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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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The Dirty Dozen for 2013

Each year the EWG (The Environmental Working Group) puts out their list of the “dirty dozen” and the “clean fifteen.”  The “dirty dozen” are the fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides.  The Environmental Working Group developed this list based on 89,000 tests for pesticide residue in 48 of the most popular produce. It is also based onContinue Reading

Getting Healthy with Quinoa

Getting Healthy with Quinoa

I discovered quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) about two years ago.  It has been gaining popularity regularly and is now said to be the super food of 2013.  Quinoa is full of protein, fiber, iron and other vitamins.  It is easy to cook.  Just toast it in a dry pan for a few minutes until it startsContinue Reading

The Dangers of Food Dyes

The Dangers of Food Dyes

There has been a lot of talk about artificial food dyes, but unfortunately, not enough.  We can’t seem to make any headway in the USA on banning any of them.  While most European countries have banned them or they have to put a warning label on products that contain them, we in America just goContinue Reading

Food to Help Reduce Your Cholesterol Level

Food to Help Reduce Your Cholesterol Level

If you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol, you may want to take a look at your diet and see if you can change some of your eating habits.  We need some fat in our diet, but we want to eat monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. There is never any benefit in eating saturated and transContinue Reading

Want to eat healthier?  Check out these three ingredients

Want to eat healthier? Check out these three ingredients

Here are three ingredients you might want to consider if you are into healthy eating. The Ease of Freeze: Top 3 Healthy Ingredients Top 3 Healthy Ingredients. Print Friendly and PDF. In case you haven’t noticed, or if you are new to my site, you may see some ingredients that are new to you. IContinue Reading