Anyone wonder if this could be SOME of the cause of rising health issues in our children? Why is it that now there are so many cases of allergies, food sensitivities, eczema, asthma, diabetes? When did we reach such an epidemic and why?
I already knew that corn and soy were HUGE no-nos! Essentially you can not purchase any soy in the US that has not been GMO'd (better be checking the labels of your products!) This is something you do not want to consume. Corn the other big filler that they stick in so many foods! That is also mostly GMO'd. You can find some organic corn that has not been GMO'd but buyer beware. Corn is also in nearly everything! It is SOOOOOOO important to READ THE LABELS in everything you buy.
Personally i would not purchase anything that has soy or corn in it. (unless you are assured that the corn comes from an organic source) But then they put it into nearly everything so what do you do?? You have to make a lot of foods from scratch.
I also just recently found out that zuchinni and yellow squash are often GMO'd as well. Guess it is time to start GROWING my own zuchinni and squash. I do like to have these occasionally and was goign to try to play along with some zuchinni I was recently given to see if i could come up with a recipe for some zuchinni breakfast muffins. (If i come up with one, I WILL post the recipe! )
And beet sugar? sigh. Organic is supposed to be safe, but am still looking for an alternative to this sugar. I do not use sugar very often usually only for my kombucha but would like to make sure I am using absolutely pure stuff. I normally use raw honey for a sweetener.
On a side note but still related, I also found out today that larabars, cascadian farm, Silk and Nature Valley are all opposing the labeling of GMO on products. I will no longer be purchasing any items from these companies. This goes to show it is important to research a company before you support it, see what they are doing behind the scenes. Do you agree with them? In addition to label reading!!! Know your food!
The best idea is really to have your own garden. Then you know your food. You know what you did with it, and where it came from. This may not of course be a viable option for all people so next best buy organic (as much as you humanly can) and/or go to farmers markets. Talk with the farmers find out what they do and how they raise their food. Then you know the source. Local is best for the environment also as you are not having all teh shipping of the produce causing wear and tear on the earth AND it will be more fresh.
It is sad that they have trashed and continue to trash our food supply so badly! Again you show your support with your money what is OK. Do you want to be able to have access to real non altered foo