In my distant past, I may have posted once or twice about GMO foods. I really try to avoid them. There is no research that says they are different under the microscope or to the naked eye.
It’s the concept to why they are modified. The excuse is a moving target sometimes. At first it was to ward off pests, by the plant producing it’s own defenses. The Monarch Butterfly would thank them but it can’t where Bt corn is grown.
Then it was to reduce the competition from weeds and the extra time it takes Mega farms to cultivate fields. Now we spray a protein binding general herbicide. The protein can be animal or vegetable and changes under the right conditions (digestion possibly).
But what… we use the same herbicide to dry grains to quicken the time between harvest and sale!
Let’s forget they interbreed with ‘normal’ varieties altering them to carry the modified genetic materials. Don’t worry the production is reduced in the real world. So why do we do this…..?
I digress. According to Center for Food Safety, 92% of US corn has genetically-engineered origin, 94% soybeans and cotton are as well. Cottonseed oil is a cheap oil used in mass produced food. Transgenic wheat is a mystery. It doesn’t exist but traces are found in our food. Rice is 60 to 70% modified in our foods. Most of these many represent the grains as mixed as an ingredient not always whole grain.
I actually look at boxes. Most people want to tell you what’s in there stuff. The largest food corporations in the US fought mandatory labelling. Imagine finding it your Coke is GMO! (High fructose corn syrup, yep)
But here’s where I started off. My Fancy Uncle Ben’s Rice …. GMO. Regular Uncle Ben’s rice is not! You can’t just assume everything is the same. Those tiny words at the bottom of the side, watching below nutritional data, ingredients, is partially produced with genetic engineering
Most famous post ever is here about GMO potato chips
Genetically Engineered Chips?! – http://wp.me/p5WPVY-1re
I’m trying to have a BLT sandwich. My bacon and lettuce are fine but…. There’s this green thing inside the tomato. This is a seed sprouting inside. It’s one of four that I find.
Now if I wanted to grow them. I would have to dry them and chill them for a month. But these came from the store. Anyone with an idea?! This isn’t supposed to happen.
Just to be clear. I’m using the “Soapbox” image for a reason.
The US Senate decided you don’t know to know if your food contains plants of Genetic Modified nature. I hope your sitting down for this…. Corporations are spending crazy money to make sure they keep their Senators and the public message is everything is fine. If it was fine, why spend millions to keep GMO off all labels?
So, if you eat anything with corn or soybeans as an ingredient…yyup are eating GMO’s. Don’t matter there are identical to natural plants right? Would you put Roundup on a salad as dressing? Dip your nachos in a salsa or cheese with a touch of Roundup? Well, you already are if it’s a name brand. Of course, they need to tell you if there a a few parts per million of yellow food dye. But that’s lower than what the USA claims is safe for pesticide exposure to humans.
The food sourcing is terrible. We can’t even trust organic to be GMO free. There are strict rules on Organic and how they are produced. Organic milk from a cow that eats GMO wheat is on your grocery shelf all ready.
Ok what to do? Well, I have take a new approach on the petition front. I’ll sign them and hope for something back. My little contributions may not be much but these fine people at Coke are spending money to suppress your right to know. Their products have high fructose corn syrup and if that sugar comes from sugarbeets (mostly does due to cost), they are feed you GMO’s with our friend Roundup. If you would like to come along for the ride. Below is link to tell Coca-Cola to stop fund the suppression of our right to know. Really guys they are safe, so what’s the harm of knowing they are there? 😉
In an effort to make sure you don’t know what’s in your food, the FDA has decided not to test food for Roundup’s active ingredient. But what it gets better…
Ever wonder if giving up taste is worth it? Maybe not. I’m going to celebrate with a big slice of extra cheddar.
If you are able to remember a Story call Soylent Green, you’ll appreciate this. Those who may have missed the story, when you died you would be recycled to be used to….. Help the next generation thrive! Ok. You were old you were worthless and turned into something like ricecakes. And the movie has a theme based upon finding this out. It’s actually a good movie. I digress.
So we come into the world where the seed companies say we can alter a plant to make it better for production by eliminating weeds. Basically, weed killer doesn’t kill the corn or soy. Just the weeds. The weed killer bonds on to proteins. You eat the weed killer bound to the GMO corn or soy because it bound to the plant protein. They are resistant to the weed killer but still take it in! It’s safe, the manufacture bought congress to say so…. Oops! They claim it’s safe even though it binds to your proteins inside your digestive tract.
So the company called Soylent. They as shown above say they are perfectly safe. As truly stated humans have been messing with our crops for a long time . Radiation and selective breeding have lead to new varieties. After a hundred years, nothing extratrodinary has come of it. But so far we have a recall in the release of Soylent 2.0, because of gastrointestinal issues. Where do toxins rest in your body first? The fats are second. Please go to the Soylent website to see their side. It’s safe trust them.
Sorry, I’ll stick to plants that require human labor and won’t leave toxins in my muscles.
We all know farmers have Crop protections that prevent the family farm from going belly up due to a bad year. But when the family farm became corporate factory farms, we need the subsidies even more. Dear God think of your 401k!