About half of the ingredients used by the Denver-based Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant chain contain genetically modified organisms, the company announced recently.
The brand, which often promotes its commitment to naturally raised meats and local produce in a bid to distance itself from chains like Taco Bell and McDonald’s, recently became the first fast-food chain to label the ingredients it uses that contain GMOs. The total, according to the chain’s website: 12 of 24 common ingredients contain the controversial foods.
We’ve seen similar scenarios in the past, events in which the massive financial power of multi-national corporations is able to buy out legislators who were elected to ‘represent’ voters. But now, Monsanto has set the bar even higher. Instead of just getting a few kickbacks or avoiding USDA regulation, Monsanto lobbyists have gone as far as to generate legislative inclusions into a new bill that puts Monsanto above the federal government.
Offgrid Outpost, an online retailer of storable foods, survival tools and supplies, water filtration and storage systems, and solar panels, announces that it has transitioned its storable foods product line to only foods that contain no genetically modified organisms (commonly referred to as non GMO). Via its partnership with Legacy Premium Food Storage, Offgrid Outpost features only non-GMO storable foods, while still offering a 25-year shelf life and a wide variety of meal types.
Are you and your family on the wrong side of a bet?
When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and all future generations were put at risk by an infant technology.
After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves.
This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.
In fact this year there is a greater amount of states that will have the law on the ballets to label GMOs, and eventually we will win this war. Until then how can concerned consumers avoid GMO food? It’s been made simpler these days due to the enormous care and concern by anti-gmo advocates. To start with if you have never watched the documentary titled, “Genetic Roulette- The gamble of our lives” I highly suggest you do. If after you watch this film you want to own it, you can do so using this link. I would also suggest that if this film changes your perception of food that you show it to everyone you care about! It is about an hour and half long and will enlighten you too just how bad GMOs are for you, animals and the planet.
I am a “food citizen” who has thankfully been given the opportunity to voice my opinion directly to the President of the United States and am petitioning this administration to take the necessary measures to ensure that GMO labeling will happen.
Believe it or not, eating organic food does not have to be expensive. Over the past few years, the growing interest in organic food and its many benefits has led to more competition and increased availability. Organic options are more accessible, and if you’re concerned about where your food comes from, affordable organic items are available to you.