How to Buy Non-GM Foods

Other than the obvious ways to avoid GM foods, which is partly what we are about here, this is helpful information. Perhaps even the choir may find it useful.
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http://www.responsibletechnology.org/GMFree/HowtoBuyNon-GMFoods/index.cfm
How to Buy Non-GM
"Buying non-GM not only helps address you and your familys health concerns, it also can influence the decisions of food manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Food manufacturers worldwide have switched to non-GM ingredients to appeal to consumer demand--make a change or lose the customer. Were at the top of the food chain and we can move the market."
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<http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/243 Gore's latest.
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Should have posted this too.
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Oh sure. Exercise caution at this site.
One can spend huge amounts of time there.
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What are the health concerns of eating GM food? Virtually every domesticated plant or animal we consume has been genetically modified in some way, through selective breeding if not more modern methods, even those in your home garden. Regardless of the genetic makeup, it's still water, carbs, fat, protein, vitamins and minerals. There is nothing more bizarre in GM foods than in so-called "natural" foods.
So far, the only reasonable objection to GM foods is their possible impact on natural ecosystems; a super-wheat, for instance, that grows wild and supplants all the grasslands of the midwest. That's a SF scenario, however, and no more likely than a super plague a la "I Am Legend." Other impacts may be less melodramatic.
I am not trying to start a war, but I haven't heard any genuine "health concerns" with GM food. No known catastrophes have been reported because of it, only hardier, increased crop yields, so I don't understand the objection to it on those grounds.
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On Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:57:41 -0700, Frank Warner

Michael Pollan, and others, might argue that the above premise is lacking, your description of the make up of food.

If this is a reasonable objection, then based upon this possible impact, lies enough reason, IMO, to *not* support the use of GM products.
What about the suspected effect upon bees and other beneficial insects?

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Charlie wrote:

http://www.responsibletechnology.org/GMFree/HowtoBuyNon-GMFoods/index.cfm
Dangers from GM? a decent overview from a link in the original post by Charlie at: http://www.seedsofdeception.com/DocumentFiles/145.pdf
I can remember when industry was saying GM food would feed the world, but I haven't seen it happen yet. What I have seen happen is foods that contain more pesticide and herbicide residue because of engineering. Whether that's a hazard or not will probably take some time to tell, and even then the results of any long-term studies will most likely be watered down, or obfuscated as per usual. a different Charlie
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My word, we seem to be overflowing with Charlies and Bills! Well met.
They who control the food, control the people it has oft been said. Kissinger realized and proposed this several decades ago. GM and patented seed helps realize this proposal, as the ability to produce freely on a grand scale has been compromised and the farmer has been reduced to the role of agent and producer for the agrigiants and corpogov. The implications outlined in this plan are frightening.
This is another reason I keep hammering away at this subject of seed diversity and open-pollinate seeds, to any one who will listen and to those who don't want to listen
http://www.schillerinstitute.org/food_for_peace/kiss_nssm_jb_1995.html
"Mandatory programs may be needed and we should be considering these possibilities now, the document continued, adding, Would food be considered an instrument of national power? ... Is the U.S. prepared to accept food rationing to help people who can't/won't control their population growth?"
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We don't know yet. GM food has not been round long enough for any negative health impacts to be seen. After perhaps 50 years or so, we might have sufficient evidence to say one way or the other that it is or isn't a problem. But even then we rely on the fact that testing needs to be done and all I've read about testing of GM products suggest that right across the board, the testing has either been woefully in adequate or not done at all. either way, I don't want to be the guinea pig who proves that it is a problem.
Virtually every

That is a spurious argument on two counts.
Firstly, genetic modification that comes from selective breeding is a natural process. A gardener/farmer can move the best genes (and worst, thus all the trialling that happens before a release of any new plant) from one plant into a relative but it does not, and cannot, happen without the familial relationship. Genetic modification known as GM, is trangenitc modification of a plant. That means that a foreign, non-familial gene is moved from one organism into another in a way that cannot ever possibly happen in nature.
Secondly, 'natural foods' are what we, as a species, have eaten for millenia and from doing that we already know of certain allergies and problems that can impact on us. Peanut allergy and coeliac disease are two such known problems. With GM, genes from previously uneaten species can find their way into the food chain of both the plants we eat and the animals we eat and the animals that live with us. At this stage we already know that some of these GM genes are already causing problems in the animals that live around us or that we eat. If that doesn't ring alarm bells, then it should. See below.

Unfornuately it isn't really such an SF scenario. If you know of the Schmeiser case in Canada then you would know that GM genes have already been foudn where they shouldn't be. Farmers and consumers should be able to make the choice about whether they eat or grow non GMO food and in the Canadian case the GMO genes have already escaped to cause damage where they were not wanted.

Then you haven't really been looking to find any genuine information on it.
As just one example I could provide, try reading: http://www.seedsofdeception.com/utility/showArticle/?objectID 40
No known catastrophes have been reported

There are problems with GM. Try google.
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