Below is a photograph that seems absurd when one first looks at it. But is it really? Consider the prominent current use for genetically engineered corn, soy, canola and cotton, namely, to create a seed that produces a plant resistant to having Roundup dumped directly on it while it grows. We’re not only eating food that has Roundup on it, we’re eating food that has Roundup systemically in it. Yummy.
If California Proposition 37 is defeated in November, we truly will be eating a breakfast of champions – and the champions will be the BioTech Industry and Big Food Inc. And it’s not just breakfast food. Look at your standard list of ingredients of any food from the shelf of your local grocery store. Here is just a fraction of the total list of affected GMO ingredients found in everything from salad dressings to cake mixes. Some might surprise you: canola oil (rapeseed oil), confectioners sugar, corn flour, cornstarch, cottonseed oil, dextrose, glycerin, isoflavones, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, lecithin, malt extract, milk powder, Phenylalanine, tofu, soy flour, soy sauce, (actually ANY soy product…at all), starch, stearic acid, tocopherols (vitamin E), tofu, vegetable oil, vitamin B12, whey powder, xanthan gum. Granted, if the packaging states that the product is ‘organic’, you can count on the fact that if GMO is present in the food, the manufacturers couldn’t legally have known about it. How reassuring. (Apparently ‘100% percent organic food’ is the most reliable but I have personally found ‘100% organic’ food very difficult to find and when I do find it, it is out-of-the stratosphere expensive.)
Again, this is only a partial list. I included a link to the full list . Even as I write this entry I find myself growing more annoyed and even angry that as a consumer I have to work so hard to stay away from GMO. At present, it simply can’t be done if you ever want to eat out or go to a friend’s home for dinner.