Taken from . http://www.healyrealfoodvegetarian.com/7-ways-gmos-are-hiding-in-your-food/There’s no doubt that the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is questionable at best. I’ve seen all the evidence I need to see to avoid them.
Some of this evidence is shocking, like the study that showed that a
toxin only present in Monsanto genetically modified Bt corn was present
in pregnant women who consumed the corn as well as the umbilical blood
of their unborn fetuses .
Another study found that rats fed GMO corn over 2 years developed
tumors, had disabled pituitaries and developed kidney deficiencies. .
An in-depth report examining the claims made by Monsanto and the FDA in
favor of the safety, health and benefits of GMOs showed that almost all
of of these claims are false .
In fact, this report found that GMO seeds do not increase yeild, GMOs
are not a safe or effective solution for world hunger, they harm soil
quality, they are poorly regulated, and they can exacerbate allergies .
And the FDA apparently isn’t doing it’s job either,
because they DO NOT require safety testing for genetically modified
foods before it is approved for the market.
Every least GMOs should be
labeled, for now the best thing we can do is find out which foods
contain GMOs and do our best to avoid them.
The eight most common GMO foods are corn, soy, sugar beets, canola,
cottonseed, Hawaiian papaya, some zucchini and yellow squash.
Many of these GMO foods like soy and corn seem easy enough to avoid;
Just don’t buy tofu and don’t get non-organic corn right? But it’s
harder than it seems. A lot of these foods find their way into packaged
foods and restaurants mostly in the form of corn and soy derivatives.
So you can stay informed about what you’re eating, I’ve created a
list of 7 common food additives that are genetically modified. I’ve
included what to watch out for when looking at ingredient labels and
some alternative options for these foods.