Category Archives: Food Law

This category contains posts that relate to laws about ingredients in our food

How to Avoid GMOs When Eating Out

What has GMOs?

What has GMOs?

The video below contains a wealth of knowledge from Jeffrey Smith who is the founder of the Institute for Responsible Technology.  He takes us to a restaurant buffet and explains how you can try to stir clear of GMOs.  There are essentially only nine products that are GMO at this time.  Those are soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets, alfalfa, zucchini, yellow squash and papaya (if grown in Hawaii or China).  However, some of those foods, especially soy and corn can show up in many different ways.  They can also show up in meat, depending on the feed the animals are given.

As he states, almost all vegetables and fruits have been genetically modified in a lab, they just haven’t yet come to market.  Let’s hope they never do.

I hope you take the time to watch this video.  It will help you understand better how to avoid the GMOs when eating out as well as what to look for when purchasing food from your local grocery store.

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Natural = Simply

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about companies adding the word “natural” to products that really aren’t.  The FDA has not real made a firm statement on what should be considered “natural.”  When I looked up the word natural in the dictionary, the definition was “existing in or caused by nature; not made orContinue Reading

GMO’s as “Natural”??

This week I became aware that the GMA (Grocery Manufactures Association), which is known as the “Big Food” organization which represents companies such as Coca-Cola, Kraft, ConAgraFoods, Bayer CropScience, as well as more than 300 others, is petitioning the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to authorize the labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO)Continue Reading

Trans Fats Being Removed From Foods Per FDA

On November 7 the FDA released a preliminary report stating that partially hydrogenated oils in foods is no longer considered safe.  This is great news and will hopefully pave the way for elimination of artificial trans fats in foods.  Many companies and industries have been reducing the amount of partially hydrogenated oils (which translates intoContinue Reading

Who Decides Which Food Additives are Safe?

There are over 10,000 additives that are allowed to be used in foods in the U.S.  Of those, 43% are considered to be “Generally Recognized As Safe” or GRAS.  So how do they decide which ones are safe? The answer.  The company manufacturing and selling the additive gets to decide which are safe.  This allContinue Reading

Big Companies Dropping GMO Products in Other Countries But Not in the U.S.

Based on consumer fears in many countries, some large U.S. companies, including Kellogg, Pepsi, Kraft, Coke and Heinz, are now dropping their GMO foods from their European products. Rather than just drop them from all products in general, here in the U.S. we will still be eating GMOs if we chose to eat their products. Continue Reading

8 Reasons GMOs Are Bad For You

Below is an article written by Shilo Urban.  I thought it was easy to read and understand and to the point for those of you who are a little confused about GMOs and their dangers.  I know I have written several articles lately on this, but I think we are at a critical time inContinue Reading

What Do You Really Know About What’s In Your Food?

Here is a list of “fun food facts” that you may not know.  Actually, you may not want to know and they aren’t really fun.  Previously I wrote a post on the ingredient called cellulose, most commonly found in cheese which is saw dust.  I came across the following post in my search for whatContinue Reading

Give Me Real Food!

Americans spend over 90% of their food money on processed foods.  That is pretty scary since there are over 3,000 food additives that are added to the foods Americans eat.  A lot of these additives which include  preservatives, flavorings, colors and other chemical ingredients which are in our foods are banned in other countries becauseContinue Reading

The “Monsanto Protection Act”

I am assuming that everyone knows who Monsanto is.  If not, suffice it to say they are the largest company that produces the chemicals for our food and the genetically modified seed for the fruits and vegetables we eat.  At this point, almost 80% of all nonorganic processed foods including those labeled “natural,” contain someContinue Reading