Health and Wellness : Urgent:Throw These Cooking Oils in the Trash

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  1. noor100

    noor100 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    By Dr. Mercola


    "If they have to put the word 'natural' on a box to convince you, it probably isn't."
    But this doesn't stop countless processed food manufacturers from boldly labeling their products as 100% natural in the hopes of appealing to health-minded shoppers like you.
    After all, products labeled as "natural" or "sustainable" account for $50 billion in sales annually, or 8 percent of total retail grocery sales, and the numbers are likely growing.​
    When you see a supposedly "natural" product, like ConAgra's Wesson brand vegetable oils claim to be, you would probably assume they contain no genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which by definition are not found in nature.​
    But Wesson oils, specifically the Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil, Corn Oil, and Best Blend, do in fact contain GMOs, prompting a class-action lawsuit over their misleading "100% natural" label claim.​
    Any GM Product is, by Definition, NOT Natural

    The lawsuit alleges that ConAgra's use of GM corn and soy in their cooking oils disqualifies the product as being labeled "all-natural." The plaintiffs cite two very fitting definitions of genetic modification to prove their point, including one from biotech giant, and leading GM seed creator, Monsanto.​

    "According to Monsanto, GMOs are: "Plants or animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs." The complaint also quotes a GMO definition from the World Health Organization: "Organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally."

     
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    Moon Child Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is GREAT INFORMATION TO know!!! GMO'S ARE NOT NATURAL. Check all food labels and know what your consuming.
     
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    I only use olive oil. I bake and boil my meat and fish. As consumers we have to be dilligent. I am wondering why the US government refuse to mentioned the GM foods.. Is the FDA not supposed to be the watchdog agency for overseeing these things.
     
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    Because the government is apart of the problem. They are allowing these foods to be released to the masses knowing that not everyone is going to survive consuming them.
     
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    dunwiddat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What a shame:(
     
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