Questions about avoiding GMO’s in your diet?

Folks have been asking questions about healthy eating and how to avoid GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) in your diet. Here’s a simple tip to help you get started: Avoid packaged and processed foods containing these 4 main ingredients:

Corn, canola, Cottonseed, Soy. That’s 3 c’s and an “s”, to help you remember. There are others we can talk about later, if anyone expresses an interest. Just post your comments here. Glad to share what I know.

  • Rolf Law says:

    Ok Let’s talk about the others now. I want to know more

    • Jeanne Sable says:

      OK. Here are a few more GMO’s that are either already on the market or soon likely to be: Most papaya, some squashes, plums, potatoes, sugar from sugar beets, apples, alfalfa, salmon. Not all of these products will be GMO, but unless we succeed in demanding the labeling of GMO foods, you won’t be able to tell which ones are genetically engineered. Here’s one clue that might help: When shopping for any of these items, look for the small round or oval sticker with a four or five digit code on individual fruits or vegetables. (Sometimes this sticker will appear instead on just the crate or bin in which bulk items are displayed.) A five-digit number starting with “8″ means it’s GMO. A five-digit number starting with 9 means it is organic — that is, NOT genetically engineered, and grown WITHOUT chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides. A four-digit number indicates it is “conventionally” grown, meaning it’s not GMO, but most likely grown with the use of chemicals. I hope this helps!

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