Saturday, January 2, 2010

65 documented health risks associated with the consumption of GMO's

Published in the December 2009 - The Organic & Non-GMO Report, "According to the Institute for Responsible Technology, there are now 65 documented health risks associated with the consumption of GMOs in food products."  All 65 are quickly summarized online (see link below) and contain a mix of human and animal cases.

The Organic & Non-GMO Report also mentions a new consumer resource available from The Institute's Campaign for Healthier Eating in America called the Non-GMO Shopping Guide.

Highlights of the Non-GMO Shopping Guide are...
  • Avoid the four major GM oil crops - corn, soy, cotton & canola.  Instead use olive, safflower, grape seed or peanut oil.
  • Avoid dairy products from cows fed with GM corn and soybeans, or injected with bovine growth hormone (rBST or rBGH). 
  • Avoid GM corn based sweeteners (like high fructose corn syrup) and sugar beet sweeteners.  Buy items sweetened with cane sugar instead.
  • Buy certified organic, which prohibits the use of GMO ingredients.
You can access the complete Non-GMO Shopping Guide through the link below:

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