Monday, September 10, 2012

Top 10 GMO Foods

Until the U.S. gets it act together and starts mandatory labeling of GMOs as millions of Americans want, we are left to fend for ourselves.

GMOs are genetically modified organisms or simply put, plants and seeds created in laboratories. Frankenfood if you will.  Jury is still out if these foods are safe or not, but personally, I don't want to be a guinea pig.

So what's a girl to do?
  1. Alfalfa
  2. Corn
  3. Soybeans/Soy
  4. Canola
  5. Cottonseed
  6. Sugar Beets
  7. Hawaiian Papaya
  8. Some Zucchini & Yellow Squash
  9. Dairy (cows are injected with GM Bovine Growth Hormone to increase milk production)
  10. Meat/Farmed Fish (commonly fed GM foods)

On a side note, you may be shocked to learn that some of your beloved organic brands are lobbying to prevent GMO labeling:
  1. Naked Juice -- owned by PepsiCo
  2. Honest Tea, Odwalla, and Simply Orange -- owned by Coca-Cola
  3. Alexia and Lightlife -- owned by ConAgra
  4. Kashi, Gardenburger, and Morningstar Farms -- owned by Kellogg
  5. Silk -- owned by Dean Foods
  6. R. W. Knudsen and Santa Cruz Organics -- owned by Smucker's
  7. Cascadian Farm, Larabar, and Muir Glen -- owned by General Mills

Do not fret, there are still a few good guys left, fighting on our behalf: Nature's Path, Dr. Bronner's, Nutiva, Lundberg Rice, Organic Valley, Amy's, Eden Foods, as well as

For the full & very eye opening story, check out Seven Corporations Lobbying Against GMO Labeling.

Just Say No GMO!

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