Genetically Modified Organisms or GMO’s are Franken-foods that have wormed their way into our food supply to an unknown degree. Unlike in Europe where GMO’s are banned and/or restricted, the US has no labeling laws, so consumers do not even know if they are buying GMO foods at the grocery store. Why all the fuss? Find out what’s wrong with GMO’s here.
How can you avoid GMO food? 1. Avoid processed foods (experts estimate that 75% contain GMO) 2. Buy Organic (no GMO allowed) 3. Buy Local (and ask questions)
Inevitable, you do buy some prepared foods, such as ketchup, pasta and cereal. Check to see if your brand is GMO-free or likely to have GMO ingredients with the printable Non-GMO Shopping Guide put out by The Institute for Responsible Technology and The Center for Food Safety.
Here’s a quick look at GMO’s and Baby Food, as reported by the shopping guide:
Baby’s Only, certified organic
Mom Made Meals
May contain GMO ingredients (companies do not have to disclose)
- Just Salmon, Please
- GMO Food – You Don't Want to Eat It!
- The Dish on Fish: Safe Sources of DHA without the Mercury
- Organic: A Choice for our Children
- How to Eat Organic and Not Go Broke