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- HOW TO AVOID THE TRANSGENIC FOODS

- HOW TO AVOID THE TRANSGENIC FOODS

The studies and experiences we have described so far provide excellent reasons for choosing wisely what we eat. You could object: "since I have to die anyway, why should I worry about what I eat, just to live a little longer?". A change in diet can greatly improve the quality of our life regardless of its duration and even the state of health. The good news for those who decide to eliminate GMOs from the diet is that it can eliminate, in one fell swoop, even artificial additives that alter the mood, because often industrial foods contain both the ones. To eliminate GMOs from the diet you can follow various strategies. Some people are strict and do not compromise, others maintain a strictly non-GMO diet at home, but are more flexible when they eat out. Others still choose to avoid certain types of GM foods and are less careful about others. Most find it easier to make this choice with friends or family members. Whatever you decide to do, it is better to start right away. You have come to read up to this point, probably your motivation to start now is at most. And if you do not put it into practice right away, your inspiration may fade with the passing of time.
This little talk of encouragement, let's take a look at what should be done. At the moment, the most important transgenic crops are soy, cotton, rapeseed and corn. Other genetically modified crops include some American varieties of zucchini, Hawaiian papaya and some varieties of tobacco. GM potatoes may still be in the form of starch but Monsanto has stopped marketing them. Even GM tomatoes are no longer on the market (someone says GM tomatoes could be sold, on a small scale, in China). US dairy products may contain milk from cows that have been injected with rbGH, and generally both meat and dairy products come from animals fed on GM feed. Honey and bee pollen can also contain GMOs. Food additives, enzymes, flavorings and processing agents obtained with genetic engineering are present in thousands of foods and supplements sold in supermarkets: for example the rennet used to make cheese, is often a genetically modified version. Aspartame, the dietetic sweetener, is a product of genetic engineering, while GM bacteria and fungi are used in the production of enzymes, vitamins and processing aids. In the United States and Canada, GM foods are not labeled. Therefore, avoiding them becomes an art.
Fonte: L’INGANNO A TAVOLA di Jeffrey M. Smith - Nuovi Mondi Media Editore

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