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|Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:40 pm Post subject: How to recognize genetically modified produce
|In many European countries it is mandatory to label the genetically modified produce, while in US and Canada people have to organize to make it a voting issue on the State / Provincial elections. It is a very involved and costly procedure, you need legal assistance with that.
But in reality it is rather easy to recognize the genetically modified produce.
Regarding the ready-to-eat processed foods, lists of a great many of those products are available from various organizations, which are actively working against GMO. If you do not eat processed foods, then this is, obviously, not an issue for you.
94 per cent of soy available in North America is genetically modified, the list of bad effects on health is here:
Non-fermented soy is bad for health anyway, GMO or not. (It contains substances which mimic some female hormones)
Most corn in US is GMO
Seedless water melons, tiny water melons are GMO and so are probably seedless grapes and oranges.
Hard apples are GMO. Soft apples do not keep, while hard apples can be kept through the winter and spring; in Canada it is "Empire" and "IDA Red". Those apples have very few seeds, often just 2-3, and even those are often underdeveloped. All natural fruits have lots of seeds, since this is the nature's way to ensure survival of the species.
Fruit flies do not eat the yellow flesh potatoes (Yukon in Canada), but you have to keep the red potatoes in a fridge, otherwise the fly larva would be all over it. This could well mean that yellow-flesh potatoes are GMO
(Everything in this post is the author's personal opinion, the author has no formal education in the matters related to GMO technology)
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