Are You Eating Genetically Modified Foods?

Are You Eating Genetically Modified Foods? | Health Freedom Alliance.

Are You Eating Genetically Modified Foods?

Submitted by Brooke Addison on December 19, 2011 – 12:36 pm

It is estimated that about 75 percent of processed foods sold in the U.S. contain at least some genetically modified food ingredients. Unlike many other countries, there is no law in the U.S. requiring the labeling of foods that contain GM ingredients.  ~ Health Freedoms

Most of us don’t know it, but many of the foods we eat today have been genetically altered. Seventy percent of processed food in grocery stores contains some amount of genetically engineered components, according to the Council for Responsible Genetics, a nonprofit in Cambridge, Massachusetts that fosters debate on biotechnology.

The list includes some all-American favorites such as Kellogg’s and General Mills cereals, Heinz ketchup, Carnation chocolate milk, Coca-Cola, and Beech-Nut baby food. And it’s not just packaged foods: Thirty-four percent of the corn we eat, 75 percent of soy products, and 15 percent of canola oil has been genetically altered in some way.

Many American organizations have already raised concerns about genetically modified (GM) foods, defined as those in which “foreign” genes–ones not naturally found in the plant–are introduced. The Council for Responsible Genetics, Greenpeace, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Center for Food Safety, and Consumers Union have all demanded more research and caution. But the debate intensified when Britain’s Institute of Science in Society launched its own rebellion and convened an independent panel of scientists to rule on the subject. In May, the group issued a report called The Case for a GM-Free Sustainable World.

The conclusion? Genetically modified crops may pose unacceptable risks to health and the environment. “We are told there is no scientific evidence that GM is harmful,” the panel noted. “But is it safe? That is the question we should ask.” (Read Full Article)


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  1. March 5, 2012 at 4:51 am

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