GMO’s 101

GMO 101 – GMO’s have been found to increase the use of toxic chemicals in our environment. They are linked to cancer, allergies and autoimmune disorders in animal studies and kill bees, lady bugs and butterflies.

To avoid GMOs, choose products with the USDA Organic Certified and Non-GMO Project Verified labels as seen in the pictures here. Remember, 100% natural does not equal GMO free. Actually, beware of the word Natural.. It’s overused and most likely is NOT NATURAL.

If the product is conventional or marked natural, it likely contains GMO’s. The danger to humans who are actually allergic to certain foods won’t even know what they are eating. For example, say someone is deathly allergic to peanuts. A GMO may have a gene from a peanut in them. The allergic person could get a reaction from eating ANYTHING that contained the peanut gene. They wouldn’t even know what caused it – because there are no labelling laws about GMOs.

And…..Pesticides are now going to be INSIDE the food you eat!

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The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) Top List to Boycott

These companies have been accused of having either non-organic, gmo or other unacceptable labeling practices and donated money to defeat Proposition 37. It gives us the right to know if our food has been genetically engineered.

PepsiCo (donated $2.5M)
Naked Juice, Tostito’s Organic, Tropicana Organic

Kraft (donated $2M)
Boca Burgers and Back to Nature

Safeway (Member of Grocery Manufacturers Association which donated $2M)
“O” Organics

Coca-Cola (donated $1.7M)
Honest Tea, Odwalla

General Mills (donated $1.2M)
Muir Glen, Cascadian Farm, Larabar

Con-Agra (donated $1.2M)
Orville Redenbacher’s Organic, Hunt’s Organic, Lightlife, Alexia

Kellogg’s (donated $791k)
Kashi, Bear Naked, Morningstar Farms, Gardenburger

Smucker’s (donated $555k)
R.W. Knudsen, Santa Cruz Organic

Unilever (donated $467k)
Ben & Jerry’s

Dean Foods (donated $254k)
Horizon, Silk, White Wave

Antibiotics in Animal Feed

What the FDA Knew (and Hid) about Antibiotics in Animal Feed

The FDA (Forever Dumb Administration) is finally stepping up and doing something about it, but far far from where they should really be on this subject matter. Almost all non-organic animal feed or ones that don’t state “antibiotic free” contain penicillin and tetracycline antibiotics, and now many bacterias are developing cross resistance; a situation where a bacteria becomes resistant to multiple drugs, making them almost impossible to eradicate once they infect you. And as I have mentioned before, if it says “natural” always question it.

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