Genetically Modified Foods

By Caroltoo Latest Reply 2012-02-27 17:49:07 -0600
Started 2012-01-30 17:45:08 -0600

We need safe, healthy foods that taste good, doesn't bump up our BGs, and does our nutrition in support of our body's improved health.

As I've looked at some of the things I've reacted to adversely, I've realized they tend to be grouped around chemical additives to foods for stabilizers and presevatives, colorings, pesticides, and other changes we have made in our food chain and food processing.

I used to believe "an ear of corn, is an ear of corn" and not been concerned about genetic modification of products. My early studies included chemistry, so genetic modification seemed very rational to me, at least until I learned more about it. Now I am really beginning to wonder.

I'm really not trying to start a riot with this article which Tom shared this morning in his response to one of my discussions, but there is some material here that bears looking at with thoughtful consideration.

For information on GMO see this website article:

13 replies

jigsaw 2012-02-27 07:28:27 -0600 Report

Very enlightening! You know, for 14 years or so I was on a modified version of the Atkins diet. I knew very little about GMO foods. Coincidentally, I had eliminated practically all processed foods from my diet. It appears there may have been some additional benefits that I was unaware of. Currently, I have added some wheat products like bread and pasta in moderation of course. There are a few other food items that I use that can easily be substituted for. Time to take a closer look!!!

Caroltoo 2012-02-27 14:14:23 -0600 Report

I went on Mercola's website yesterday and found a nutritional test to determine the best food type. Not unsurprisingly, it came back saying I am a "Protein" eater … so very true. Went further into the site and found a Nutrition section which allows me to plan meals and gives the carbs, protein, fat distribution, and, of course, calorie count. I am eating true to type, but was surprised to see where some extra "unknown to me" carbs had creeped in. Good exercise for me and I think I will do this for a while to watch for the hidden carbs.

jigsaw 2012-02-27 16:09:41 -0600 Report

I'm looking at it and its's definitely packed with info. Loooks very interesting so far!

Young1s 2012-02-27 14:18:35 -0600 Report

I didn't get past the video. I think I'll have to give the site another look.

Caroltoo 2012-02-27 14:51:34 -0600 Report

Use James link a few paragraphs down. It goes to another discussion here on d.c. that has a link that goes to mercola's website. That's where the farming video is. I used it go to the nutritional testing and then on to Nutrition section. You may have to do the test to get in and set up on the Health Navigator.

Young1s 2012-02-27 17:27:38 -0600 Report

Found out I'm a "Mixed" type but I already new that. Pretty cool stuff to do in the Health Navigator. Might have to make that a daily visit.

Caroltoo 2012-02-27 17:49:07 -0600 Report

That was my reaction to the site too, Pat. Going to have to make a stop each day and put in yesterdays meals and plan todays.

Young1s 2012-02-26 16:22:21 -0600 Report

Thanks for the article Carol. Scary for sure but not surprising. There's big business in the poisoning of our foods, despite what it could mean for our children's futures or even our future existence. All that matters right now is the bottom line and the all mighty dollar. It's just another reason to avoid using processed foods whenever possible.

jayabee52 2012-02-26 16:27:39 -0600 Report

I used to think that Archers Daniels Midland and Cargills were the good guys. Now after what I read happening to our food, I am changing my mind dramatically. Especially after what I read and see on Dr Mercola's website here ~

Young1s 2012-02-26 20:51:02 -0600 Report

Powerful powerful video, James. Thank you for the link. Very enlightening. I have a better appreciation of what sustainable farming is all about. It really is the better way to go. It's just a shame that all farms aren't run in this manner. But like I said it's all about the bottom line, and in this case, mass productivity. Which leads to the need for the more inferior/dangerous feed (and worse) and in turn the production of low quality foods at cheaper the cost to the consumer. Unfortunately, you really do get what you pay for. Maybe things will change, and I hope it does, but I'm sure it won't happen my lifetime.

GabbyPA 2012-02-26 11:20:02 -0600 Report

This is a great article! I am glad that this is getting out there. I am even more glad that people are seeing the dangers of it and taking steps to get it our of our lives. This stuff is killing our bees, our kids and our land...why we let it continue is beyond me.