Genetically modified foods have been slipping their way into our grocery stores for some time. Most people, when given the choice, choose non-GMO foods over their genetically modified counterparts. Why? I guess we inherently understand that fooling with mother nature is a bad idea, or we have been following this movement and have grown wary by its use of deceptive practices to get us to embrace these laboratory made “foods “.
In Europe, where they not only eat healthier but their food quality is much better than ours, they successfully banned GMOs a decade ago. Did the government step in? No. Quite the contrary this was a consumer driven movement. Articles, such as this one, were written, education was offered and the result was that all major food companies willing stopped utilizing GMO ingredients in their food due to the public’s outrage over them.
What would it take to accomplish that feat here in the US? Surprisingly, not that much. If just 5% of US shoppers supported this movement, we could tip the scales to alert US companies that we mean business!
Organic is best but if you can’t buy organic at least opt for non-GMO. Many natural food grocery stores are becoming involved with this movement as well. Whole Foods promises that their personal brand is completely non-GMO and the rest of their offerings are clearly marked so that there will be no confusion.
Jeffrey Smith is founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology and he is helping to lead this movement. If you go to: www.nongmochoppingguide.com you can get a Free shopping guide to help steer you in the right direction.
Mr. Smith is interviewed at this site if you’d like some more information:
I believe that GMO foods are one of the factors causing inflammation and a leaky gut and therefore they should be avoided at all costs. Nature is rather magnificent in what she has created. Science is an unwelcome intruder when it comes to engineering our food. Let’s keep it natural and enjoy better health!
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.