Crops with Roundup Ready plants can be sprayed with Roundup Herbicide and not kill Genetically Modified plants. Sounds too good to a farmer that struggles with weeds. The problem is what really happens. Roundup, the herbicide, has apparently been linked to birth defects and reportedly banned from use in provincial areas in Argentina where GM soy is grown.
Okay… not “shit”… but I meant “cool!” Going green and eating green foods is definitely cool. But it doesn’t have to be hard to eat food that is free of chemicals and poisons. Being green has come to mean many things, but for most, it stands for reducing your footprint upon the earth, therefore eating green means to make sure the food on your table didn’t travel too far to get to you.
In recent times, new soy products have flooded the US market. This dramatic increase can be attributed to new soy food categories being introduced, soy foods being repositioned in the marketplace, and new customers selecting soy for health and philosophical reasons. Read on to find out about what this increase in soy intake could mean for your health — in both positive and negative terms.
Some people are absolutely and vehemently against the production/consumption of GMO’s and others seem to wholeheartedly support them. But at the end of the day, most people have no idea what “Genetically Modified” means, having no impact on their buying habits at all.
I learned that sticker labels (produce codes) on fruits actually tell you how the fruits have been grown — whether they were organically grown or conventionally grown with pesticides and herbicides; oh, and let’s not forget about the genetically engineered fruits.
So the real question is: is soy bad for you? Soy is loaded with trypsin inhibitors that prevent proper protein digestion; goitrogen which inhibits thyroid function; phytic acid, a fiber that impairs absorption of minerals; and phytoestrogens which dangerously increase the estrogen hormone.
What if I invited you to lunch and offered you one of three dishes: A bowl of crunchy potato chips, a bowl of juicy red grapes, or a bowl of leafy greens – which would you choose? My mother asked me this question yesterday as we debated my role in convincing society to change their eating habits.
Genetically modified food uses modern biotechnology or ‘gene technology’, which is also called as Genetic engineering, which allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one plant species to the other and then used to grow GM plants and food crops.
Before you grab another heaping helping of your favorite cereal, or sink your teeth into a buttery slice of bread – wait a second.The main ingredient in so many of our favorite (or at least most popular) food choices is wheat. Wheat was cultivated centuries ago, and even gets mentioned in the Bible. So, we’d be apt to guess that it’s good for us, right? Well, most of the world would certainly have you believe so.