Just How Bad Is GMO Food?

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Thumbs down to GMO foods - choose healthy foodJust 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/)

2 thoughts on “Just How Bad Is GMO Food?”

  1. The U.S. population has historically placed a considerable degree of trust in the regulatory oversight provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and its agencies. There is little tradition of people having a close relationship with their food, with the overwhelming majority of people having bought their food in supermarkets for years. But the 2003 survey by the Pew Research Center showed that even in the U.S., 55% see GM food as “bad” food. A 2010 survey found that over one third of U.S. consumers were very or extremely concerned about GM food, a 3% reduction from 2008.

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