Since the US government isn’t requiring the producers of GMO products to label their products as GMO products, thereby informing the consumers and giving all of you the information you might need to make the right choices, some people or groups have made it their personal quest to help you to avoid and identify GMO foods.
Visit the http://nongmoshoppingguide.com. The website provides you with -- what else? – a virtual non GMO shopping guide. So if you want to protect yourself from genetically modified organisms but don’t know the GMO foods, this guide will help you know which ones are GE food and which aren’t.
At the get-go the straightforward looking website immediately gives you four tips on how to avoid GMOs:
1). Buy Organic – This is a good simple tip since certified organic products do not contain any GMO ingredients.
2). Support the Non-GMO Project – Buy only products with the “Non-GMO Project” seals. The project is a non-profit organization that was created to give consumers a choice.
3). Avoid Risky Ingredients - Corn, soybean, canola and cottonseed, are all risky ingredients. If GMO products aren’t required to be labeled, so are products that end up using GMO ingredients like the ones mentioned previously.
4). Follow the Shopping Guide – Of course. Why wouldn’t the website plug their shopping guide? They are after all, the Non-GMO Shopping Guide and it would be wrong of them if the didn’t have a shopping guide that you can download, print and take along with you wherever you go.
Learn About The Risks Of Genetic Engineering In Food. The Life You Save May Be Your Own
One way or another, anything unnatural will always have an ill-effect, whether long term or short term. The same goes for anything that is genetically engineered or modified (tampered?), there will always be risks. That’s why it is advisable to read about genetic engineering in food; after all, the life that you keep safe will be your own.
For example, dairy cows that are injected with rBGH produce milk that contains traces of the man-made rBGH, pus, and the insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1). These substances, however, aren’t destroyed during the pasteurization process and might end up being consumed by milk drinkers. These pose different health dangers to the milk drinkers, especially IGF-1, which is linked to a number of cancer cases.
Correctly Identify GMO Free Vegetables
There are still very few genetically modified fruits and vegetables that are planted and grown in the US. The only popular genetically modified fruit is the papaya from Hawaii. However, there is no proof that there won’t be more to come. Knowing how to identify
GMO free vegetables this early on will help you choose correctly now and in the future.
And while this guide will give you a head-start, it is still good to know these simple tips:
1). Give the manufacturer a call. If you have doubts regarding whether a particular product or item is GMO-free, why don’t you give the manufacturer a call and ask their representative.
2). Ask the manager. If you’re buying at the supermarket or grocery store, you can also ask the manager which products might be GMO and then steer clear of these.
3). Demand Non-GMO. If the consumers demand more non-GMO and don’t let up, there won’t be much use for GMO products in the future.