Top 10 GMO Foods to Avoid

Top 10 GMO Foods to AvoidElizabeth Renter
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It’s important to note that steering clear from these foods completely may be difficult, and you should merely try finding other sources than your big chain grocer.

If produce is certified USDA-organic, it’s non-GMO (or supposed to be!) Also, seek out local farmers and booths at farmer’s markets where you can be ensured the crops aren’t GMO. Even better, if you are so inclined: Start organic gardening and grow them yourself.

Top 10 Worst GMO Foods for Your GMO Foods List1. Corn: This is a no-brainer. If you’ve watched any food documentary, you know corn is highly modified. “As many as half of all U.S. farms growing corn for Monsanto are using genetically modified corn,” and much of it is intended for human consumption. Monsanto’s GMO corn has been tied to numerous health issues, including weight gain and organ disruption.

2. Soy: Found in tofu, vegetarian products, soybean oil, soy flour, and numerous other products, soy is also modified to resist herbicides. As of now, biotech giant Monsanto still has a tight grasp on the soybean market, with approximately 90 percent of soy being genetically engineered to resist Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. In one single year, 2006, 96.7 million pounds of glyphosate was sprayed on soybeans alone

3. Sugar: According to NaturalNews, genetically-modified sugar beets were introduced to the U.S. market in 2009. Like others, they’ve been modified by Monsanto to resist herbicides. Monsanto has even had USDA and court-related issues with the planting of it’s sugarbeets, being ordered to remove seeds from the soil due to illegal approval.

4. Aspartame: Aspartame is a toxic additive used in numerous food products, and should be avoided for numerous reasons, including the fact that it is created with genetically modified bacteria.

5. Papayas: This one may come as a surprise to all of you tropical-fruit lovers. GMO papayas have been grown in Hawaii for consumption since 1999. Though they can’t be sold to countries in the European Union, they are welcome with open arms in the U.S. and Canada.

6. Canola: One of the most chemically altered foods in the U.S. diet, canola oil is obtained from rapeseed through a series of chemical actions.

7. Cotton: Found in cotton oil, cotton originating in India and China in particular has serious risks.

8. Dairy: Your dairy products contain growth hormones, with as many as one-fifth of all dairy cows in America are pumped with these hormones. In fact, Monasnto’s health-hazardous rBGH has been banned in 27 countries, but is still in most US cows. If you must drink milk, buy organic.

10. Zucchini and Yellow Squash: Closely related, these two squash varieties are modified to resist viruses.

The dangers of some of these foods are well-known. The Bt toxin being used in GMO corn, for example, was recently detected in the blood of pregnant women and their babies. But perhaps more frightening are the risks that are still unknown.

With little regulation and safety tests performed by the companies doing the genetic modifications themselves, we have no way of knowing for certain what risks these lab-created foods pose to us outside of what we already know.

The best advice: steer clear of them altogether.

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8 Responses to "Top 10 GMO Foods to Avoid"

  1. marco  July 29, 2012 at 5:20 am

    So basically these products are bad based on the assumption that something that is genetically modified is inherently bad. Nearly all fruits and vegetables we eat have been somehow “genetically modified” this doesn’t mean that they are bad for you, and without these modifications to our food supply people would go starving worldwide. It mentions that genetically modified corn may cause weight gain and organ disruptions? is that a joke? Any food on the planet could cause weight gain and organ disruptions, whether it’s organic or not. Also, it is mentioned that certain chemicals are sprayed on plants and that somehow makes it inherently bad. Provide some back-up research, H20 is a chemical compound as well. Just because something is a chemical compound or herbicide doesn’t mean it’s inherently unhealthy. “Glyphosate” is used on soybeans, cool? You provide no support as to why that might be unhealthy. Provide some scientific evidence to support your points, don’t just vaguely suggest that something may possibly be bad just because it is not naturally occuring. Basically this article starts with “we think these things are bad” and ends with “we don’t know why these things are bad and neither does anyone else, but we still think you shouldn’t eat them.” Farewell Trueactivist, I don’t know why I ever felt your “exposing [of] the truth” was credible.

  2. marco  July 30, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    PS, this whole article is plagiarized. Nice.

  3. A. Smyth  July 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Go ahead and eat to your hearts content then Marco.

  4. Dan  July 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Marco. Wake the hell up!!!

  5. David Allen  July 21, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I doubt “marco” is eating the stuff. Monsanto pays people to try to convince the “weak minded” to keep believing their lies.

  6. D  July 21, 2013 at 5:16 am

    I like how marco is the bad guy. dont reason hey. dont use that little brain of yours. just go right ahead and believe any little thing without even considering the legitimacy of the claim. Good on you marco, it’s good to see some people still have an inkling of rational critical thought

  7. razz  July 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    That doesn’t change the fact that our food is being genetically modified. Although hiding the warning label’s really will let the population issue solve itself, wont it. Have fun with that.


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