I just read this scary post about GMO, and that made me want to bring up genetically modified or engineered food.
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For example, did you know that about 75 percent of processed foods sold in the U.S. contain at least some genetically modified food ingredients? Why?!
There is no law in the U.S. requiring the labeling of foods that contain GM ingredients. The best way to avoid GMO products is by buying unprocessed, 100% certified organic LOCAL WHOLE FOODS.
Here are some ways to avoid genetically modified foods:
Read the PLU labels:
- If the five digit PLU number starts with “8,” the food is either genetically modified or genetically engineered.
- If the five digit PLU number starts with “9,” it’s organic.
- 100% certified organic is by law never genetically modified.
I don’t know about you, but knowing that 75 percent of the food I see here in the U.S. is in some way genetically altered makes me look at it completely different. All of a sudden it is much easier to say no to many things I previously ate, like frozen dinners, and I’m buying even more organic food for my family.