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Avoiding Hidden Sources of GMO’s

484603274_42895e0691_qWalking into any supermarket, you are surrounded by an abundance of food that appeals to any craving imaginable.  Thus, choosing healthy food options can be a daunting task.  Furthermore, choosing foods that also don’t contain chemicals, pesticides or other toxins can also result in uncertainty.  Shopping around, consumers are now more likely to see the term “Non-GMO”.  So what are GMO’s?  GMO’s stand for Genetically Modified Organisms, meaning that a lot of the food found in stores are chemically manufactured.  What people do not know is how detrimental it can be to consume products that are made with GMO.  A lot of these chemically manufactured foods and ingredients are created in labs and are then packaged to be sold to consumers.  Therefore, it is important for people to be aware and learn which top foods tend to be GMO and to avoid them at all costs.  Furthermore, to protect oneself from ingesting these food items, one must look for the seal that says “NON-GMO” on the front of the package.

Listed below are 9 sources where GMO is hidden so it is vital that consumers read all ingredients to ensure that it is not consumed.  These 9 sources include:

  1. Fruit Juice
  2. Chewing Gum
  3. Canned Fish
  4. Bread
  5. Homemade Baked Goods
  6. Produce Bin
  7. “Healthier” Dairy Products
  8. Dairy Products
  9. Dried Fruit and Vegetables

Information on why you should not to buy these food unless they are NON-GMO can be found here.

It is important to learn about GMO’s and how they can affect your overall health.  Thankfully, walking into stores now, there is more availability of NON-GMO foods, as well as a push to move away from genetically modified foods.

More information on GMO awareness, as well as which manufacturers are NON-GMO can be found here.

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GMO’s and How to Avoid These Foods

GMO’s.  You may have seen these three letters and wondered what do they mean.  GMO  stands for Genetically Modified Organisms, and refers to food products that have been created by taking the gene of the plant or animal and reproducing it using technological means.  Chemicals and additives are added to this process, as well as bacteria and viruses so manufacturers can mass produce food products.  This method of food production has been deemed unsafe for people, and has resulted in contamination of foods and destruction of crops.

Trying to understand which foods are GMO can be a daunting task, especially because there was not much information out there to inform the consumer what they were ingesting.  However, people are now taking a more proactive approach to learn how foods are produced, what they are putting into their body, and paying attention to their overall health.  Listed below is a snapshot of some of the food that are found to be GMO foods.  In addition, information on how to select non- GMO foods can be found here.





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