“Sticky fruit labels don’t only exist to annoy us, leave glue on our apples and end up on the bottoms of our shoes. They serve a useful function as well, like telling us if they’re conventional food, real food, or frankenfood.
So maybe you don’t care about where your fruit comes from. That’s fine. But I can tell you that lots of big corporations and lawyers and stockholders and accountants and bankers and politicians would prefer if you didn’t ask.“
We can only advice you: Prefer buying fresh local produce or in the farmer’s market, usually they sell fruits and vegs without a sticker or even better, grow your own food 🙂 That way you can also skip the litter that these stickers are part of.
Did you know that GMO (genetically modified organisms) ingredients are found in 80% of packed foods in US? This infographic explains environmental concerns and potential health risks around GMOs, and gives some info on MSG and food labeling as well.
Why are GMOs bad? They aren’t. They just aren’t, not intrinsically, and certainly not for your health. We’ve been eating them for decades with no ill effects, which makes sense, because a genetically modified organism is simply an organism, like every other organism, produces hundreds of thousands of proteins, but one or two of them are proteins that were chosen specifically by humans.
Knowledge is Power. Please share this Infographic:
<a href="http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/sites/default/files/media/Global/WFM_GMO_Infographic_2.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="wp-image-2071 size-full" title="How To Eat If You’re Avoiding GMOs [Infographic] | ecogreenlove" src="https://ecogreenlove.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/wfm_gmo_infographic_2.png" alt="How To Eat If You’re Avoiding GMOs [Infographic] | ecogreenlove" width="699" height="2550" /></a> Infographic by <a href="http://wholefoodsmarket.com/gmo" target="_blank">Whole Foods</a>
11 Ways To Shop if Avoiding GMOs
Look for the Non-GMO Project Verified seal
Third-party verification that a product is made without the intentional use of GMO ingredients.
Choose 365 Everyday Value® brand Food Products All plant-derived ingredients in food products are sourced to avoid GMOs. (Note: If a product has meat, eggs or dairy ingredients, they could be from animals that were given GMO feed — unless the product is organic or Non-GMO Project Verified.)
Be Informed Currently, these are the only US crops grown commercially from GMO seed: alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, Hawaiian papaya, soy, sugar beets, yellow summer “crook-neck” squash and zucchini.
Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Most fresh produce is non-GMO; sweet corn, Hawaiian papaya, edamame, zucchini and yellow summer squash are the only produce items currently grown commercially from GMO seed*. We are working to provide verified non-GMO versions of these in our produce departments.
Consider the Additives The five most prevalent GMO crops of corn, canola, soy, cotton and sugar beets end up as additives in all kinds of packaged foods as corn syrup, oil, sugar, flavoring agents, thickeners and other additives. Over 70% of packaged food products in North America contain GMOs. Choose organic or Non-GMO Project Verified.
Check the Source on Meat, Eggs and Dairy Milk, cheese, eggs, beef, chicken and pork could all be from animals that were fed GMO feed. Choose organic or Non-GMO Project Verified.
Go Wild Some farmed fish eat GMO feed. Choose wild-caught seafood or farmed oysters, mussels and clams (they aren’t given supplemental feed).
Feel Good About Frozen Most frozen fruits and vegetables are non-GMO. Frozen fruits and vegetables without additives are good non-GMO choices unless from one of these five high-risk crops: sweet corn, Hawaiian papaya, edamame, zucchini and yellow summer squash. Choose organic or Non-GMO Project Verified for those five.
Go for Dry Grains, Beans, Nuts and Seeds As long as you avoid corn and soy, choosing dry beans, grains, nuts and seeds is a great way to go non-GMO.
Drink Responsibly All wine and beer labeled either “organic” or “made with organic” or “Non-GMO Project Verified” must use non-GMO yeast. Wine grapes and the grains used to make beer are not typically GMO.
*Some GMO versions of apples and other crops are being tested but are not currently approved to be planted for commercial production. GMO versions of tomatoes and potatoes have been approved for planting, but are not currently in commercial production.
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