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4 Simple Ways to Avoid GMOs
1. Buy organic – organic producers are not allowed to use GMOs
2. Look for “Non-GMO” labels
3. Avoid risky ingredients: corn, soy, vegetable oil (canola, cottonseed, and soybean), sugarbeet sugar
4. Buy products listed in the Non-GMO Shopping Guide
Those little oval shaped stickers on produce can tell you what your food really is:
5 digits with the first digit starting with a # 9 – is Organic produce!
5 digits with the first digit starting with a # 4 – is Conventionally grown produce
4 digits with the first digit starting with a # 3 – is GMO! – this is NOT produce, it is Franken Food! (do not buy this one, even if it is on sale! Lots of times these types will be a much lower price but do not buy it!!)
***Also know that if a product has any corn or soy byproducts chances are that IT HAS GMO INGREDIENTS IN IT because, unfortunately most of the corn and soy produced in our country is from GMO – be sure if the product has any corn or soy ingredients that it is organic!
- We no longer have the luxury of saying that we can’t afford organic, no matter what income bracket you are in! – give up your monthly cable bill, your cigarettes, your stock up on bad foods and piles of movie dvd’s, there is ALWAYS a way if you are serious enough! – Our government is obviously “politically bought out” by these corporate mafias but WE as consumers have the power to NOT support this madness. If we don’t give them our money they can’t exist! But we need to learn to get our own priorities straight and stop making “I can’t afford it” excuses!
- Also support local business and farmers markets… NOT Costcos!!!
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