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PHOTO: Jeffrey Smith"Stopping GMOs is simply a numbers game. When enough shoppers stop buying GMO brands, the food industry will kick out all genetically modified (GM) ingredients. This happened in Europe, and it's happening in the US with GM bovine growth hormone (rbGH).

"We need about 5% of US shoppers-15 million people or 5.6 million households-to choose healthier non-GMO brands in order to generate a non-GMO tipping point.

"It's just a matter of reaching enough people. That's what our educational tools and talking points are designed to do."

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I totally agree, in the UK we

valstanton's picture

I totally agree, in the UK we rejected GM and many products have 'GM free' on the packaging.  What we, in Europe, need to be aware of now is all the products that are having GM added further down the food chain.  I am sure that if we get complaceint then we will find that our animal products are being fed GM products etc.  Some supermarkets here refuse to stock any items that contain or might at some point be connected to GM, you have to ask the right questions though and speak with your ££££££££££'s.

Most people kinda/sorta know that GM is bad for you but they have no real idea why or how potentially crucial it is to reject them...............nor did I until I joined the Transformation Team! 

Ignorance is not bliss

with love valx 

I totally agree, in the UK we

valstanton's picture

I totally agree, in the UK we rejected GM and many products have 'GM free' on the packaging.  What we, in Europe, need to be aware of now is all the products that are having GM added further down the food chain.  I am sure that if we get complaceint then we will find that our animal products are being fed GM products etc.  Some supermarkets here refuse to stock any items that contain or might at some point be connected to GM, you have to ask the right questions though and speak with your ££££££££££'s.

Most people kinda/sorta know that GM is bad for you but they have no real idea why or how potentially crucial it is to reject them...............nor did I until I joined the Transformation Team! 

Ignorance is not bliss

with love valx 

I endorse the general idea,

Wendy's picture

I endorse the general idea, but are we kidding ourselves when we purchase a "brand" that is labeled organic or GM free? According to the new organic standards, up to 5% of a packaged product might be non-organic. Many of these "brands" come from China - do we trust the FDA to be checking their standards?

Yes, this idea is good but it's better to avoid all packaged and "branded" food altogether. I purchase bulk organic flour at the health food store and use it to make any processed food I might want to eat. Meat and veggies can be purchased straight from local producers. In this way, I save a lot of money and have a little more assurance that what I'm eating is actually GM free.

Avoiding GM Foods

Noa's picture

I don't know how you can avoid GM foods.  They are not labeled as such.  They started with corn and soy and are targeting wheat next.  This is just the tip of the iceberg.

Noa

Hi Noa-Supposedly all organic

Wendy's picture

Hi Noa-

Supposedly all organic foods are GM free but as I stated above, I don't really trust the standards much, especially for processed foods. But you are right - when you consider the occasional meal eaten out at a restaurant or friends house, I'm betting we're all full of it! I still think learning to make foods from scratch is a better bet than hoping the organic processed food you buy at a supermarket is really organic. I save a lot of money that way and enjoy homemade cooking so much more.

Wendy