Misty Posted March 15, 2012 Share Posted March 15, 2012 And also the new one, beet sugar, listed as "sugar" on labels... Organic cannot by law contain GMOs....good movie to watch..."King Corn".... And also "The Future of Food" Itâ€™s 2012, welcome to your GMOcery! Ina Denburg, January 13th, 2012 â€œLadies and Gentlemen, step right up, our GMOcery tour is about to begin. Thatâ€™s right, get on board our corn-fueled trolley car; itâ€™s a big store, no need to walk. Help yourself to our delicious-nutritious-vitamin-enhanced water drinks found in Aisle 9 and, please, get comfortable and enjoy the tour!â€ â€œYes we live in a marvelous world of scientifically enhanced food today. On this tour we are featuring the GMO Fantastic Four known to you as: corn, soy, canola and cotton. Theyâ€™re the omnipresent shapeshifters. From our corn we get your flour, meal, oil, starch, syrup and sweeteners. When you see the words fructose, dextrose and glucose, youâ€™re seeing GMO Corn.â€ â€œNow our soy is just as crafty and comes in the forms of: flour, oil, lecithin, protein, isolate and isoflavone. It sometimes answers to the names vegetable oil and vegetable protein â€“ clever bugger.â€ â€œCanola is easy, itâ€™s canola oil or sometimes called rapeseed â€“ bad name for a plant but themâ€™s the breaks. And finally we have your cottonseed oil. Sheâ€™s not quite as diversified as the fellows but sheâ€™s perky and shows up, donâ€™t you worry.â€ Freezer Foods: â€œOk, weâ€™re beginning our tour in the freezer section. Letâ€™s start with all those wonderful frozen dinners so many of you love to eat. Now I know if youâ€™d read the ingredients in these bags youâ€™d see a lot of complicated long names and chemicals and such, not to mention tons of sodium. But thereâ€™s nothing indicating that there are GMO ingredients in what youâ€™re buying because, well, our government doesnâ€™t require them to be labeled. So our manufacturers choose to just leave that out.â€ â€œBut after todayâ€™s tour youâ€™ll remember that the Fantastic Four come in all their guises, and when you see those ingredients, you can trust youâ€™re likely buying a genuine scientific 21st century GMO-enhanced food. Yes, Ladies and Gentleman, as youâ€™ll soon see, we can now boast that in this supermarket about 70% of all our processed foods and drinks have Fantastic Four GMOs in them*, from soda to soup, crackers to condiments! Now isnâ€™t that a marvel?â€ â€œOh yes, itâ€™s safe, not to worry, those big corporations are doing all the good research for us and the government. And if they say itâ€™s safeâ€¦ you can trust itâ€™s SAFE.â€ â€œBefore we move on, I just want to point out that all those boxes of batter-coated foods, like chicken nuggets, fish fillets and tenders, all those kind of things, youâ€™re looking for ingredients like: cottonseed or soybean oil, yellow corn flour, dextrose â€“ which is one of those corn sugars â€“ and modified corn starch. Seek and ye shall find, Ladies and Gentleman, in every box. Marvelous. â€œ â€œMoving on now, we come to our baby food aisle.â€ Baby Food/Infant Formula: â€œWe didnâ€™t want you to go thinking they left out the smallest members of your families from the wonders of scientific advancement. No sir-ree. You can find a fair assortment of brands that make their baby formulas with GMO ingredients. Milk or soy protein is the basis of most infant formulas. The secret ingredient in some cowâ€™s milk is a hormone called rBGH, or bovine growth hormone, that helps the cows produce even more milk. Weâ€™re so lucky. Did you know weâ€™re the only developed nation that permits humans to drink milk from cows given artificial growth hormone? Many brands also add corn syrup, corn syrup solids, or soy lecithin to help our babies grow. Thereâ€™s something for everyone down this aisle, just have a look-see.â€ Chips, Pretzels, Snacks: â€œMoving right along now, we have your wonderful salt snack aisle. Who here doesnâ€™t love their finger lickinâ€™ salt snacks? Well, you might be a sugar person then, weâ€™ll get there in a minute. But down this aisle, our Superheros really shine. Youâ€™d be pretty hard pressed to find something that doesnâ€™t have at least one Fantastic Four GMO ingredient!â€ Soda, Sports Drinks, Vitamin Waters: â€œHere we are with Americaâ€™s #1 obsession â€“ our sodas. Well, I donâ€™t really know if itâ€™s #1, but itâ€™s ONE of the #1s! Short and sweet â€“ we have here the SUPER STAR of GMO â€“ King Corn â€“ high fructose corn syrup. Drink up everyone; itâ€™s a real thirst quencher! Also check out the scientific nutrition drinks, youâ€™ll be surprised to see what you find in there.â€ Canned Foods, Soups & Sauces: â€œNow let me just point out here that these staples or convenience foods â€“ your stews in a can, pasta meals in a can or box, lunch and dinner soups, pasta sauces â€“ here weâ€™re also looking for corn oil, soybean, canola or cottonseed oil, corn syrup, and ANY sugar NOT labeled as cane sugar. Oh, and donâ€™t forget â€“ soy ingredients. Now I know you may not eat some of these foods, but I know youâ€™re likely feeding them to your lucky â€˜tweens and teens for lunch or when they get home from school. â€ Baked Goods, Cereals & Breakfast Bars: â€œFor the sake of time Iâ€™m glomming all these together because really, theyâ€™re not so different. Right here weâ€™ve got Americaâ€™s trained sweet tooth in solid form. And that means itâ€™s filled with corn sweeteners of some kind, or made from corn to begin with, or has soybean oil in it, or any shapeshifting form weâ€™ve been talking about. The variety appears endless in these aisles doesnâ€™t it? Well Iâ€™ll letâ€™cha in on a trade secret: itâ€™s really just the packaging that varies. Like all those pictures on the breakfast cereal boxes, so little Jimmy or Mary likes what he or she is eating because the picture is so fun and all. But we know theyâ€™re seriously healthy â€“ donâ€™t you worry â€“ theyâ€™re getting their vitamins with every bite, theyâ€™ve been added in right alongside those sugars.â€ Beef, Poultry & Pork: â€œNow when you want to cook up some real food from scratch isnâ€™t it great to know that your protein of choice in this supermarket has been raised on a feedlot from corn or soy. Now thatâ€™s really a separate tour altogether but I like to be complete in my overview. I just wanted to remind you that even when you purchase some fresh packaged meat or poultry here, we pride ourselves on the fact that our cows have been scientifically bred to eat corn rather than grass, which is what theyâ€™re really supposed to be doing. Heck, thatâ€™s whatâ€™s growing now across this great land of ours. And our pigs and chickens havenâ€™t been forgotten either, donâ€™t you worry. â€œ Fresh Produce: â€œAlright, as we conclude our tour I know some of you have been wondering about the fruits and vegetables you sometimes purchase in the produce aisle. Well, technically speaking, Iâ€™m sorry to say this is one place that our GMO technology hasnâ€™t spread its wings yet. Really just in Hawaiian papayas â€“ and only about half of them, some zucchini, yellow crookneck squash â€“ whatever that is â€“ and sweet corn, maybe the fresh sweetcorn you purchaseâ€¦ thatâ€™s possible. Well, as for fresh produce and GMO technologyâ€¦ we say: hereâ€™s to a bright future.â€ â€œThank you so much for coming on this tour with me today. I hope you feel more informed and at ease knowing that so much of your food is filled with the best of what our science has to offer in this day and age. Later this afternoon our tour will be: Diabetes, Hypertension, Food Allergy and your Family. Grab yourself some delicious lunchfood, and see you back here in an hour, OK?â€ ________________________________________ *Statistic from Center for Food Safety, True Food Shoppers Guide. The Time is Ripe to Fight Back If the above article made you laugh, cry, or get angry, please get involved. By educating the public about the risks of GM foods through a massive education campaign, the first ever ballot initiative is being launched in California this year. It will require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods and food ingredients. The plan is to generate a tipping point of consumer rejection to make GM foods thing of the past. Read about it, join, donate. http://organicconsumersfund.org/ http://www.goodfoodworld.com/2012/01/its-2012-welcome-to-your-gmocery/ Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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