Do we eat genetically modified (GE) foods? The quick answer is: almost certainly. Remember that the vast majority of US corn and soy come from GE seed, and that these crops are generally used as feed for cattle, hogs and poultry, or otherwise used in the many processed foods found in grocery store aisles. Alfalfa is the fourth largest crop grown in the US and is most commonly used to feed dairy cows and beef cattle. So, if you drink milk, eat beef, enjoy the occasional slice of bacon with your breakfast, order chicken in your Caesar salad or ever indulge in processed foods, cereals and desserts with ingredients like high fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin, THEN GE crops are most certainly a part of your food chain. How’s that make you feel? What’s worse, you can’t be sure when you eat them or in what form, because there is no requirement to label foods with GE ingredients.
LIKE IT OR NOT, MONSANTO GENETICALLY MODIFIED SWEET CORN IS ABOUT TO HIT WALMART PRODUCE SECTION – AND YOU WON’T EVEN KNOW IT’S GE CORN
“The GE sweet corn is the first consumer product developed by Monsanto that will go straight from the farm to the consumer’s plate, rather than first being processed into animal feed, sugars, oils, fibers and other ingredients found in a wide variety of conventional food.” Like it or not, Monsanto’s genetically modified sweet corn will soon be arriving on grocery store shelves of the world’s largest retailer, WalMart Stores, Inc., and will not be labeled as such. Despite an onslaught of consumer pressure, WalMart confirmed late last week with the Chicago Tribune that it has no objection to selling the new crop of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GE) sweet corn. Other retailers, including the national grocery chains Safeway and Kroger, have not responded on the issue, however Whole Foods, Trader Joes and General Mills have all vowed not to carry or use the GE sweet corn.
A GLASS OF WATER OR COKE? YOUR CHOICE:
WATER: One glass of water will shut down midnight hunger pangs for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a University of Washington study.
COKE: To remove grease from clothes: Empty a can of Coke Into the load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. The Coca-Cola will help loosen
Grease stains It will also clean road haze from your windshield.
Now the question is, would you like a glass of water?