Genetic Roulette

This weeks blog is a great informational excerpt to help identity genetically modified foods that enter our house and blood stream that is causing more harm than good. We all eat fruits and vegetables, but latest research has discovered that these scientific steps to improve food quantity is not improving food quality.  Here is some informational research done that could help you identify the GMO-foods in your grocery stores.

Genetically modified foods or biotech foods: derived from genetically modified organisms, have specific changes introduced into their DNA. Mutation breeding where an organism is exposed to radiation or chemicals to create a non-specific but stable change. This is used to improve our food supply, but not necessarily improves the quality of our foods. The built in pesticide into the fruit or crop kills the bug, but the poisonous chemical still remains in the food. This ends up in our bodies and can be extremely harmful once entered into the blood stream; especially to pregnant moms or small children. 

 
FDA does not require genetically modified foods to be labeled, like Nigel has stated. Therefore in order to live the 'Clean Life' one must take matters into your own hands and be aware of the produced foods. Become familiar with the most common applications of GMO Foods. They are more prevalent, but not limited too: soybeans, corn, rapeseed/ canola, sugar beets, cotton, dairy (cows injected), and papayas. You can avoid these GMO foods 100% accurately by buying 100% organically labeled produce. 
 
Another clue that the produce is GMO is by looking on the serial labels. If it is a 4-digit number, the food is conventionally produced. If it is a 5-digit number beginning with an 8, it is GM, generally speaking. If it is a 5-digit number beginning with a 9, it is organic. When purchasing beef, choose packaged beef that is 100% grass-fed. The same applies to meat from other herbivores such as sheep. Seek products that are specifically labeled as non-GM or GMO-free. 
 
Generally shopping locally helps decrease the risk of exposure to GMO-foods. This also helps your immediate community and economy. Shopping locally also provides fresher produce, and sometimes can reduce the cost of produce. Buying whole foods rather than processed or prepared
 
Growing your own food is the absolute best way to avoid GMO-foods. This could also be fun if your have some little ones in the family. It will provide an education along with responsibility.  
To view or visit a website that lists more GMO foods, you may click here<www.nongmoshopping.com>

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