Waiting On Government To Label GMO Foods?... Forget About It!... Just Do It Yourself!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 03/17/2012 - 11:03am.

 

GMO-labeled

There is a new movement afoot that is all about people taking matters into their own hands regarding GMO labeling. Instead of waiting and begging the corporate government to actually require that genetically engineered foods (GMOs) be labeled as such, do it yourself! ~ Barbara H Peterson - Download Labels to Print

The Label It Yourself (#LIY) campaign empowers people to make educated decisions about what is in their food, without waiting for government or corporations to do it for them. (Label It Yourself)

Now this is something I can really get behind. It is something that we all can do that is cheap, easy, and an immediate solution to the growing problem of not being able to recognize GMOs in our food supply. Why do I think this is important? While shopping the other day, I looked at the grocery cart of the woman in front of me at the register. Every thing in her cart included some form of GMO. Everything, without exception. The man behind me had a cart full of things labeled "natural," and by the looks of him, he appeared to actually think that he was eating healthy. The sad part is, everything in his cart contained GMOs also. They didn't know. Ignorance is the capital of predatory commerce.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO LABEL?

If the ingredients of a product are any of the following, the product is likely to contain GMOs and therefore SHOULD be labeled:

  • Anything that contains: NON-ORGANIC corn, NON-ORGANIC soy, NON-ORGANIC canola, NON-ORGANIC cottonseed

  • Animal products (meat, dairy, eggs) that are not organic can contain genetically modified hormones and were probably fed GMO food!

  • Most chemical additives to food are made from GMO corn and soy.

  • Sugar! Much of the sugar in the US is made from GMO sugar beets, including brown sugar.

Here is a partial list of high-risk ingredients:

Corn syrup

Corn starch

Corn oil

Cornmeal

Fructose

Dextrose

Glucose

Soy meal

Lecithin

Isoflavin

Tofu

Soy Protein Isolate

TVP (textured vegetable protein)

Vitamin E

Xanthan gum

Tempeh

Vitamin B-12

Baking powder

MSG

Yeast extract

Modified food starch

Vegetable Oil

Cottonseed Oi

Canola Oil

Aspartame

Food Colorings

DOWNLOAD YOUR LABELS HERE!

 

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Sat, 03/17/2012 - 11:03am.