Foods With Genetically Modified Organisms
Every childhood seems to have had some kid who, for the right price,
would eat some sort of disgusting multi-legged crawling abomination.
The words “If we give Johnny fifty cents, he’ll eat some sort of
disgusting multi-legged crawling abomination" would ignite a mad and
immediate scurry to test the contention. A collection would quickly
begin, and various small coin denominations would be added up until they
totaled fifty cents. Johnny would then gobble down some wiggling bit of
swamp life as young girls squealed in terror and young boys modeled
various shades of green.
So then, if we give Johnny fifty cents let’s see if he’ll eat GMOs.
But no, there will be no need for that. Johnny will not only eat the
stuff, but he will pay us for the privilege. He won’t be getting his
fifty cents this time around, but we can offer the risk for cancer and
myriad other problems.
If you would rather not be in Johnny’s shoes, then steer clear of
certain foods. After all, there are other ways to make a buck.
GMO Foods to Avoid
There is an absurd number of foods that contain GMOs and, given the
risk factors, keeping your distance is probably a good idea.
Let’s begin by passing on canned soups. Campbell’s tomato soup lists high fructose syrup as one of the ingredients. The Non-GMO Project maintains that about 88% of the corn planted in the United States is GMO. Another of the company's products,
Cream of Mushroom soup, specifically states that the oil in the product
does not come from corn but from cottonseed, canola, and soybeans. The
Non-GMO Project says that in America 90% of cottonseed, 90% of rapeseed,
and 94% of soybeans are GMO’s.
Frozen foods often contain high fructose corn syrup as a sweetener, but
if HFCS is not among the ingredients then non-cane sugar likely will be. Sugar
beets are half of all consumable sugar in the United States and the
Non-GMO Project contends that 95% of sugar beets contain genetically
Because GMOs have something for everybody. Let’s not forget the kids,
specifically infants. Eighty-eight percent of the corn that is fed to
cows contains GMOs. These organisms make their way through channels and
eventually end up in the milk that we give to infants.
Soy products often turn up in baby foods, as well, and the Non-GMO
Project tells us that 94% of all soy is GMO.
Tofu is a favorite among health enthusiasts because it is high in
protein. Unfortunately, the main ingredient in tofu is soy milk.
Ninety-five percent of soybeans from America are GMO.
Carbonated soft drinks are full of sugar, sugar, sugar. Soda is the
fourth most popular drink in the United States and are swimming in high
fructose corn syrup. This pretty much guarantees the presence of GMOs.
Cereal is yet another concern. For example, Honey Nut Cheerios has sugar and
corn starch listed as two of the top three ingredients. Both of them are
likely to contain GMOs.
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