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How to 'outsmart' those (GM) genetically engineered foods..well sorta!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

emoticon 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. emoticon

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. emoticon

Soybeans
Canola or Rapeseed
Cottonseed oil
Dairy
Sugarbeets
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?
emoticon I might consider some backyard gardening. emoticon I KNOW I can trust myself...now the seed companies...oh geeze...I just can't GO there! emoticon

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SPARKLINGME176 3/27/2013 11:09PM

    I know, it is ludicrous!

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SOULCOLLAGESUE 3/26/2013 11:41PM

    Good blog. We have petitions around here, but I didn't know about the PLU numbers. Thanks!


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MEADSBAY 3/23/2013 11:34AM

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffr
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I read further and this guy said that is an urban myth.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/14/2013 10:35AM

    I've read about those numbers before, but never could remember what was what. I like you little "9 you can dine" ditty. That's something I can remember!

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DS9KIE 3/14/2013 2:14AM

    that is great

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EJOY-EVELYN 3/14/2013 12:38AM

    I was flabbergasted when I heard on a 2012 episode of Dr Oz that about 85% of the processed foods on the market contain GMF (Genetically Modified Foods). Ouch! Another great reason to strive to more whole foods! Great blog and food for thought!

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MS.ELENI 3/13/2013 6:07PM

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ALIHIKES 3/13/2013 3:30PM

    Thanks for the post! It is scary how many genetically engineered food have slipped into our lives.

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2ABBYNORMAL 3/13/2013 3:19PM

    Thank you for posting this blog.
I learned something that I didn't know about: the PLU #s. I'll have to write this down for my tiny little brain won't remember it.
I also read that you should not buy Albacore Tuna in a can because it contains too much mercury.
It said to buy light tuna packed in water.
I also read an article in our newspaper some time ago that they wanted to insert flavoring into bananas, such as cherry, grape, strawberry, blueberry, etc. So far I see that hasn't happened yet. Why would anyone do such a thing? Again, for profit. The children will love flavored bananas, but at what health danger.
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GOING-STRONG 3/13/2013 2:53PM

    Even if you grow your own you never know if you are watering with acid rain lol... all the pollutants in the air go somewhere.

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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 3/13/2013 2:35PM

    Thanks for the info.

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GRACEOMALLEY 3/13/2013 2:09PM

    Thanks so much for the info! I definitely will use it. I try growing a decent amount of my own - tomatoes, herbs, peppers, cucumbers, plum trees, lettuce, sometimes corn (but the squirrels usually steal it before I get it) and squashes like spaghetti squash and butternut squash.

I try to buy local when feasible and if there are farmers markets, definitely check them out. You can get to know the folks from individual farms and you can tell who knows about natural gardening just by chatting with them. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/13/2013 11:03AM

    Great information. I will have to check out the seed catalogs but the best one I have found is Seed Savers.

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MIZCATHI 3/13/2013 10:46AM

    In this over the middle of age threshold, DH and I have become educated about what we put in our bodies. The results are obvious, but the availability and price of this stuff makes it tempting... until you realize what the real drawback is - our health, quite literally. Wrong on so many levels. We continue to do things the old fashioned way, though it takes more time in all respects. Fortunately the efforts are worth it.

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MPARKER67 3/13/2013 10:37AM

    I am trying hydroponic cherry tomatoes.

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