11/19/2015 GMO salmon cleared for human consumption. The AquaBounty frankensalmon I told you about received clearing by federal regulation. Shares went up 6.4 %. Cynical. No labeling required.
After chatting with someone yesterday who was under the impression that he is not taking in any foods that contain genetically modified organisms, I decided to publish a quick list.
This list of GMO foods to avoid is for the United States of America. With a great amount of help from Monsanto, America is the leading GMO country and the list does not necessarily apply to other countries with stricter GMO laws.
Introduced into the market in 1994, companies are not required to label GMO in the United States. If you want to change that please visit the site of the Organic Consumers Association.
Bill Freese of the Center of Food Safety stated that 60-70 % of the foods in US supermarkets contain GMO.
"Natural" foods that contain any ingredients from the lists below are not safe to be GMO-free.
Unless you buy foods labeled as organic you have a high chance that these foods and ingredients are GMO:
The first genetically modified potato was brought to market by Monsanto in 1995. Pressure from consumers forced fast-food chains like McDonald's to ask their producers to stop using it. But a new Frankenstein potato might make its way on your plate. Recently, the FDA approved the following non-browning apples and GMO potatoes and we might see more of those in the future:
Below is a list of approved variations.
As of today to my knowledge neither fish nor meat contains GMO. That said a lot of the meat we find in grocery stores is from animals that have been fed genetically modified organisms. AcquaBounty, a Massachusetts-based biotech firm, is working with the FDA since 1994 to get their GE Salmon approved. Have an eye out for that one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AquAdvantage_salmon
40 % or more of our dairy products like ice cream, cheese) contain the GE hormone rBGH (recombinant bovine growth hormone). It is banned for human consumption throughout Europe and in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. In the US, it is allowed. Look out for the "rBGH-free" or "non-GMO" label.
Did you notice the many kinds of sugar on this list? And MSG? If you needed another reason to stay clear - here it is.
Not a food but still good to know. Around 68 % of the worldwide cotton production is impacted. 25 million hectares worldwide in 2013. Read more below: https://cban.ca/gmos/products/on-the-market/cotton/genetically-modified-cotton-cban-factsheet/
There is Monsanto, Monsanto, Monsanto, and some others. Actually, Monsanto and Syngenta are the biggest players in the GMO market. These are the applicants for 33 modified varieties:
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