02 Jan

Do you know what you are buying from the grocery store?

1Say-no-to-Processed-FoodsWhat products should you avoid?  Most cereals that are made for kids and adults.  Most frozen food items.  Anything that is artificially sweeten or just sweetened with corn syrup or fructose.  It is believed that 70-80 percent of all food items in the grocery store have Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in them. Please be careful and try to eat more of a Plant Based diet and if possible buy Organic foods preferably.  According to U.S. Newswire (2007), “Reality: High fructose corn syrup is made from corn, a natural grain product. The process to make high fructose corn syrup begins with steeping corn to soften and separate the kernel into its component parts–starch, corn hull, protein and oil. Many of the processes used to make high fructose corn syrup are used in the production of other foods and ingredients that are commonly considered natural” (2007).   And unfortunately, nearly all corn-based products are manufactured by Monsanto, the weed killer and pesticide company.  “The “big four” biotech seed companies—Monsanto, DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred, Syngenta, and Dow AgroSciences—own 80% of the US corn market and 70% of the soybean business” (“gmeducation.org,” The Monsanto Monopoly).

References

(2007, December 13). CRA Releases Top Published Myths About High Fructose Corn Syrup. U.S. Newswire. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.apollolibrary.com/docview/450800183?accountid=35812

http://www.gmeducation.org/latest-news/p207220-the%20monsanto%20monopoly.html