Health and Wellness : Knowing the differences of Gmo vs.Organic in the store

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  1. noor100

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    Knowing the difference of GMO vs. Organic in the store


    For conventionally grown fruit, (grown with chemicals inputs), the PLU code on the sticker consists of four numbers. Organically grown fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 9. Genetically engineered (GM) fruit has a five-numeral PLU prefaced by the number 8.


    A conventionally grown banana would be: 4011




    An organic banana would be: 94011



    A genetically engineered (GE or GMO) banana would be: 84011



    These tips are specially important now that over 80% of all processed foods in the US are genetically modified. Many countries in the European Union have been banning GM products and produce (including Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary and Luxembourg). We say “Eat healthy, buy or grow organic”.​
     
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    time for change. thats for sure, and also they should lower the price of organic things, and raise the price of junk food rather than the government subsidizing it!
     
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    How did you find this info and is it true for any chain store? Where can I find more info?
     
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    Hmm....lots of people like and prefer organic these days.
     
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    The problem with organic though is that now anyone can slap a label on something and say its organic but its really not. Ever since whole foods bowed down to monsanto, Ive kinda given up hope. I stopped spending all my money at whole foods and if I buy organic at all its certified organic. I miss whole foods the food is by all means spectacular.
     
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    yes you have to be very careful and use good judgement.
     
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    Whole Foods Admits Its Organic Foods Contain GMOs, Tries to Play Victim – Hayden’s Note

    Posted on Jun 07, 2011 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News & Big Pharma
    TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

    Source: Tara Green – Natural News
    Genetically modified foods have become so ubiquitous in the US that even the grocery store ‘Whole Foods’ now admits it cannot keep biotech foods off its shelves. A representative for the corporation acknowledged in May of 2011 that the realities of the marketplace have forced a shift in the company’s previous no-GMO’s policy.
    Joe Dickson, quality standards coordinator for Whole Foods Markets, notes that GMO’s dominate the market, especially for corn, soy and canola crops from which ingredients in most processed foods are derived. “Until there’s federal government mandated labeling of GMO ingredients, there’s no way to tell if packaged products contain GMO ingredients,” Dickson said. “Our approach is to work in the spirit of partnership with our suppliers … to encourage them to take active steps to avoid GMO ingredients.”
    In spite of public skepticism about GMO foods, the FDA has backed Monsanto and other corporations, declaring that modified foods do not require special labeling letting consumers know they are eating Frankenfoods. This is in contrast to the European Union, where public concern over health issues resulted in a moratorium on GMO’s. Many European countries, including France, Germany, Greece, Austria and Luxembourg have banned genetically modified foods, while other countries in the EU permit their sale only when products include clear labels of GMO ingredients.

    http://www.truthistreason.net/whole...ontain-gmos-tries-to-play-victim-haydens-note
     
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