Friday, March 5, 2010

AVOID GMOs

Everything You HAVE TO KNOW about Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods from Jeffrey Smith on Vimeo.


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***LIST OF GMO PRODUCTS TO AVOID***(Buy Organic & avoid GMO ingredients & oils from)
The 4 main GMO crops are:Corn, Canola, Soy, Cotton,

Some other products to avoid*:
* Roundup Ready® alfalfa, lettuce, sugar beets, soybeans, canola, wheat and creeping bentgrass
* Bt insect-protected apples
* Disease-resistant bananas
* Disease-resistant canola corn
* Rootworm-resistant corn
* YieldGard® corn
* Glyphosate-tolerant corn
* Insect-resistant corn
* Insect-protected cotton
* Next-generation Roundup Ready® cotton
* Vegetative insecticidal protein cotton
* LibertyLink® rice
* Insect-protected soybeans
* LibertyLink® soybeans
* Fusarium-resistant wheat
* Fruits and vegetables with longer shelf life(labelled or irradiated)
* Golden rice
* Phytase for animal feed (reduces phosphorus pollution from animal waste)
* Increased-energy-availability corn
* Improved drought-response corn
* Corn amylase for enhanced ethanol production
* Soybeans with improved protein functionality
* Edible vaccines and antibiotics
* Anticoagulants, blood substitutes, and hormones created from plants
* Plants that are able to absorb and store toxic substances
Glucose syrup, fructose, dextrose: All made from starch
Source: USDA's "Amber Waves."

Possible examples include:
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genetically modified sweetcorn (in tins)*;
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GM tomatoes**;
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GM potatoes**;
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raw salad from GM chicory** ; and
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GM salmon**.

* = approved in the EU, but not available
** = the respective GM plants or GM animals are not approved in the EU at present

Food, ingredients or additives, which are produced from GMOs.
For labelling, it is irrelevant if the GMOs used are detectable in the end product.
At present, possible products include those made from GM soy beans and GM maize:
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Oil from GM soy beans;
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margarine from GM soy bean oil;
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Oil from GM rapeseed/canola;
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cornflakes from GM corn;
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starch from GM corn;
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bread with GM soy protein or GM soy flour; and
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*glucose (dextrose), glucose syrup and other ingredients with GM corn starch.**
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peanut puff snacks, tacos containing GM corn starch.
Additives which are produced from GM plants also must be labelled, and include:
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sugar from GM sugar beet;
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lecithin from GM soy beans;
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vitamin E (tocopherol) from GM soy beans; and
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cellulose from GM cotton, used as thickening agents and binder.
Further products which must be labelled, but for which at present there are no approved GMOs:
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tomato sauce from GM tomatoes;
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chips from GM potatoes;
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starch from GM potatoes or GM wheat;

Food, ingredients and additives which contain genetically modified organisms:
This category applies primarily to food produced with GM microorganisms, and includes:
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wheat beer with GM yeast;
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yeast extract from GM yeast;
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yoghurt with GM lactobacilli (lactic acid bacteria);
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salami (raw sausages) with GM lactobacilli (lactic acid bacteria);
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blue cheese with GM moulds; and
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Quorn (protein from protazoa) from GM fungi.
To date, no GM yeast, GM bacteria or GM fungi are approved in the EU for use in food.

Labelling. Additives that are produced with the help of genetically modified microorganisms do not require labelling
beacuse GMOs are not directly associated with the final product. Because the final product is carefully purified
and does not contain any genetically modified organisms, vitamins and additives made in this way are not subjected
to special regulations or labelling requirements.
In some cases, amino acids and enzymes are not legally considered foods. Rather, they are known as processing aids.
This is why there is no legal requirement to declare these additives on the list of ingredients.


Food Products
Overview: Foods, Genetic Engineering, and Labelling

For the most part, foods in European supermarkets are not genetically modified. But that doesn't mean genetic engineering doesn't play a role in the production of the food we eat each day.



Tomatoes, Potatoes, Apples ...
***Genetically modified fruits and vegetables***
GM products on the market: no
Labelling: yes
See also: Fruits


Baked Goods
(Bread, Biscuits, Snacks)
Common ingredients that could be produced with genetic engineering:
Flour from GM soybean
Labelling: yes
Oils from GM soybean or GM rapeseed
Labelling: yes
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) produced by GM microorganisms
Labelling: no
Glutamate (flavour enhancer used in snacks) produced by GM microorganisms
Labelling: no
Enzymes and other processing aids produced with the help of GM microorganisms
Labelling: no
See also: Bread and Pastries


Sweets
(Chocolate, Candy, Ice Cream ...)
Common ingredients that could be produced with genetic engineering:
Lecithin from GM soy
Labelling: yes
Glucose or glucose syrup (corn syrup) from GM maize
Labelling: yes
Sugar from sugar beets
Labelling: yes
Enzymes produced with the help of GM microorganisms
Labelling: no
Ingredients and additives from GM maize
Labelling: yes
Sweeteners: Aspartame or citric acid produced by GM microorganisms
Labelling: no
See also: Sweets


Cheese
Common ingredients that could be produced with genetic engineering:
Milk from animals that were raised with GM feed
Labelling: no
Chymosin enzyme produced with the help of GM microorganisms
Labelling: no
See also: Dairy Products


Meat and Sausage
Common ingredients that could be produced with genetic engineering:
Meat from animals that were raised with GM feed
Labelling: no
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) produced with the help of GM microorganisms
Labelling: no
Glutamate (flavour enhancer), produced with the help of GM microorganisms
Labelling: no
See also: Meat and Sausages


Beverages (Fruit Juice)
Common ingredients that could be produced with genetic engineering:
Vitamins (C, B2, B12) produced with the help of GM microorganisms
Labelling: no
Enzymes used in processing, pressing, or filtering juices that are made with the help of GM microorganisms
Labelling: no
See also: Beer, Wine, Juice, Soft Drinks

***Global Area of Genetically Engineered Crops, 1996 to 2006: By Country (Million Hectares)***

Field trials with GM zucchinis
Country: USA, Argentina, Brazil, CANADA, China, Paraguay.
1996 1.5 0.1 -- 0.1 -- --
1997 8.1 1.4 -- 1.3 0.0 --
1998 20.5 4.3 -- 2.8 <0.1 --
1999 28.7 65.7 1.4* 4.0 0.3 --
2000 30.3 10.0 3.6* 3.0 0.5 --
2001 35.7 11.8 5.7* 3.2 1.5 --
2002 39.0 13.5 6.3* 3.5 2.1 --
2003 42.8 13.9 3.0 4.4 2.8 --
2004 47.6 16.2 5.0 5.4 3.7 1.2
2005 49.8 17.1 9.0 5.8 3.3 1.8
2006 54.6 18.0 11.5 6.1 3.5 2.0
*illegal cultivation of gmos: calculated area

Global Area of Genetically Engineered Crops, 1996 to 2006: By Country (Million Hectares)
Country India South Africa Uruguay Australia Mexico Romania
1996 -- -- -- <0.1 <0.1 --
1997 -- -- -- 0.1 <0.1 --
1998 -- <0.1 -- 0.1 -- --
1999 -- 0.1 -- 0.1 <0.1 <0.1
2000 -- 0.2 <0.1 0.2 <0.1 <0.1
2001 -- 0.2 <0.1 0.2 <0.1 <0.1
2002 <0.1 0.3 <0.1 0.1 <0.1 <0.1
2003 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.1 <0.1 <0.1
2004 0.5 0.5. 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1
2005 1.3 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1
2006 3.8 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1

Global Area of Genetically Engineered Crops, 1996 to 2006: By Country (Million Hectares)
Country Philippines Honduras Colombia Iran Spain Portugal Germany
1996 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1997 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1998 -- -- -- -- <0.1 -- --
1999 -- -- -- -- <0.1 <0.1 --
2000 -- -- -- -- <0.1 -- <0.1
2001 -- -- -- -- <0.1 -- <0.1
2002 -- <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 -- <0.1
2003 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.1 <0.1 -- <0.1
2004 0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.5 0.1 -- <0.1
2005 0.1 <0.1 <0.1 1.3 0.1 <0.1 <0.1
2006 0.2 <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.1 <0.1 <0.1
Source: ISAAA, Clive James, 2006.
EU
Application 6
Countries Italy 3, Spain 2, France 1
Period 1996-1997
Traits Virus resistance
Worldwide
USA 60
Period 1989-2001
other countries Canada, Mexico

***Utilisation of GM zucchinis***
Approvals worldwide
For cultivation As foodstuff/feed
USA 2 2
Canada 2
Traits Virus resistance
Listed are the different GM zucchini lines (Events).
Cultivation
EU None
USA Virus-resistant zucchinis are grown on about 10.000 hectares. To date, there is no information available as to which extend
it is also used for the production of the in Europe used aspartame.

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