God, Hope & Helping Others
May 5, 2015
These days it seems we know less and less about what’s in our food. As big food and lawmakers have their way, ingredients sneakily make their way into our food. It’s up to us, the consumer, to research what we eat and take a closer look at the labels. We’ve already identified the many places MSG is hiding in your food, but GMOs have an even stronger prevalence in what we eat.
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) refers to foods that have been modified to withstand heavy doses of pesticides, mainly glyphosate, or are engineered to contain a toxin that kills bugs when they feed on the crop. Currently, up to 93% of US corn crops were genetically modified and a staggeri..., and those aren’t the only genetically modified foods. With these biotech foods making their way into the majority of our food, it’s important to consider their safety.
Despite GMOs being in around 70% of the nation’s food, no testing has been done by the FDA to ensure their safety. However, independent testing has shown glyphosate to cause rapid tumor growth in lab rats. Glyphosate, which is the most common pesticide sprayed on GM crops and an additional 200 crops, has been linked to birth defects and intestinal discomfort, among other things. Glyphosate is now deemed to probably cause cancer by the World Heal...
The most common GMO crops are soy, cotton, canola, corn, sugar beets, H.... In addition to those crops, these 100 ingredients, usually indicate the presence of hidden GMOs unless the product is certified organic or Non-GMO project verified.
With so many potential places for hidden GMO ingredients, the easiest way to keep them off your plate is to look for the Non-GMO project verified label or the USDA Organic seal. Opting for organic has many benefits in addition to helping you and your famil..., such as avoiding synthetic pesticides that can still be sprayed on even non GMO crops.