Food brands that contain genetically modified ingredients


Do you want to know if the food you are eating contains genetically modified ingredients?  I was made aware of a great blog this week that stays on top of the the topic of GMO foods. They put out a brochure that lists foods that may contain GMO ingredients, and also list alternatives that do not. The big food companies do not want us to know that their food is GMO, because they know that many people won’t buy their food if the truth gets out, and because legally they are not obligated to tell us on the label, they simply keep it a secret.

As consumers we have a huge amount of power to determine what food is in the market place by what we buy. So, let’s stop this giant experiment on our health. The food companies have NOT obtained informed consent from the populace on this issue, and we are being experimented on without our knowledge because until now, we had no way of knowing which foods were GMO and which were not. The only way to be sure of avoiding genetically modified food was to buy organic. And there is enough research out there to be at least a little bit concerned for what may happen to our health by consuming GMO food, and to be very concerned about the impacts on the planet. Who knows if 50 years from now we will look back on the GMO experiment the same way we are now looking back at the spraying of Agent Orange / Agent Purple, and the effects on the Vietnam Vets, Canadians at CFB Gagetown and elsewhere, and others world wide, who did not know they were being exposed to cancer-causing chemicals at the time.

Click here for a Genetically-Modified Processed And Whole Foods List. For the fruits and vegetables you can tell by the produce number if in fact the item is GMO. If the number is 5 digits long and begins with the number 8, the product is GMO.

Related Tips
Genetically Modified Foods – Crossing the species barrier
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Garcia, Deborah Koons;The Future of Food DVD, Cinema Libre Studio, CA, 2005.

Companies and brand names for non-GE foods

The Centre for Food Safety: Pocket Shoppers Guide to Avoiding to GE Foods

Smith, Jeffery, Spilling the beans – seeds of deception Institute for Responsible Technology June 2007.

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Copyright 2007 Vreni Gurd

1 Comment

  1. Charles Trebes said,

    December 6, 2008 @ 9:31 pm

    The item, “Genetic Engineering: The secret ingredient. What supermarkets don’t want you to knowa flyer to pass out at your supermarket to encourage them to stop selling GMO foods.”, does not open in my pdf reader. The reader says it is not a pdf document or is a corrupted file.

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