Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health

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Are You Ready For GE Fish?

GE Salmon (top)
Regular salmon (bottom)

Next year we may see genetically engineered fish (salmon) in our supermarkets. They may or may not be labeled. Bottom line: Taste and consumer acceptance will determine its acceptability.

Read how they are grown HERE.



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Words of Wisdom? Our Food System.


For his TEDx talk, click on “What’s Wrong With Our Food System? in the following article. This amazing kid has been talking sense about our food systems since he was eleven years old. His approach is anti-GMO and pro-organic farming.  For more information on Slow Food USA, click HERE. Enjoy!


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Problems with Monsanto?


GMO foods have long been hotly debated and almost everything you read is biased one way or the other, i.e. you’re either for them or against them.  I don’t know if they are harmful and yet I don’t know if they are safe. Now the debate has switched to whether they should be labeled or not. But what seems to be apparent, Monsanto (their creators) is at the heart of the matter.

I would like to see more information from either side on the claimed benefits of GMO crops since their inception 20 years ago, particularly nutritional benefits for  human health.  So far, it appears that the claimed benefits only favor Monsanto that produces both the  herbicide, Roundup and the seeds created by Monsanto to resist Roundup. Bring on GMO foods for better human health instead of profits for Monsanto and others and the debate on their merits may change.

Yellow rice is often proclaimed to be an example of genetically altered crop that offers nutritional benefits since it is a product designed to contain more beta carotene, a form of vitamin A that would help prevent blindness,  common in developing countries. Though it has been around for about 10 years, it still has inherent problems with its yield and growth capabilities. Read my previous post HERE.

For more on the potential of GMO crops that could offer nutritional benefits, Click HERE.