Avoid Genetically Modified Foods

In December, 2010 Dr. Mehmet Oz did a segment on the Dr. Oz Show about genetically modified foods. The subject of GMO foods or “Genetically Modified Organisms” is an important topic for the everyday person to understand because GMO ingredients are used in most processed foods.

Much of the corn, soy and canola grown in the United States is genetically modified. These three crops are used in many derivative ingredients such as HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) a sweetener found in “processed foods and beverages, including breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soups and condiments” (source: Wikipedia). Ingredients made from the soybean is also widely used – soy oil, textured vegetable protein, animal feed, etc. Canola oil is a major ingredient in the food industry.


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GMOs Are Unnatural

GMOs are not bred by natural means. Natural means of breeding, like cross-breeding, has been the only way to create new plant varieties until recently and has always involved organisms of the same species. GMOs, on the other hand, are made in the lab and is not limited to organisms within the same species. GMO foods are created by unnatural processes. Despite their wide distribution and consumption – mostly by an unsuspecting public – there have been no studies that track the long term effects on humans. GMO foods have been given a pass from the authorities here in the U.S. without sufficient study as to the possible health effects they may have on the human body or to possible genetic effects in the environment.

Avoid GMO Foods

When you shop for your food, be careful and read all the labels. Currently, there are no regulations that require food producers to label food products that contain GMOs. Any product containing corn, soy or canola food products (such as high fructose corn syrup, corn oil, soy oil or canola oil) can be considered to be genetically modified if they are not organic. The easiest way to avoid them is to buy organic foods. According to the USDA, they certify that organic foods are completely natural and are not permitted to be bio-engineered in any manner.

Consuming GMO Foods May Cause Obesity

Now there is even concern that GMO foods may be the cause of the obesity epidemic in America. In a video at the naturalnews.tv website, a solid argument is put forth that obesity in America may have actually been caused by GMO foods because obesity has been on the rise ever since GMO foods were first introduced into the American food supply in the mid 1990s. You can view the video at the naturalnews.tv website and judge for yourself.

Become Knowledgeable

At any rate, take the time to learn about GMO foods and make sure you are buying good, healthy, natural food – in as natural a state as you can manage. It is true that people lead very busy lives and it can sometimes be a struggle to buy healthy food and prepare it properly. But a lot is at stake. Your health is important and it is important to know about these things for you to stay strong and healthy.

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