It can be so confusing to know what to buy and what is really worth all the fuss and our hard earned dollars when it comes to gmo's. Here at drinkbar, we want to break it down for you. We also want to keep your shopping cart and your family cancer and chronic disease free.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
WHAT DOES GMO MEAN: Genetically modified organism, are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
GMO CORN: sometimes called sweet corn and frakencorn. This corn seed, is crossed with BT toxin (Bacillus thuringiensis), which is a pesticide. This toxin, terminates insects and animals who eat the corn, almost immediately.
What does this mean? Well, it means you can buy the premium vegetable wash to "clean" your non-organic corn, but DNA can not be rinsed off. This pesticide is IN the corn. There is no hope for purifying this frakencorn.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
HERBICIDE:a substance that is toxic to plants and is used to destroy unwanted vegetation.
PESTICIDE: any substance used to kill, repel, or control certain forms of plant or animal life that are considered to be pests.
INSECTICIDE: a substance used for killing insects.
WHERE CAN GMO CORN BE FOUND?: To be safe, assuming all corn, or packaged products not labeled nongmo or organic contain GMO's. GMO Corn is almost completely avoidable in packaged products as it can be labeled as: decyl glucoslide, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, cornmeal, mercola, corn syrup, fructose, malt syrup from corn, maize, corn oil, corn starch, corn alcohol, baking soda(contains corn starch), brown sugar (contains caramel color, derived from corn)corn extract, corn oil and those are just to name a few.
GMO CORN FINDINGS:
- Over 88% of corn in the US in 2011, was GMO corn.
- New research from Canada shows that BT toxins are showing up in pregnant women, and low and behold – they are killing human embryo cells.
- BT TOXINS can also be found in soy and wheat, called cry1Ab. This chemical IS lethal.
- Over 16 countries in Europe have banned GMO imports and crops, as well as pesticides and the use of GMO's in their food.
- GMO Crops are banned in 38 counties around the world.
OURS TIPS FOR AVOIDING GMO CORN:
STICK TO ORGANIC: It seems more expensive, but supporting farmers and chemical companies that create this cancer causing movie theater snack, is the most expensive thing you can do, for our planet, and your families health.
AVOID PROCESSED FOOD: We've heard it over and over, but you can't add corn syrup to an apple. You cannot hide corn meal inside an organic orange. Sticking to whole raw foods for you and your family will keep you from injesting unwanted GMO's.
EAT AT HOME: Restaurants are in the business of making money, and our taste buds happy. To do this, most places use restaurant grade oils, which are typically canola and corn. Making your food at home not only insures that it is organic, but keeps your wallet padded as well.
DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH: Understanding more for you and your family is always encouraged. We always want transparency with food products, to do that, we have to want to know more.
Knowledge is not power, the implement of knowledge is power.