Finding Alternatives to Genetically Modified Food: These Are Not Your Grandma’s Corn Flakes

A logical place to begin your efforts to purge GM food from your diet is with the first meal of the day. Whether your usual breakfast consists of chocolate Pop Tarts or Quaker Oats Granola, if it’s ready to eat you can bet it contains GMOs. Gone are the days of pouring out a bowl of corn flakes or listening to the snap, crackle, pop of Rice Krispies. Sadly, we must also bid farewell to Rice Krispie Treats. … Continue reading

Junket!

If you have a dairy animal, you know what it’s like to be overwhelmed by milk. Some days it’s hard to stay on top of the supply. Especially, if changing it into another product, like cheese, is going to take much time. As I was looking at all the jars of goat milk in the fridge, I wondered what else I could use it for. Something simple. Something I hadn’t tried, yet. Then it hit me…junket. … Continue reading

Choosing & Preparing Nutrient Dense Vegetables & Fruits

Sorry to depart from Alternatives to GM Food Monday, but this couldn’t wait. Before listening to “Science Friday” on November 29th, I didn’t realize how much food has been altered, even before the advent of genetic modification.(See the Resources section at the end of this post for the link to the interview). The alterations occurred over many years and the unfortunate outcome is food that is depleted of some incredible nutrients. However, the thrust of … Continue reading

Finding Alternatives to Genetically Modified Food – Baby Steps

If you’ve followed the fight people are waging to have GM ingredients labeled in the food products we purchase, you are probably as disappointed as I with the results. Canola, Corn, Cottonseed, Hawaiian Papaya (most), Soybeans, Sugar Beets, and a small amount of Yellow Squash and Zucchini are the eight GM crops in commercial production. Avoiding these crops and their derivatives can be challenging and frustrating. Suddenly swearing off all GM food will leave you with … Continue reading

What Can We Do About Genetically Modified Food?

The genetic modification of a few crops has had a far-reaching impact on the food lining our grocery store shelves. Here is a definition from The Non-GMO Project. “GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.” One of the main reasons for these … Continue reading