The AAEM "called on the US government to implement an immediate moratorium on all genetically modified (GM) foods, and urged physicians to prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients." Much of Europe and other developed countries already have them banned.
In the mean time, why not do a little Spring Cleaning in your pantry, overhauling the GMOs? If you want to stop being part of this experiment, cast your vote with your wallet! The four simplest tips include:
1- Buy organic foods!
2- Look for "Non-GMO Project" verified seals (shown to the right).
3- Avoid at-risk ingredients including soybeans, corn, canola, cottonseed, and sugar from sugarbeets, especially when not buying organic food.
4- Buy Products listed in the Non-GMO Shopping Guide (This is a great resource with handy tips to make you a more informed shopper... they even have a handy downloadable phone app!)
Here's the official non-GMO Project website, which is a neat project immediately providing customers with an informed choice without dependency on government action! You can search through verified products to make an informed choice, or even make a product verification request for a food product you like. Either it's already verified (great!) or your request will let the company know that non-GMO verification is important to you! Let your voice be heard! Until the FDA requires labeling (join over a million other Americans who've signed the petition HERE), this is a way YOU can directly show companies that their consumers want GMO-free foods.
Well, I have another doozy for you! Let's say you ARE trying to make reasonable decisions when buying food for your family. What you may not realize is that there are lots of chemicals in foods that WEREN'T THERE when we were kids. You surely wouldn't feed your kids insecticide, would you? Well, did you know that corn is now regulated by the EPA as insecticide? That's because it's been genetically modified produce its own insecticide internally and to withstand increasing doses of weed killers.
Let me introduce you to "genetically engineered foods" and "genetically modified organisms."
Here in the
US, unlike most other developed countries,
we have no laws requiring labeling of genetically
engineered foods. And
means that we aren't able to make an informed
choice. If you think you have the right to know what
you're feeding your family, tell the FDA to label GMOs
quick & easy). Visit www.justlabelit.org
out more about it!
I also watched a video that I just had to share! It's about thirty minutes long, but I'd really highly recommend taking the time to sit down and view it. Trust me on this one, K?
You know if I'm putting in a plug for it, it has to be worth your time. Especially since the last time I did that was... well... never.
Let me know what you think!
ready to be grossed out?
You know how
real food goes bad? Over time it decays... it molds...
and it stinks. Man-made "processed food" doesn't do
that. I once heard of someone forgetting that they had
a box of McDonald's nuggets sitting on top of their
refrigerator for a long time- several months or maybe a
year. When they found it, the nuggets looked totally
normal, they hadn't molded or decayed at all!
One doctor set this "processed food" on her counter since 2010 and 2011 just "to show people what they're putting in their bodies.....
... This is
man-made "processed-food," not "real food."... it has
kept its original size, shape and texture. Your body
has to work harder to break down and digest this stuff
over real food."38
Um, if that doesn't gross you out to eat fast food, I don't know what will. Blech! Ugh. Realize that this is coming from an ex-McDonald's LOVER. Love. Er. I loved it. Past tense. I mean, it does still taste good, but since I've come to the realization that it's not actually food... well... things have changed a little. Actually, my husband and I "quit" cold turkey after reading Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America by Morgan Spurlock... the guy who did the movie "Super-Size Me." It was like ripping off a bandaid. A really painful one. But I diverse...
If you're interested in healthy eating, then be sure to check out my Nifty Nutrition page. I have helpful resources to show you WHY and HOW to change the way you eat, along with enemies to your health to be aware of. I've also got good resources for cooking, kids nutrition, and even a link to where you can find nutritional info for most any restaurant you can imagine. (Just don't order a bloomin' onion. Ever.)
Well, I can tell you one thing... if I'm going to the trouble of MAKING food for my family to eat instead of getting take-out, it better TASTE GOOD or else it's not worth my effort! I'm not the kind of gal who eats rice cakes. I like real food with fresh ingredients. I don't want to diet or weigh out serving sizes. I just want a collection of do-able recipes that are yummy and nourishing too.
If you're interested in changing the way you cook and eat, you're ready to wean yourself from excessive processed junk that makes you gain weight and feel sluggish, but you don't really know where to go from here... then perhaps my cookbook recommendations will help. I've kindof bumbled around a bit in this area for a while, trying to find that happy balance between "healthy" food and "yummy" food... finding a recipe here and there that was fabulous, simple, and healthy. Now I finally feel like I have a couple of good GO-TO sources for recipes that fit my nutrition approach AND taste great.
Click HERE to see my Four Top Picks of
Recipe Books of All Time.
They are pretty much LEGEND.
(This page is currently being featured at HERE, at Veronica's Cornucopia!! Thanks, V!)
Click HERE to visit my Nifty Nutrition Page, which also includes:
ENEMIES to your health
Meal planning choices
Guide to Kids' Nutrition
Mommy-made baby food
Enjoy! And have a happy, healthy new year!!!
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