People often ask me if it’s really necessary to buy organic.
Not all foods are problematic. You can refer to the Environmental Working Group’s shopping Guide to Pesticides in foods to see the worst offenders- https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/#.WlZjLJJdC-g
Unfortunately, this list doesn’t tell you if the produce is grown from genetically engineered seeds. Read the rest of this article to learn why that is a problem and then please consider doing the10- Day Transformation to cleanse your body from the unavoidable damage caused by our present food supply.
The claim that GE foods are the same as conventional foods, and therefore inherently safe, falls flat when you consider GE crops are designed to be different.
For example, “Roundup Ready” crops are engineered to withstand the herbicide Roundup, which would normally threaten the survival of the crop if sprayed too liberally.
With the advent of Roundup Ready crops, use of glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) has significantly risen, with about 1 billion pounds sprayed on crops every year.
Glyphosate’s toxicity is well established, with adverse health effects ranging from birth defects to endocrine dysfunction to cancer. In spite of knowing this, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) admits foods are not tested for glyphosate residues because the cost of testing is too high.
What about the price we are paying for not testing?
GE crops are much more heavily contaminated with glyphosate than conventional crops by nature of their very design. Glyphosate was recently classified as a Class 2A “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a division of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Most European countries have banned GMOs.
What can you do?
You can decide to avoid all GE crops by boycotting contaminated foods but it might not be as easy as you think. Many foods labeled “natural” are not really natural at all. Big corporations have swallowed up “Mom and Pop” companies that started out on the right foot but are now operated by corporations that have little concern for food quality.
Here are a few mergers you may find interesting:
- Burt’s Bees was bought by Clorox
- Krave Jerky was sold to Hershey
- Naked Juice was purchased by Pepsi
- Odwalla now belongs to Coca-Cola
- Applegate Farms sold out to Hormel
- Kellogg owns Kashi, Bear Naked, and Gardenburger.
Products like these that are labeled “natural” aren’t necessarily organic, so if you’re avoiding GMOs, beware!
The simple truth is most American processed food contains GM ingredients from crops grown with engineered seeds.
A massive number of American products utilize corn or soy as crucial ingredients. (Just about all conventional U.S. corn and soybeans are genetically engineered.) One example is high fructose corn syrup. Anyone who checks labels for high-fructose corn syrup has noticed how frequently that ingredient substitutes for cane sugar.
Consumers’ best way to avoid this problem is to buy organic, which by definition excludes genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
Whole Foods Market is a safe place for GMO skeptics to shop, since so many of its products are in fact organic, and many of its suppliers have voluntarily certified and clearly labeled their products as GMO-free. In fact, Whole Foods recently announced that it will require all of its suppliers to label products containing GMOs by 2018.
Yes, buying organic or shopping at Whole Foods will cost a little more at the register but who would you rather pay- the farmer or the pharmacy? You really only have 2 choices.
In this country, we are paying a very high cost for cheap food.
Unless you are buying and preparing all the food you eat, it’s likely you have been eating pesticides and herbicides along with genetically engineered food.
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