1.24.2010

homework:

peek at this list before your next shopping trip. it sets my mind at ease against the frustrating expense of buying organic. genetically modified food is just not something i want to mess with--especially when it comes to my kids. and to see that the nations #1 formula company is listed on the "may contain gmo's" list is, quite frankly, a pretty gross discovery.

so, check the link above.

have another minute? read this tidbit from an article on the huffington post:

"Beware the SCCC. No, it's not some new government agency (though maybe it should be). That stands for soy, cotton, canola, and corn, which are among the most common GMO crops. The statistics are startling: 91 percent of soy, 87 percent of cotton, 75 percent of canola, and 73 percent of corn crops grown in the US are GMO, according to the USDA. So unless the label specifically says organic, you can pretty much bet that any food or product you buy that contains any of the big four have been genetically changed. We're not just talking tofu and tortilla chips, either: It's the sheets on your bed, those potato chips fried in cottonseed oil, and the aspartame in your Diet Coke (made using a fermentation process that involves soy and corn)."

have yet another minute? click here to read information and help oppose lifting a ban on genetically modified "roundup ready" alfalfa. the form takes less than a minute to fill out. and it's for an cause if you care about preserving the integrity of organic foods. alfalfa is pollinated by bees, which means that if the ban is lifted and genetically modified alfalfa becomes legal, bees will spread gmo's to everything that they pollinate--including plants otherwise considered organic.

if only people knew this stuff. pass it on.

3 comments:

Jodie said...

Thank you for posting this. You are right, if only people knew. Also thought I would share something I found this weekend http://www.truthinlabeling.org/II.WhereIsMSG.html

kellenberger89 said...

Erin,

New documentry to see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5O5Edm_7MJg

Allison

Cristin said...

I just found your blog and I wanted to say thank you. I was not even aware of all the "junk" in foods that you would think are healthy and safe. I watched the Food Inc. documentary today on Oprah and it opened my eyes to a whole new world, and lifestyle. Again, thank you for your blog, I am learning a lot.