If you don’t live in a country that’s banned Genetically Modified food, it can be difficult to keep track of what foods are GM and what foods aren’t. The most important thing you can do to avoid eating GMOs is to become familiar with foods or ingredients that are commonly GM. Having that information is a step in the right direction, but there’s more you can do including buying food from local farmers you trust.
Know Your Food
In her article for Prevent Disease Natasha Longo talks about how education and changes to how and where you buy your food can help you avoid eating GMOs.
It’s almost impossible to avoid all GMO foods, however educating yourself can make a big difference in the percentage of foods you purchase as a consumer.
Natasha’s list includes:
- becoming familiar with common foods that are genetically modified
- understanding the labeling codes on fruits and vegetables
- buying 100% grass-fed beef
- buying local food
- sticking to whole foods
- growing your own food
Read the full article here.
And, thankfully, there are now a couple of apps to help make it even easier to avoid GMO food. Buycott is an app that helps you avoid foods (by scanning the bar code) that violate campaigns you’re aligned with, GMO labeling in this case. Fooducate, which has a mission to “eliminate nutrition label confusion,” also has an app that you can use to scan products while you’re shopping and will alert you if there are possible GM ingredients in the food.