Experts around the world agree that we should eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. However, the market is flooded with GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) fruits and vegetables, despite the fact that many different studies have shown that GMO products can seriously affect our overall health!
Do you really know what you eat? Unfortunately, most people can not identify the GMO tomatoes or other GMO products, so in this article we are going to show you how to distinguish between them.
How Safe Are GMOs?
There are two very different views when it comes to the health and safety of genetically modified food — industry leaders and scientists who support GMOs, and those who believe that GMOs are harmful. Genetically modified foods have been linked to toxic and allergic reactions, sick, sterile and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals.
Note: Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In fact, in more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Mexico, Peru, Japan and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.
How To Identify GMO Products — GMO Labeling
By reading the PLU code, or price lookup number printed on the sticker, you can tell if a product was conventionally grown, organically grown, or genetically modified.
- Conventionally grown fruits and vegetables (grown with fertilizers, pesticides, fungicidess, antibiotics, hormones), are labeled with a four digits code. For instance, a banana is labeled with the code: 4011.
- Organic fruits and vegetables (produced without synthetic chemicals), are labeled with a five digits code, starting with the number 9. An organic banana would be: 94011
- Genetically modified (GMO) fruits and vegetables are labeled with a five digits code, starting with the number 8. A genetically modified banana would be: 84011
Note: These tips are very important, as currently more than 80 percent of processed foods in the United States have been genetically modified. In many European countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg and Italy, the production and sale of GMO products is banned.
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