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What are GMOs? You might be surprised to learn that most people don’t know. The food on our grocery store shelves are not the same products that our parents once ate. Join us for this EcoSense for Living video with host Jennie Garlington as we walk you through the grocery store aisles and teach you how to avoid unwanted ingredients and make smart choices.
Eighty percent of packaged today’s foods contain genetically modified organisms. GMOs came about in the 1990’s, which means they have been on the market for less than 20 years. Europe in addition to 64 other countries around the world have banned GMOs. Unfortunately in America, we instead have adopted the principal of putting GMOs into our foods until deemed unsafe, the opposite of the rest of the world.
Until laws are changed you can empower yourself by learning to look for ingredients to avoid. Unfortunately, it’s not just the GMOs like corn and soy that you need to watch out for. You also need to keep an eye out for the derivatives – such as white vinegar and citric acide made from corn, and soy bean oil, soy lecithin made from soy. The quickest and easiest way to ensure your food is Non-GMO is to look for the non-GMO project verified seal.
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