I have known about GMO’s for a long time and have learned how to avoid GMO ingredients in my family’s food as best as I can. (Even though to many people who are unaware or unconcerned about GMO’s, I seem crazy and that avoiding GMO foods is thought of as disordered eating.)
The main things to avoid for sure are: milk with growth hormones, corn, soy, sugar, canola, and cottonseed.
It is not easy to just avoid these things because they are in nearly everything, especially if you buy a lot of packaged foods like crackers, cookies, chips, ketchup, etc. Canola oil and soybean oil are in all kinds of crackers, salad dressings, cookies, canned foods, deli meats, frozen foods (like french fries), etc. There is often even cottonseed, canola, or soybean oil on raisins or other dried fruit like blueberries or cranberries. Even nuts are tossed in soybean or canola oil. You may think that you are being healthy when you are buying a vegan snack food such as trail mix, but unless it is natural and/or organic, it most likely contains soybean or canola oil.
It isn’t easy to avoid GMO’s and it isn’t fair that we have to read labels and act like detectives, searching for these hidden harmful ingredients in the food that we eat and feed to our families.
I am ready to stand up against these corporations and share more of my knowledge with the world here on my blog, even if I come off as crazy. I think it is important and it is something that I am passionate about. I want people to be awake and conscious and to live healthy and happy lives in freedom.
More to come from me in future posts, including some of our favorite non-GMO staples.