or cows for 90 days?
Well, consumers do have a blip of hope on the horizon. There is a new, nonprofit pro-GMO labeling group that is trying to push labeling laws as well as placing their seal of approval on foods that are known to contain no GM foods.
Take a look at the top 12 ways you can avoid GM foods and their products.
1. DO be aware of the ‘No GMO’ label
If it says nothing more than ‘No GMOs’ or ‘Contains no GMOs,’ be very, very suspicious. Many of these foods have been tested and found that they do actually contain GM foods. Find out more how gmo labels trick you.
2. DON’T buy the following:
All of the following items most likely come from GM crops:
- Golden rice
- Summer Squash
- Papayas from Hawaii
- Sugar (unless it says pure cane sugar). Read more about top 10 GMO foods to avoid.
3. DO read ingredient labels every time
Just because something didn’t contain corn or soy last time you bought it doesn’t mean the company didn’t decide to switch their recipe. Although they don’t have to say GMO, if it says corn or soy, you know it probably is.
4. DON’T buy aspartame
Aspartame is a cancer causing agent that you don’t want to be consuming anyway, but even if you feel you can’t live without your diet soda, consider this: aspartame is the excrement (yes, we are talking poop) from GM bacteria. It’s disgusting, it’s dangerous, and you don’t need it.
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