With this guide you can successfully identify GMO food !
This guide will help you identify GMO food
There are a few tricks that can help you identify which foods are genetically modified and which are natural.
Jason Kalton, the nutritionist who studied at Harvard and the co-author of the book “Rich food, poor food”points out the potential dangers of GMOs.
Industrially obtained milk, meat and fish are often derived from animals fed GMO corn, wheat or soybeans. Kalton says that there is a trick that can help you identify GMO fruits and vegetables and other foods.
PLU or Product Number Lookup – Look for the number on the product label
If the four-digit PLU number begins with a 3 or 4, it means that the product is genetically modified, or originated on a farm that uses chemicals and pesticides, which can also be toxic and harmful for the human body.
If the number on the label contains five digits and begins with a 9, it means that the product is organic, grown without chemicals, pesticides or genetic modification.
“You can in good conscience buy these foods,” says Kalton.
Products marked with a five-digit number PLU starting with 8 are GMO crops.
Due to the fact that GMO products are widespread and common and not labeled makes them almost impossible to avoid. There are fruits and vegetables that can rarely be modified such as onions, eggplant, cabbage, mushrooms, peas, avocados, pineapples, mango, kiwi, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, grapefruit and watermelon.
However, there are also products that have far greater chance of being genetically modified, products such ascelery, peppers, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, green beans, potatoes, kale, corn, hot peppers, apples, peaches, strawberries, nectarines, grapes, blueberries, oranges, zucchini and cherry.
Fruits and vegetables can show different signs that will reveal whether they are genetically modified or organic. If you press a little tomato and it bruises, there is little chance that it is not GMO. Try to find fruits and vegetables that are not aesthetically perfect. They will be tasty and above all healthy.
Buying fruits and vegetables from the farmers who grow their own their products is the best solution. If you already have to buy in the store, avoid certain food packaging.
Given that GMO food brings more profits, manufacturers can afford certain packaging that will attract more customers.
General principles of recognition GMO food
GMO food is nicer, rounder, brighter, uniform in size and appearance, bright colors, no bruising and damage, with no rot and scars.
Buy bumpy fruit and vegetables that looks ugly and irregular in form. Disregard the fact that fruits and vegetables are a little whacked and that shows signs of being alive.
If you see this kind of fruit and vegetable on the shelves, chances are they are not GMO.
Avoid attractive packages
The profitability of GMO plants, fruits and vegetables allow manufacturers to spend money on nice packaging. Get information on the Internet about the countries that grow GMOs.
In countries that prohibit the production and import of GMO as France, Switzerland and Hungary you will be at least somewhat confident that the product is not GMO.
The largest producers of GMO foods are the US, Argentina, Brazil, China and India.