Blue Corn Chips – a little more expensive – but worth it. We now eat only Blue corn chips – and we eat a lot of Corn chips – Nachos, Refried Beans Chips & Salsa – YUM! Blue Corn Chips and White Corn chips not only taste better but they are much better for you because they aren’t made with GMO corn!! Why be concerned about GMO products? – Isn’t that just one of those crack-pot concerns? – After all, they wouldn’t be allowed to put products out on the market unless they were safe for people to eat. – Hmmmm, well, maybe not. . .“New research out of France has linked both an herbicide and a genetically modified corn to organ damage, tumors and early death among rats, prompting a call for greater regulation of GM foods among sustainable agriculture advocates.
The study – published Wednesday in Food and Chemical Toxicology – found that rats who were exposed to Roundup, a weed killing herbicide, and rats who were fed Roundup-resistant corn developed mammary tumors, kidney and liver damage and died earlier than those in the control group” To read details see: http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/09/study-herbicide-and-gm-corn-may-cause-tumors-early-death/
If you are concerned about using GMO products, here are some things you should know:
- Alfalfa (first planting 2011) is now becoming a GMO crop
- Canola (approx. 90% of U.S. grown Canola seed is GMO )
- Corn (approx. 88% of U.S. crop in 2011 was GMO)
- Cotton (approx. 90% of U.S. crop in 2011 was GMO)
- Papaya (most of Hawaiian crop; approximately 988 acres)is GMO)
- Soy (approx. 94% of U.S. crop in 2011 is GMO)
- Sugar Beets (approx. 95% of U.S. crop in 2010 is GMO)
- Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash (approx. 25,000 acres)
This means that the Yellow Corn meal, Yellow corn chips, Canola Oil, Corn Oil, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Soy oil, Soy beans, Soy Tofu, and Sugar made from Sugar Beets instead of Sugar Cane, – if made in the USA are most likely GMO products.
At this time, Blue Corn and White Corn (chips and flour) are GMO free, as is Cane sugar. If you are interested in learning more about GMO products Here is a link http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/what-is-gmo/
For a good non-GMO shopping guide, this is pretty good, and is kept up to date.http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/