No Frankenfood, please?

by Cinda Crawford on May 25, 2011

in Foods/ Diet,General,Wellness Tips

For me (when I think of it and make a conscious choice), I prefer not to eat Frankenfood or genetically modified food.

The following article explains the concept and how you and I both can help ourselves at the grocery store. Did you know there’s a code you can go by? Remember: forewarned is forearmed. Your body is a temple and a treasure.

~~~~(The following is a web-based article. See reference below.~~~~

Not many consumers realize that the FDA does not require genetically modified food to be labeled. That’s because the FDA has decided that you, dear consumer, don’t care if the tomato you’re eating has been cross bred with frog genes to render the tomato more resistant to cold weather. Some consumers may not be concerned with eating Frankenfood, but for those who are, here’s how to determine if the fruits and vegetables you’re buying are (GM) genetically modified.

Hat tip to Marion Owen for her valuable information. Here’s how it works:

Banana How To I.D. Genetically Modified Food at the SupermarketFor conventionally grown fruit, (grown with chemicals inputs), the PLU code on the sticker consists of four numbers. Organically grown fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 9. Genetically engineered (GM) fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 8.

For example:

  1. A conventionally grown banana would be: 4011
  2. An organic banana would be: 94011
  3. A genetically engineered (GE or GMO) banana would be: 84011

These tips are specially important now that over 80% of all processed foods in the US are genetically modified. Many countries in the European Union have been banning GM products and produce (including Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary and Luxembourg). We say “Eat healthy, buy or grow organic”.

This article courtesy of this website.

Remember to stay away from frankenfood, if you can. You could end up a lot healthier (without frog genes from genetically modified food…) in the end!

Cinda Crawford, founder of Get Well Health

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Cinda Crawford 05.26.11 at 3:59 pm

Truvia is said to be made from the Stevia plant, which itself is a “sweet” product of nature. I love real Stevia and, in some areas of the country, you can buy your own plants and grow Stevia! However, Truvia is classed as a genetically modified food. Read this article:
Truvia Side Effects.


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