GMOs (2 sources) Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides Heavily p rocessed foods Foods with no nutritional value. Safety and awareness in FOOD and AGRICULTURE. GMO - Genetically modified organism. GEO – Genetically Engineered Organism GM – Genetically Modified.
GEO – Genetically Engineered Organism
GM – Genetically Modified
* Sources such as bacteria, viruses, pesticides, chemicals and radiation
** Organisms such as the DNA for seeds for plants such as soybean, corn, canola and cottonseed oil
Current estimates of GMO products include the following:
91% of soybeans grown in the United States are GMOs.
88% of cotton is genetically modified.
75% of corn has been genetically modified.
These items are often highly processed and added to many different convenience foods in forms like:
High fructose corn syrup
Canola (rapeseed) oil
GMOs are used in the feed of various animals and farm raised fish. Always try to choose grass fed or wild caught meat products, certified organic, or products that are labeled non-GMO.
Meat Dairy Fish Eggs
High Risk Products
There are thousands of GMO ingredients. This should be considered a HIGH RISK abbreviated list.
Soy protein isolate
Cake and Baking Mixes
Frozen pie and pastry shells
Soy Nuts and Products
Dried and Dehydrated
Bread, Rolls, Pastry
Canned rolls and breads
Hamburgers and Hotdogs
30 countries have banned GMOs
Solid: The five countries producing more than 95% of commercialized GMO
Dashed: Other countries producing commercialized GMO
A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for:
preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest.
Though often misunderstood to refer only to insecticides, the term pesticide also applies to herbicides, fungicides, and various other substances used to control pests.
Pesticides…on our food, even after washing;…in our bodies, for years;…& in our environment, traveling many miles on wind, water and dust.
(PAN) Pesticide Action Network
PAN works to loosen the pesticide industry’s control over global agriculture by holding accountable governmental bodies that are charged with regulating pesticides. They have been in business for over 27 years, across six continents–and are working to reform our food industry.
Pesticides were introduced into farming 70 years ago, along with petrochemicals-derived fertilizers, which set U.S. farming down a costly and unsustainable path. Along the way, community-scale farming was nearly destroyed, generations have suffered ill health ranging from cancer to autism and Parkinson’s, biodiversity has taken big hits, and the six mega-corporations who dominate the pesticide industry have gotten very rich and very powerful.
If it's boxed, bagged, canned or jarred and has a list of ingredients on the label, it's processed.
Methods used to process foods include:
(flash heating process)
Because its FOOD! We eat it all day long, everyday, it’s one of our basic human needs.
We should have the right to know what is in our food, if it will harm us or cause problems in the future. W each should have the knowledge of what we eat and the choices as to what we eat.
All foods should be labeled as to:
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