Fruits and vegetables should be the pillar of every diet because they contain a number of nutrients which are essential for our health. We’ve been told to eat more of these gifts of nature by every health expert and professional and we try our best to include them in our everyday meals as much as we can. However, there’s a growing concern regarding the origin of the fruits and vegetables on our market, and the question of how healthy they really are is starting to arise. Our market is getting overloaded with GMO products and how can we tell if what we’re eating is healthy or not? Let’s take tomatoes for example, can you tell the difference between a regular tomato and a genetically modified one? There are some who know the difference, others that don’t and then there are those who simply don’t care. This information is crucial and we’re about to tell you how to identify GMO products and choose your food wisely. If you care for your health and the health of your family you need to pay more attention to this information.
How safe are GMOs?
When it comes to GMO, there are two completely opposite viewpoints. On the one side there are the industry leaders and their scientists who say that genetically engineered food is completely safe for consumption and should not be regarded as toxic or different. But on the other side we have mounting evidence that links them to toxic and allergic reactions, sick, sterile and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals. Most of the developed countries have strict provisions and even bans on the production and use of GMO, among which Australia, Japan and the entire EU, which leads us to conclude that they can’t possibly be safe for consumption.
Fruits and vegetables that are grown in the usual way (with the injection of chemicals) are labeled with a code consisting of four digits. Organically grown fruits and vegetables are tagged with a label code consisting of five digits, starting with 9. While the genetically modified fruit and vegetables have a price tag with a code consisting of five digits starting with the number 8, so you need to steer clear of these products. Knowing what you buy is really important because nowadays more than 80 percent of processed foods in the States have been genetically modified. In Europe, in many countries like Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary and Luxemburg the government has banned the production and sale of GMO food.
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