Non-GMO — The Front Line in the Battle to Save Your Food

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Non-GMO vs. Organic Food? They’re Both About Saving the Planet!

This war isn’t actually about the battle between 42846558 - non-GMO vs organic foodnon-GMO vs organic food — not in terms of what you decide to eat! The real war is about preserving the natural environment of the planet we share! It’s about preventing the permanent, irreversible destruction of our entire ecosystem by high-tech agribusiness. GMO crops are the biggest immediate concern, but let’s not forget their latest Frankenfood — nano technologies. But for now, non-GMO foods are on the front lines.

I personally buy mostly organic produce. But whether I buy non-GMO or organic food is just a personal choice. It’s actually not the most important consideration. Though it seems to many people that non-GMO foods are competing with organics, that is not the whole story. People who purchase low-cost non-GMO foods are not organic food customers anyway.

What’s far more significant is that it’s considerably easier and more profitable for farmers to grow non-GMO crops! Easier, in fact, than either GMO’s or organic crops.

This changes everything!

Farmers are starting to realize they can be more successful without the use of costly Monsanto chemicals and even get better or comparable yields with lower costs the need to destroy their land and environment — and without the investment it takes to become a certified organic farmer.

Here’s why:

10222671 - non-GMO vs organic foodFirst, it is very expensive and time-consuming to become a certified organic farmer. The fields you want to use must remain fallow for at least 3 years. And it costs as much as $1,500.00 just to apply for certification. Then you must keep detailed records of what you are doing on those fields every single day … forever!

After all that, thanks to “genetic drift,” there’s still no guarantee that your crops won’t be infected by GMO’s anyway because you just can’t tell the wind not to blow! If that happens, you might even get sued by Monsanto for growing their patented crops without permission. And thanks to an army of lawyers, they usually win — though recently the truth has started coming out even in their rigged courts. Whoever wins, you lose — because the huge investment you made to become a certified organic farm is gone!

It may be too late anyway! Virtually all commercial seeds in America already have trace levels of genetically modified proteins. It’s an uphill battle for many farmers. And small organic farmers now have to compete more and more with “organic” farmers everywhere from Brazil to Spain — and even China.

The harsh reality today is that many farmers are willing to grow lower cost, more commercially viable and more sustainable non-GMO crops — which just might help stop GMO’s from infecting the entire world before it’s too late!

It’s a War Between GMO’s and … Everything Else!

So yes, in the battle between non-GMO vs organic food I prefer organics for a lot of reasons, from greater nutritional density to better flavor. But in this war, it is the non-GMO foods that are effectively on the front line for the battle to save all real food, especially organics.

Invisible GMO ingredients You Need to avoid.:
  • Aspartame
    (also called AminoSweet, NutraSwee®, Equal Spoonful, Canderel, BeneVia)
  • baking powder
  • canola oil (rapeseed oil)
  • caramel color
  • cellulose
  • citric acid
  • cobalamin (Vitamin B12)
  • colorose
  • condensed milk
  • confectioners sugar
  • corn flour corn masa
  • corn meal corn oil
  • corn sugar
  • corn syrup
  • cornstarch
  • cottonseed oil
  • cyclodextrin
  • cystein
  • dextrin
  • dextrose
  • diacetyl diglyceride
  • erythritol
  • Equal
  • food starch
  • fructose (any form)
  • glucose
  • glutamate
  • glutamic acid
  • glycerides
  • glycerin
  • glycerol
  • glycerol monooleate
  • glycine hemicellulose
  • high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
  • hydrogenated starch
  • hydrolyzed vegetable protein
  • inositol
  • inverse syrup
  • inversol
  • invert sugar
  • isoflavones
  • lactic acid
  • lecithin leucine
  • lysine
  • malitol
  • malt
  • malt syrup
  • malt extract
  • maltodextrin
  • maltose
  • mannitol
  • methylcellulose
  • milk powder
  • milo starch
  • modified food starch
  • modified starch
  • mono and diglycerides
  • monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Nutrasweet
  • oleic acid
  • Phenylalanine
  • phytic acid
  • protein isolate
  • shoyu
  • sorbitol
  • soy flour
  • soy isolates
  • soy lecithin
  • soy milk
  • soy oil
  • soy protein
  • soy protein isolate
  • soy sauce
  • starch
  • stearic acid
  • sugar (unless specified as cane sugar)
  • tamari
  • tempeh
  • teriyaki marinades
  • textured vegetable protein
  • threonine
  • tocopherols (vitamin E)
  • tofu
  • trehalose
  • triglyceride v
  • egetable fat
  • vegetable oil
  • vitamin B12
  • vitamin E
  • whey
  • whey powder
  • xanthan gum
  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) although usually derived from corn,
    is probably not GM because it is not likely made in North America.

Also Read:

The Real Purpose of GMO’s — and It’s Not Feeding the World!

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I studied nutrition at U.C. Berkeley and was a nutrition writer for Shaklee Corp. in the 1980s. I became a raw foodist in 1995 at the Optimum Health Institute of San Diego where I taught raw food for several years. Later, I taught at New Life Expos, Wild Oats stores and many other venues. I created this website in 1996. My greatest joy is learning about raw food, nutrition, health and more then sharing it with you. Thanks for making RawFoodLife.com the #1 website for Raw Food!

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