The next time you’re at the supermarket, you can use The True Food Shopping Guide to decipher which foods contain genetically engineered ingredients and which do not.
The True Food Network, the grassroots network of the Center for Food Safety, compiled this essential list.
You can browse through the online guide according to food category; there are 20 in all, including:
The True Food Network was established in 2000 to stop genetic engineering of food and farm crops, and to create a socially just, democratic, and sustainable food system. They have 40,000 members.
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You may be surprised to learn that you have a 75 percent chance of picking a food with genetically modified (GM) ingredients when you’re at the supermarket. This is because at least seven out of every 10 items have been genetically modified.
In fact, the United States leads the world in GM crop acreage with 123 million acres in all (that’s close to one-third of the agricultural land in the United States planted with gene-altered crops).
And the blight of genetically engineered crops across the globe continues to grow. Worldwide, there are at least 222 million acres planted with GM crops, and the number keeps rising.
Although the major food giants are carrying on with their claim that GM foods are no different from conventionally grown varieties, the research begs to differ.
Here is just a sampling of the unsavory findings associated with GM foods:
Aside from the potential risks to your health, genetic modification known as “terminator technology” is now being used to create, you guessed it, seeds that “self-destruct.” In other words, the seeds (and the forthcoming crops) are sterile, which means farmers must buy them again each year (as opposed to using the seeds from their harvest to replant the following year, which is the traditional way).
This, of course, means bigger profits for the food companies that are patenting GM seeds, and more money shelled out from farmers. Worse still, this practice could actually threaten the entire food supply because the sterile seeds may spread to nearby fields.
There is an incredibly important documentary on this topic that I urge you to watch yourself and then pass on to ALL of your friends and family. This should be required viewing for everyone that is living in the 21st century. It will open your eyes to the dangers of GM foods and do it in a way that is very easy to learn. It is one of the most important videos I have ever viewed.
Again, you simply MUST watch this video!!
It’s called The Future of Food. This documentary will help you understand the very real threat that ALL future generations face as a result of genetic engineering.
You may also be interested to know that I am actually working strategically with Jeffery Smith, the leader of the anti-GM movement in the United States, to facilitate the end of GM foods in the U.S. within the next two years.
This shopping guide is an excellent start, as you can print it out and take it with you to the store so you can avoid GM foods like the plague.
Along with using The True Food Shopping Guide, you can also follow these tips to avoid GM ingredients:
Make no mistake, GMO crops are not modified to be more nutritious or to have more benefits for humans in any way. They are modified to increase profits by producing more bulk and/or faster growth AND to minimize losses by having high tolerances to heavy and frequent applications of herbicides and pesticides.
One slight problem: those GMO crops absorb the pesticides and the land they are grown in, along with the air and water, get an ever increasing load of herbicides and pesticides (some pestcides have half lives of up to 150 years). Meanwhile, our bodies and immune systems remain essentially the same as they have for 20,000 years and increased amounts of such dangerous chemicals in our food and our environment just poisons us that much more than we already are.
My advice: for the sake of you and your family, download the GMO food guide, watch the video with friends and family, stand up and voice your concerns (if not outrage), and be sure to use the GMO food guide to "Just say NO to GMO".
Thinking I was too busy, this is the first year I have not had a garden. I cannot tell you how sorry I am I made the wrong decision. Got to set my priorities in place.
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Keep in mind that you still have to watch out for thinks like sugar, soy, canola, msg, trans fats and all the rest of the usual list of suspects - but yes, it is a very useful guide.
I liked it so much that I put it on the new website.