Did you know that the FDA does not require that GM crops be labeled and 70 to 90 percent of processed foods already have genetically modified ingredients?
And it’s not just processed food we should be worried about, according to a recent Prevention Magazine article.
Hawaiian papaya, certain varieties of summer squash, and, as recently as last December, drought-resistant corn on the cob have also joined the list of crops that the Food and Drug Administration has reviewed for genetic modification in the United States
There are many concerns over genetically modified foods – raising serious issues as to what they do to the environment and our health. Also, there are social and ethical concerns over “frankenfood” manipulation.
As many of our longtime readers may know, genetically modified foods was one impetus that had us raise our trowels in protest by growing as much of our food as we could here on our 1/10 acre plot. (See our awarding winning short film HomeGrown Revolution). Over the last decade, we’ve proven that small spaces can be productive when we took a stand against the industrialization of our food supply. Even though we grow much of our own produce, we still have to buy staples; but it still doesn’t give us the right to choose from a labyrinth of deceptive labeling.
But all that may change — soon! California is poised to be the first state with mandatory GMO labeling laws through the 2012 California Ballot Initiative process ( Read More)
Has the GMO issue been one of the reasons for you to GROW YOUR OWN FOOD?
How do you feel about the “Future of Food?”
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