Just how bad is GMO food?
Here’s what we’ve read about GMO products, and whether or not they should be part of a healthy diet:
As you probably know, there is quite a bit of controversy surrounding the topic of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in food.
In my opinion, the only reasonably safe alternative — short of food you grow yourself from trusted non-GMO sources in non-pesticided/herbicided soil, or from known similarly-minded growers — is to purchase food labelled “organic”.
Unfortunately, even the “organic” label is not necessarily a 100% guarantee of purity or quality.
On the other hand, if it does NOT specify “organic” on the label the chances are increasing that the product DOES contain GMOs or traces thereof. If the product contains corn, canola & soy, some GMO factors are a virtual certainty (86%, 93% & 93% respectively).
The “natural” label on many foods, including those found in health food stores, is completely meaningless in terms of whether or not a food contains GMO components.
If you’re not sure about what you’re buying or eating… ask!
As regards some of the potential effects of GMOs on human health please read:
Finally, according to this article, approximately 2/3 of the products sold by Whole Foods Market and their main distributor, United Natural Foods (UNFI) are not certified organic, but rather are conventional (chemical-intensive and GMO-tainted) foods and products disguised as “natural“: Natural Label Meaningless. CAVEAT EMPTOR!
(This article was modified from the following URL. We encourage you to visit their website. http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/organic-elite-surrenders-to-monsanto/)