Saturday, December 3, 2011

Know What You Are Eating and No Worry

Do you know GM?

General Motors? General Manager?

Yes, those are GM.

But I want to mention about another GM this time.

It is "Genetically Modified" food.
Another name is "Genetically Engineered" food.

Those foods' DNA are modified to growing hast, strong to drought, and/or other purposes.

GM foods are obligated to label about it in EU, Russia, Japan, even in China.
However, it is not in U.S.

"Just Label It" is a group that is composed by 300 companies, organization, and physicians.
Recently, they presented the petition to FDA, which GM foods are obligated to be labeled it.

USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) tells 80% of corns are GM crops.
And those are contained in a lot of processed foods.
BIO (Biotechnology Industry Association) says, not necessary to label it, because "all of researchers who have studied this problem, conclude no problem for health".

On the other hand,
Gary Hirshberg, CEO of Stonyfield the dairy company and a member of "Just Label It" rebuts, "It is a right of consumers for transparency. People have a right that knowing what they are eating. Everybody becomes experimental animal by eating GM foods".

The group is broadcasting the commercial messages that emphasize "A lot of people do not know they are eating GM foods".
And they are appealing to consumers to access to their website ( and sign up the petition for FDA.

I agree that "people have a right that knowing what they are eating," but do not be scared too much.
There is no evidence "GM foods are bad to health," autough you are taking Advil that has evidence of bad effect for your kidney. Ψ(`∀´)Ψ
If you still worry about it, just try to avoid taking it.
I believe you know that MSG is not bad as people used to complain... right?

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