2018 Dirty Dozen List – GMO & Such

“As I’ve gotten older, I have become wiser about food and nutrition. Working regularly with organic and non-gmo produce, I have come to learn when it is important, and when it may not make much of a difference. I would love to buy all organic produce, but find it too pricey. So, instead, I buy organic when it matters, and buy conventional otherwise. I complement this with a daily, monthly and quarterly detox to eliminate toxins that inevitably invaded my system.
The videos and articles below provide basic understanding of the ‘Non-GMO craze’. It really does matter, not as a part of a conspiracy, though. Because food production has become industrialized, we are introducing toxins into our food change, and eliminating nutrients, all to make more profit. But it is separating us from God’s nature, which is the main cause of many chronic health conditions.” – Kevy Michaels

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2018 Dirty Dozen List
Provided by Produce Retailer

The group identified the following items on its “Dirty Dozen” list of produce with the most pesticide residue:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Grapes
  6. Peaches
  7. Cherries
  8. Pears
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Celery
  11. Potatoes
  12. Sweet Bell Peppers

Here are the items the EWG identified for its “Clean 15,” which report the least likelihood to contain pesticide residue.

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet Corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbages
  5. Onions
  6. Sweet Peas
  7. Papayas
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangoes
  10. Eggplants
  11. Honeydews
  12. Kiwis
  13. Cantaloupes
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Broccoli
GMO vs. Non GMOs – Why Does it Matter?

You can’t ignore the headlines. GMOs have become a widely popular topic of discussion among consumers, but it is also a topic that has spurred many misconceptions by activists and food companies. Consumers have choices from GMO

What are GMOs?

Genetically modified organism: an organism or microorganism whose genetic material has been altered by means of genetic engineering.

products to non-GMO products when shopping. Many, when looking for foods without GMO ingredients, look for the “USDA Organic

What Defines Organic Food?

Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.

” label or products labeled as “non-GMO.”

According to the latest survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 55 percent of Americans believe organically grown produce is healthier than conventionally grown varieties, while 41 percent say there is no difference between organic and conventionally grown produce and 3 percent say that conventionally grown produce is better.

Many are not aware that food from GM seeds have the same nutritional characteristics as food from seeds produced through conventional breeding, including organic crops.

“The nutritional value of GMO foods is tested and compared against non-GMO foods. Numerous studies have shown no nutritional difference between commercially available GMO and non-GMO foods. In fact, genetic modifications can actually improve nutritional content for some foods” Says Dr. Peggy Lamaux, Cooperative Extensions Specialist at the University of California, Berkeley as quoted on Bestfoodfacts.org.

Put simply, USDA and FDA state the following:
  • If a bioengineered food is significantly different from its traditional counterpart, such that the common or usual name no longer adequately describes the new food, the name must be changed to describe the difference.
  • If an issue exists for the food or a constituent of the food regarding how the food is used or consequences of its use, a statement must be made on the label to describe the issue.
  • If a bioengineered food has a significantly different nutritional property, its label must reflect the difference.
  • If a new food includes an allergen that consumers would not expect to be present based on the name of the food, the presence of that allergen must be disclosed on the label.

To read more about bioengineered food labeling, visit the following:

Top 12 GMO foods to avoid

18 Genetically Modified Organisms You Don’t Know About

When one experiences Transformation, as I have, they will experience the virtues of Inspiration, Hopefulness, Spirituality, Determination, Patience, Creativity, Healing, Prayer & Meditation, Self-Love, Communion With Nature, and Courage. – Kevy Michaels

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