Howdy my sparkling sparksters! Happy Wednesday to ya!
On my ongoing quest to learn all things healthy I've uncovered another deep dark fake food secret. As I always say...if I know...YOU know.
I'm really outraged that our government puts profit over health by allowing these genetically modified, or genetically engineered foods IN our food stream. BUT the fact that they choose NOT TO TELL us with package labeling is pretty sad.
At least give us the CHANCE to steer clear of them if we choose to...our kids, our elderly, our schools, our restaurants should KNOW what they are feeding their patrons.
BUT...I've found a way for us to know...well sort of. The PLU labeling is all voluntary so of COURSE the bigger offenders simply won't sign on...but WE...my little grasshoppers (food healthy in-training students) always have the choice NOT to BUY unlabeled items.
Here's the deal. If the first digit on a PLU marked item is a #8...drop it immediately and push that grocery cart right down the aisle.
A #8 is NOT GREAT...it means it has been genetically modified or genetically engineered.
If the 5 digit PLU code starts with a 9 you can dine...(my own memory helpers) it is organic.
If you don't see an 8 or a 9 PLU code it means that it is traditionally grown. Let's hope this is without harmful pesticides but we really don't know for sure.
A 4 digit PLU code means that it is conventionally grown or may not be genetically modified. Huh...that explanation is clear as mud!
Then remember that the MOST LIKELY items to be GM are:
Corn Which leads me to a story my girlfriend from Iowa (my home state) told me last summer about how it was SO weird that there had hardly been any rain in the state and the fields were all dry and barren...BUT the corn they were getting was AWESOME.
Hummmm....case in point. Big foodies are going to do ANYTHING to make their profits even if it's detrimental to your health...be afraid my sparksters...be VERY afraid.
Canola or Rapeseed
Aspartame, nutra sweet, equal...all poison...TRUE poison!
Look for wild caught fish...although as polluted as the waters are now days...I'm a little on the fence about this too.
Meat 100% grass fed
Eggs 100% certified organic
Can we be SURE that these so called healthy foods are really healthy..of course not..but you've got to get your food from somewhere, so I'm hoping that these so called healthy people are really telling the truth. I guess you can only go by your bodies reaction to them.
Food...who ever thought it would be such a mine field just to lay out a nice meal on the table?
I might consider some backyard gardening.
I KNOW I can trust myself...now the seed companies...oh geeze...I just can't GO there!