At the present times there are not as many of the plants that have been approved to grown as genetically modified in the US. This is all as a result of the hue and cry that has been witnessed by a number of scientists, consumer and environmental groups over the use of the genetically modified organisms in so far as the health risks that come with the use of these foods containing GMOs. As such a number of people all over the United States and in other countries are all up in arms demanding for non-GMO foods. By far and large, to ensure that your family is kept as safe, you need to ensure that they only get to consume non-GMO foods. The following are some of the sure ideas that will see you and family stick to non-GMO foods.
Before we move any further, let us take a look at some of the genetically modified crops that have been allowed for growing in the United States. These are but a handful and some are such as papaya, zucchini, arctic apple, soybeans, cotton, canola, papaya, yellow crook neck squash, alfalfa, sugar beets, corn and innate potato. Stick to non-GMO foods with the following tips and ideas thought of and implemented.
What you first need to do as you choose to steer clear of the GMOs is to avoid the use of such foods that are processed and have in their ingredients components of foods such as soy, corn, canola, cotton and sugar beets. As per research, it has been established that such a high number of the foods on the retailer’s shelves, the processed foods, actually have their ingredients derived from the genetically modified foods such as genetically modified soy, corn, canola, and cotton. Besides this is the fact that it has as well been established that half the sugar used in these processed food products are such that have been derived from the genetically modified sugar beets.
In your bid to ensure that you only go for the non-GMO foods and products, ensure that your food choices are for those products that have been approved as Non-GMO Project verified. Such are the products that have indeed been subjected to such rigorous and thorough verification programs and as such you can be well assured of them being free of being free of the risk of GMO contamination.
The other idea towards this noble initiative is to ensure that you eat only organic foods and as well buy only locally grown foods.