Is Organic Always GMO Free?

I had some friends ask me about this recently, and I have noticed it’s been brought up often on Facebook. With that in mind, I think this article sums up the current labeling we have in the United States, and covers why we continue to push for clear labeling, and a ban on GMO’s!

GMO Awareness

Organic is Usually GMO Free

Buying 100% Organic, certified Organic, and USDA Organic-labeled products is usually the easiest way to identify and avoid genetically modified ingredients.

The United States and Canadian governments do NOT allow companies to label products “100% / Certified Organic” if they contain genetically modified foods.

To put it in more detail:

100% Organic: Must contain 100 percent organically produced ingredients (excluding water and salt). This is the only label that certifies a completely organic product AND completely GMO-free ingredients.

Certified Organic / USDA Organic: At least 95 percent of content is organic by weight (excluding water and salt). The <5% remaining ingredients must consist of substances approved on the USDA’s National List. GMOs are NOT on this list, so USDA Organic products are also usually GMO-free. For verification, consult the following sources:

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ABC Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary thinks those who March Against Monsanto are Idiotic and Stupid!

ABC Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary thinks those who March Against Monsanto are Idiotic and Stupid!

He also thinks if we don’t agree we should stop eating. Oh and he’s states that when he’s right he’s right, and he’s always right. I use to love Shark Tank, but I don’t see myself watching it any longer.

Mr. O’Leary does have a facebook account (https://www.facebook.com/kevinolearytv).  Feel free to tell him how you feel about his comments!!!

 

 

Priorities…

This Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman thing is horrible.  Anytime someone dies, it’s HORRIBLE.  Anytime someone has to make a decision that they feel they are in danger, and they kill someone is HORRIBLE.  Ultimately, we were not there and we don’t know what really happen.  In fact we probably NEVER will.   My question is, why is it this (which has mostly played out in the press) what gets people’s attention…this upsets the public, but the fact that our Government is spying on EVERYONE and allows companies like Monsanto and BP to poison our planet doesn’t even get people to bat an eye.  I am not saying that people do not have a right to be angry (or happy) with regards to the Martin/Zimmerman decision, but why is it this is what upsets people, when truth is these big corporations are killing us and the planet and our own government, those who are suppose to protect us allow it to happen!

McDonalds New Campaign

McDonald’s (home of the 17 ingredient french fry) new campaign wants you to “think with your mouth”. Of course they don’t want us to really think, after all if we are thinking about what we eat, we wouldn’t be eating their “food”.

McDonald’s “food” is more toxic chemicals than real food. Their products are full of GMO’s and keep Monsanto in business. Every time someone buys “food” from them they are voting with their money and supporting Monsanto!

The meat they mix with the toxic chemicals they use  comes from CAFO’s (Confined Animal Feed Operations), where the animals are poorly cared for and pumped up with antibiotics to attempt to protect them from the diseases they are exposed to by being forced to live in their own filth!

So please please please, do not listen to McDonald’s request for you to think with your mouth.  Please think with your brain, or think with your heart.  I know it’s not easy to eat healthy and I know it seems more expensive, but if we keep giving these companies our money they will keep feeding us unhealthy food.  The only way we can change things is to think and vote with our dollar!