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Fri Jan 4, 2013, 05:20 PM

 

Want to live a life completely GMO free? Let me tell you how easy it is.

Eat nothing made from corn, canola, cottonseed, rice, sugar beets, and soy beans.

This is easy for me because I generally cook with either organic peanut oil or organic extra virgin olive oil. Corn chips and rice have too many carbs and I need to lose weight. I rarely use any form of sugar in cooking and when I do it's usually organic honey obtained locally.

Eat no papaya. I hate papaya, so this is not a problem for me.

Eat no dairy produced by hormone raised cattle. Easy to get from Whole foods and the issue of the hormones themselves are more important to me for health reasons than the fact that some hormones are produced via GMO organisms.

Buy no fresh produce with a PLU sticker that starts with an 8.

That's pretty much it. Follow those rules above and you're really living a low-carb diet for the most part, but you won't be eating anything GMO.

Soon there may be an issue with salmon, but I rarely eat salmon after an experience with a piece of salmon in a restaurant that had gone bad.

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Reply Want to live a life completely GMO free? Let me tell you how easy it is. (Original post)
RomneyLies Jan 2013 OP
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #1
renate Jan 2013 #2
Luminous Animal Jan 2013 #5
renate Jan 2013 #7
Luminous Animal Jan 2013 #8
Delphinus Jan 2013 #3
Luminous Animal Jan 2013 #4
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #6
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #10
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #12
bluestate10 Jan 2013 #9
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #11
Scuba Jan 2013 #13
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #14
gollygee Jan 2013 #15
pnwmom Jan 2013 #16

Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 06:41 PM

1. Shameless self kick n/t

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:12 PM

2. thank you!

I haven't even tried to go GMO-free because it seems so difficult, but your system makes it simple (to remember, not to do).

I'm not strictly opposed to GM foods because my understanding is that they make increased crop yields possible in parts of the world that are in desperate need of increased food supplies, and as a well-fed American I can't stand on principle when people are starving... but I'm not fond of the idea of being a human guinea pig for corporations who are just after greater profits. So given the choice, I would prefer to avoid them. Thanks for this list!

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Response to renate (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:24 PM

5. You can also check out this website which lists verified non-GMO brands and products....

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 08:13 PM

7. thank you very much!



That'll be really useful! I'll put it on my phone for when I go to the store!

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Response to renate (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:15 PM

8. You are welcome! I am lucky that I have access to a co-op that carries zero

GMO products.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:18 PM

3. Yeah, that

salmon is a problem for me, and that's really the only thing I miss with being vegetarian - salmon!

Thanks for your help in this.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:24 PM

4. Actually, there are many products on your list that are non-GMO

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Response to Luminous Animal (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 07:33 PM

6. Oh absolutely, you can get non-GMO versions of everything.

 

It's more difficult that simply doing without those products that are widely GM these days, though.

I find it best to grow any corn I eat.

If I had the room, I'd grow heirloom soybeans, but only so I could make my own tofu.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:23 PM

10. What is the origin of the seed that you use? How far back can you trace the pedigree of the seed. nt

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:27 AM

12. I buy seed from Seedsavers.com and rareseeds.com

 

I usually buy my hybrids from Burpee.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:22 PM

9. Add tomatoes. All tomatoes are hybrids that have had gene modification. nt

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 10:48 PM

11. That is outright bullshit

 

Hybrids are naturally bred. There is no genetic modification in hybrids and trying to claim it is absolute bullshit and you know it.

There was a single tomato variety with gentic modification. It failed in the market place and has since been abandoned.

All other tomatoes are NOT genetically modified. Any claims to the contrary are lies.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 06:46 AM

13. Can you provide some citation for your post, or is this your opinion?

In previous posts your opinions have been largely devoid of merit.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 10:57 AM

14. Google.GMO foods

 

You will find thousands of references to what foods are GMO. If you simply do not eat any of those organisms which have GMO versions in the market, you will not eat any GMO food.

As of now there is no GMO wheat or barley in the market, so neither is on my list., for example.

Yes, you can obtain non GMO versions of the foods I listed, but if you avoid those foods completely, you will eat no GMO food.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:02 AM

15. I just buy my food from the local food co-op

They research what they keep in the store and don't carry any GMOs. And I like supporting local farmers/food producers, which the co-op does.

Co-ops are the way to get food. Food is more reasonably priced than health food stores due to the co-op model, and you get quality food.

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Response to RomneyLies (Original post)

Sat Jan 5, 2013, 11:07 AM

16. Leaving out rice, corn, and soy wouldn't be easy at all

for those of us who already can't eat any carb with gluten (wheat, barley, etc.)

And it wouldn't be easy for anyone who takes prescription medication, since so many are made with corn fillers.

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