You’ll be surprised about what is (and isn’t yet) genetically modified

GMO (no)An article in yesterday’s Mother Jones ezine about the food we eat and what really is and isn’t genetically modified brought a few surprises. It makes for interesting reading. As a consumer, it’s more critical than ever to stay informed.

For example, did you know that 77 percent of the papayas grown in Hawaii is genetically engineered (GE)? I had no idea before reading about it.  There are more stunning facts you’ll want to know about in the article, including a possible GE rice in the offing.

Until our government leaders get behind mandatory food labeling – and a NY Times poll now shoes that approximately 93 percent of Americans are behind having this done – we’ll just have to stay on top of the latest research and stay educated.


That “natural” cereal comes with unwelcome extras

Kashi cereals, like many major brands, have switched from organic to GMO ingredients

Business is business and corporations are in it for the big bucks. Creating healthy food products is a popular idea but weighed against high profits and cost margins, consumer seem to be on the short end of the stick.

Such is the case with a large number of our favorite breakfast cereals – and that includes those old faithfuls that many of us have counted on to be organic for years.

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Speak up about Genetically Modified (GMO) Food

The United States is the top producer of genetically-modifed food crops in the world

The United States is behind the rest of much of the world.

Not in everything, to be sure, but in enough of the things that matter – green innovation and environmental regulations to name a few. There is one other critical category where  we’re behind the curve – food labeling for genetically-modified (GMO) food products.

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