GMOs have become big business - not only for those marketing them, but for those businesses catering to the people who wish to avoid them. This has resulted in a lot of confusing labels, controversy and mis-information. Hopefully this post will help clear up a few things....more
I don't have a lot of brand preferences when it comes to food. It's important to me to keep our kitchen as organic and GMO-free as I can, working within the budget I have, so my considerations are generally to shop for the "cleanest" food I can find at the lowest price.
Have you heard about California’s Proposition 37 which would require the labeling of all genetically modified foods? What do you think about it? It’s at tricky one right?I’m not in California and manyof you aren’t either. I therefore don’t want to go down the road of debating the actual proposition. What I would like to do is talk about one part of it and find out what you think....more
On November 6, California voters will decide on Prop. 37 which would require companies to label products that include genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Consider the "Golden (State) Rule", the widely accepted belief that "as California goes, so goes the nation", this 'local' proposition is being closely watched by foodies, farmers and a very nervous industry....more
As consumer awareness grows and health concerns deepen over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food, agriculture documentaries are being released by the bushel. But eight years ago, filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia (also the widow of Jerry Garcia) first made waves with her startling 2004 documentary, The Future of Food. BlogHer GREEN decided to check in with DKG and see how she views the current food movement and if she sees a new "future" in the food revolution. ...more
Recently, I sat down with Robyn O'Brien, author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It, a look into the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and our nation's food supply. (See her TED talk here.) ...more
I've had a lot of people ask me why I started feeding my family organic foods. I even had a cashier the other day at my local Kroger ask me why I "bought all those really strange foods..." Sheesh....more
Why members of the public are rallying over GMOs and labeling of our foods
Just this weekend all over the USA, GMO rallies were organized to spread awareness of about how genetically modified foods can adversely affect our planet and our food supplies. Rallies were organized in many US States and directly outside the White House in Washington DC. The demands are simple:-
We have the right to know and want Genetically Modified food labeled.
Allergic reaction to the products of introduced gene products (the 'foreign'
genes) is one of the primary concerns about GMO's. It is a concern that is
legitimate, but, like "unknown consequences" needs to be put into perspective of
the non-GMO food we eat every day.