What's for dinner? A look into genetically modified foods.
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Do you like tomatoes fresh from the vine? Me too. The fresher the better, right? But how about a glow in the dark tomato? Or a tomato that was genetically modified with DNA from an Antarctic fish to keep it from freezing? Those experiments have been done. Or how about a nice baked potato? Some of them have been modified to produce so much pesticide they are officially classified as pesticide. As the controversy over our food supply heats up, it behooves us to pay attention.
Locally grown is a popular phrase in supermarkets now. It is not equal to the phrases, “organically grown,” or “all natural.” And to the best of my knowledge, the phrase, “all natural,” does not have a legal definition. Locally grown can be good because the food travels a shorter distance keeping it naturally fresh and saving resources. The thing to ask is, was it locally grown organically?
For the meat eaters among us
I am seeing the phrase, “all natural,” appear on packages. I take it more seriously if I also see things like, “no hormones or antibiotics.” Why would this be an important point? Most of the antibiotics dispensed in the United States go to livestock animals. If they get it and we eat them, then we eat the drugs. The animals are not given a choice. We can speak very loudly by what we buy and don’t buy.
What to do
As the saying goes, money talks. Speak with your money. Investigate, read labels and buy what is safe and wholesome for your family to eat.
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Here is another link which goes into detail about the dangers of genetically modified foods:
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