On my commute home, in an effort to avoid my vocal commentary of some people’s lack of common sense, I began thinking about how do we avoid eating GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms)? Honestly, I was trying to figure out just how do I know that I’m eating GMO’s. When I got home (and less stressed because I did not provide my usual sarcastic “vocal commentary” of traffic) I googled (love this new verb!!) the subject.
Well, the best article I found was provided by Consumer Reports (here’s the link: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2014/10/where-gmos-hide-in-your-food/index.htm ) and it is very interesting or shocking to a neophyte like myself. I mean – what the heck?! This game of “we don’t have enough research available to determine if GMO’s are harmful” but “let’s sell it to people anyway” really is shameful on the part of government and business. There should be an honest effort by the companies feeding GMO’s to find out what they are shoving down our guts.
Okay, so on with the article…….. Consumer Reports did tests on over 80 processed foods that contained corn or soy. Why corn or soy? Well that because these are the two most widely used ingredients in a variety of foods: Kellogg’s, General Mills, Doritos……. Oh Doritos……why?!? And oh, baby formulas as well: Enfamil, Similac, Gerber. But what I didn’t know was that if something is labeled “Natural” doesn’t mean “Natural” because there are no standards on what that means! So in a nut shell (is it truly a nut or was it’s poppa a potato?) we just don’t really know what we are ingesting unless we grow it ourselves.