Genetically modified (GM) foods — are they safe or harmful? While regulatory authorities have approved GM food that is on the market, some people are concerned that there is risk of harm. Most foods we eat may contain ingredients derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
If you live in Europe, avoiding GM foods is easier since laws require labeling. In the US and Canada, however, food manufacturers are not required to label if their food is genetically modified or not.
While doing research I came upon this great site that gives us some guidelines for steering clear of GM foods in your diet, if that’s your choice. I especially liked the information in Step 4 about fruits and vegetables. I never knew that the numbers on the label on fruits and veggies actually mean something! Click the link below for some terrific information.
There are also some great organizations out there promoting sources of non-GMO products, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. One in particular that I found to be pretty informative is the Non GMO Project. Click on the link below to access their website.
While I know the subject is open to debate, it can’t hurt to be more aware of the foods we’re putting in our bodies. I hope this information is helpful in your journey toward optimal health!
Michael Lenz RPh, is a partner in Fallon Wellness Pharmacy of Saratoga. He has over 10 years of experience in custom compounding. He has received extensive training in Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Adrenal Fatigue. He is currently enrolled in the Institute of Functional Medicine’s Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner Program.
source: wikihow.com; nongmoproject.org