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Things you should
know about the foods you eat.
By Doris Temple
Genetically Modified Food
And Normal Food?
GM food is genetically
engineered food. It is also referred to as genetically
engineered, gmo, or ge food.
The changes made to the plants or the seeds are done by
scientists. These changes are made right to the DNA of organism
thus altering the genetic blueprint. These altered plants are
man's doing. They are not the result of evolution or 'survival of
the fittest'. Their mutations can then spread to other plants
The most common modification is to make the plants more herbicide
resistant. Initially the use of herbicides on fields with gm
plants reduced. Then since approximately 2002, there has been a
significant rise in the amount of herbicides used in production.
It seems that the resistance had spread to the other plants as
well. A surprising result for scientists.
The human genome website of the US government is excited about further
developments. Currently research is being conducted to have
bananas vaccinate us against hepatitis. Medicines are best
prescribed by physicians who know and understand your health
condition. What if your child were to eat a pharmaceutical banana?
Normal food would be food that does not have any genetic engineered
ingredients. However, it is important to note that labeling is
not mandatory of ge foods. And that it is estimated that 70%
of processed foods in North America contain genetically engineered
ingredients. The exact figures may not be determined because
food manufacturers may not know when they are buying gm food
So, the bottom line is that the best way to get the traditional normal
food would be to buy organic. Another way to significantly reduce
your exposure to gm food is to cut out processed foods from your diet.
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States Department of Agriculture is one of the many agencies charged
with protecting the food supply.
Information from the USDA:
in Meat & Poultry Products
This fact sheet contains information regarding the food additive
approval process and a glossary of additive terms you may see on a meat
or poultry product label.
Flavorings on Meat & Poultry Labels
The USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline answers some of its most common
questions about the natural flavorings listed on meat and poultry
Poultry Label Says "Fresh"
consumers, "fresh" means whole poultry and cuts have never been below
26 °F. The fact sheet provides background information on this
of Food Ingredients & Sources of Radiation For Use in Meat &
FSIS streamlined the approval process for food ingredients, including
food and color additives, and sources of radiation, by ending the
requirement that they be approved separately by both the Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) and FSIS.