Are you one of those people who buy only organically grown corn, or other vegetables and fruits, in an attempt to avoid genetically modified foods? Okay, I applaud your intentions - to avoid GMO foods to protect yourself from hidden toxins and unknown ill effects. That is admirable; however, how do you know that the food you are buying is really 100% organic?
Unfortunately, most organic farms are located within collateral damage distance from genetically modified crop farmers. Pollen from genetically modified crops is contaminating organic crops via wind, rain, birds, bees and insect pollinators, and there is very little that organic farmers can do about it, except move their farms where birds and bees will not find them - really?
Genetic pollution has become such an inevitable problem, that the environmental protection regulators are considering setting an "allowable limit" for genetic contamination of non-GE or organic foods. In other words, since genetic pollution is so widespread and uncontrollable, the feds are going to come up with an acceptable or safe level for this type of collateral damage. Organic advocates and farmers are not very happy.
Organic soybean farmers are also unhappy about soy processing manufactures throwing them under the bus by buying "organic soybeans" from China. Organic soybeans from China, who are they kidding? Okay, no offense intended to my Chinese friends, but their tract record is not very good, especially when supplying Americans with imported goods. They do not have to follow USDA guidelines for organic farming or any other guideline for that matter.
So, even though the bag reads organic, does not necessarily mean it is, and this is food for thought, pun intended.
Is It Really Organic?
by Dr. S on November 22nd, 2009
Posted in not categorized Tagged with USDA Guidelines, Organic, Genetically Modified Crops, Organic Soybeans
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