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We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

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Monday, 18 May 2009

Are you ready to take the No GMO Challenge?

Can you do without GMO'S for 30 days?

This may sound easy, easier in the UK than in the US where multinational corporate bullies have blocked labelling requirements on their psuedo food products. It is not easy to do, particularly if you don't purchase exclusively organic. But there are a few guidelines that will make it easier, for example;

"Very few fresh fruits and vegetables for sale in the U.S. are genetically modified. Novel products such as seedless watermelons are NOT genetically modified. Small amounts of
zucchini, yellow crookneck squash, and sweet corn may be GM. The only commercialized GM fruit is papaya from Hawaii, about half of Hawaii’s papayas are GM.


No genetically modified fish, fowl, or livestock is yet approved for human consumption. However, plenty of non-organic foods are produced from animals raised on GM feed such as grains. Look for wild rather than farmed fish to avoid fish raised on genetically modified feed, and 100% grass-fed animals. Non-GMO Vital Choice


Many alternative meat products are processed and include; Avoid products made with any of the crops that are GM. Most GM ingredients are products made from the “Big Four:” corn, soy-
beans, canola, and cottonseed, used in processed foods. Recently, beet sugar from GM sugar beets has entered the food supply. Look for organic and non-GMO sweeteners, made with
100% cane sugar, evaporated cane juice or organic sugar. Some of the most common genetically engineered Big Four ingredients in processed foods are:
■Corn flour, meal, oil, starch, gluten, and syrup
■Sweeteners such as fructose, dextrose, and glucose
■Modified food starch*
■Soy flour, lecithin, protein, isolate, and isoflavone
■Vegetable oil* and vegetable protein*
CanolaCanola oil (also called rapeseed oil)
CottonCottonseed oil
SugarAnything not listed as 100% cane sugar
*May be derived from other sources " - copied from the NON GMO Shopping Guide from The Center for Food Safety which you can download here at realfoodmedia.com

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