Wednesday, January 30, 2008


When buying your fruit at the grocery store rather than a greenmarket, you will notice the little stickers on fruits and vegetables. They actually have digits that let you know whether they're conventionally grown or organic, and if they're genetically modified (refers to crop plants created for human or animal consumption using the latest molecular biology techniques. These plants have been modified in the laboratory to enhance desired traits -- yikes).

GM foods have been in stores only since the 1990s, so we don't know the long-term health risks, and in a 1998 EPA sampling, 29% of the foods tested contained detectable pesticides.
Less of an eco-gamble. Scientists are concerned that GMOs will reduce biodiversity.

Eaters all over the world agree that the range of possible flavors is greater when we just let Mother Nature do her thing.

A four-digit number means it's conventionally grown.
A five-digit number beginning with 9 means it's organic.
A five-digit number beginning with 8 means it's GM.

Source: Daily Bite

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