A friend of mine posted this to her facebook a bit ago http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/business/growers-fret-over-a-new-apple-that-wont-turn-brown.html and quite frankly, it's got me worried. You can check which food is organic by making sure the label starts with 9, but there's no requirements about labeling genetically modified food. I can't always afford to shop at Whole Foods or similar stores, but now I'm worried that the generic bag of green apples I pick up for my kids to eat might be genetically modified.
Is there anything I can do to make sure my family and I are eating real -natural- food and not something that's been tampered with in a lab, outside of buying organic or growing my own?
Is there something we as a community can to do stop this kind of tampering?
Is it possible for you to get organic apples? They are part of the dirty dozen list. Otherwise, I believe GMO fruits and/or veggies will have a number that begins with 8 instead of 4 for regularly produced and 9 for organics.
Famers markets, and CSA are good. Prices, especially for produce in season are typically less than the general grocery stores. And you can usually take a day trip out to the farm to ensure your food is growing naturally.
Or you can go pick your own -- http://www.pickyourown.org/
Great weekend day trip for the kids, and they get to see where real food comes from.
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