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Some of my food rules...
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 2nd, 2010 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

In most food categories, a single inedible ingredient will reduce your choices to 1 or 0. If the thing you can't or won't eat is high-fructose corn syrup, MSG, or another ubiquitous contaminant ... then yeah, about 90 to 95% of the store's contents are inedible for you. If you're trying to avoid genetically engineered ingredients, your choices are limited to buying organic and crossing your fingers that none of it was wind-contaminated. (I'm starting to suspect that some folks are allergic to one or more of the GE strains of corn and other crops. I know several people now with a severe intermittent allergy to corn; sometimes it triggers hard, other times not at all. Narrow down the variables to corn, and there are still at least four: normal corn (various strains) and GE corn (3+ strains). And the GE crap doesn't have to be labeled, so if you're allergic to one, you lose "corn.") It's very frustrating.
capricorn01984 From: capricorn01984 Date: March 2nd, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

If you haven't seen it, track down the old NOVA special titled "Harvest of Fear". Addresses very well in depth the issues surrounding GE foods, corn being a featured one.

We were shown it at the University of FL during my time there.
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