We purchase and consume unlabeled genetically modified or engineered foods daily. The more packaged foods you eat, the greater the chance of this. These foods pose a definite and serious health risk and even FDA scientists agree with that assessment. At least 22 countries have mandatory labeling laws for genetically engineered foods. Makes you wonder why the Unites States does not.
Numerous studies have revealed that genetically engineered foods can pose serious risks to humans, pets, wildlife and the environment. Experts suggest that the increase in food allergies and asthma is caused by this genetic manipulation of our foods. These foods are particularly dangerous for pregnant women and children. The number of low birth weight babies being born, cases of infertility, and infant mortality are all increasing at an alarming rate. Could this be the link? Environmentally it threatens certain species with extinction and has created “superweeds” much like antibiotic overuse has created “superbugs.”
What can we do about this? Eat organic or Beyond Organic foods whenever possible and keep packaged, processed foods to an absolute minimum. More than ever it’s critical to know where your food comes from.
If you would like a non-GMO shopping guide – send me an email at email@example.com and I’ll be happy to email one to you.
Do you agree that genetically engineered foods should be clearly labeled and we should have the information we need to make an informed choice for ourselves and our families? Or do you trust the FDA to make that choice for you?
If you would like to make your voice heard on this issue – you can do so here.
Absolutely we should be informed of GMO foods and when there are GMO products used in foods. It would probably be easier to label the ones without GMO products since sugar (sugar beets) is in just about everything.
Please send me the GMO shopping guide.
Have a Victorious Day!
You bet! Ever since I saw the movie King Corn and other documentaries, I really, really try to avoid corn, soy and canola products, period. We have some corn thins that say “non-GMO” from Australia that my daughter likes with sunbutter on them, but I’m hearing it’s getting harder and harder to keep the GMO pollination away from the non-GMO crops now.
Sad but true.
It makes me shutter to think of how much of our food is actually affected without knowing it. By all means it should be labeled. It is amazing that the U.S. does very little to ensure our safety in this area.
Yes!!!! I think they should be labeled.
I feel like food shopping for the unsuspecting person is soooo tricky. If you don’t know food or what ingredients mean you just buy what they tell you is “healthy.” And it’s not!!!
I would love that list Ann (the GMO foods – if you wouldn’t mind sending it to me)
I do not mind sending it at all – but unfortunately I won’t be able to until the computer guy comes and puts my files back on a brand new computer that I just bought. I HOPE it will be in the next day or two. I’ll make anote and definitely send it to you as soon as I have my computer set up.
I have to say that if the FDA is saying it is a health risk on the science side, and not requiring something to be done about it, then there is a serious breakdown of trust from those who have the power to do something.
I will add that if it as widespread as we might suspect genetically modified foods to be, then it may be easier to market the “clean” or “cleaner” foods as a way to help them have a marketing edge. Until the market speaks against this practice with their wallets, not much will change — unfortunately.
Thanks for sharing!