I like knowing what’s in my food. That when I read ‘potato’, all I’m getting is … well… potato! Unfortunately, if it isn’t an organically grown potato, I may be getting more than just a spud! I may be getting genetic material from a fish or a frog or some other foreign organism. I just want a potato.
Okay, so I only buy organic potatoes (actually I have pounds of them from my garden), but what about products that contain several ingredients, including GMO potatoes, or GMO soy, or GMO corn? Especially the ones that aren’t emblazoned with “This product contains genetic material from another species.” I could make the choice to avoid these packaged, processed products or I could stick to ones that have an organic, non gmo stamp.
But what about the products you wouldn’t in a million years consider tainted? Infant formula and baby food for example! That’s right. Soy is the second most genetically modified organism sold today, and is often the base of many infant formulas. Milk, another basic ingredient, is often from cows injected with rbGH and corn, the biggest genetically modified experiment of them all, may be added in the form of corn syrup or corn solids. Argh!
Here’s the infant formulas to avoid: Beech-Nut, Enfamil, Good Start, Nestle, Similac/Isomil. Check out www.nongmoshoppingguide.com for more info on avoiding GMO foods. Let me know what you think! Are you avoiding GMO foods? Do you think they are a good thing or a bad thing?
Point of interest: Powell River is designated a GMO free zone! No GMO seeds are allowed!