Genetically Modified Foods

I think that a lot of people may avoid organic foods because of the cost. But I also think that a lot of people don’t actually know what an organic food is. My kid’s cereal box caught my eye yesterday, and I think that it sums up organic foods perfectly.

Speaking of genetically engineered ingredients, Monica recently had a blog post about labeling genetically modified foods in California. This made me remember that I wrote a paper on genetically modified foods in college. So, I dug around my computer files to find it.

Genetically modified foods have been given desired traits through genetic engineering. GMFs have been given traits to enhance them, such as making the nutritional content better, improving the flavor, and increasing their resistance to pesticides. Scientists alter a plant’s genes. These genetically modified foods face a lot of debate in society due to their ethical implications, health risks, and environmental impact.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think “scientists” and “food we eat” belongs in the same sentence.

The top ten genetically modified foods and crops are:

  1. Salmon
  2. Animal Feed
  3. Oils
  4. Soybean
  5. Golden Rice
  6. Squash
  7. Tomatoes
  8. Corn
  9. Potatoes
  10. Sugar Beets

(Source)

Any thoughts on genetically modified foods?

Now that the important stuff is out-of-the-way, we can move on to the fun stuff, like breakfast. This morning, I had strawberry Greek yogurt topped with blueberries and granola. I was sad when it was gone because I wanted more.

Look what I found at the grocery store last night!

Ben & Jerry’s frozen Greek yogurt. You guys rock, Ben & Jerry.

I have a busy day today. I have the ultrasound appointment for my calf later this morning. Then, I have an appointment at the eye doctor, where they give me eye drops that intensify the sun x 1,000,000. Great. Later this afternoon, both the kids have dentist appointments. That’s always fun.

Question of the day:

  • Any thoughts on genetically modified foods? Organic foods?
  • Do you like going to the dentist? I actually don’t mind it at all. But I hate when they floss my teeth for me. I’m a big girl. I can floss my own teeth.
  • Any plans/workouts for today?

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13 Responses to Genetically Modified Foods

  1. I bought the exact same ice cream last week. And it was SO GOOD! But I am planning on buying the ice cream maker for my Kitchen Aid to make it myself. You know less sugar and all that stuff. So I don’t feel too bad eating it. :-)

  2. I cannot afford organic all the time. I try to buy more local and organic when I can.

    I do wish they would label all foods with GMO as such.

  3. Gahhhh I hate the dentist. I think it’s just the smell that makes me slightly nauseous. I’m not sure why I don’t like it I haven’t had any traumatic experiences or anything?!

  4. I just recently watched “The Future of Food” and it goes into a lot of depth concerning GMFs. It was a huge eye opener for me! If they are going to genetically modify our food, we should DEFINITELY know if we are eating it.

    I just went to the dentist on Friday. Is it just me, or does the dentist always have the WORST breath!?? I’ve been to a good 5 dentists in my life and they are all so smelly! Thank goodness they wear those little mask things.

  5. I had the blueberry vanilla graham greek froyo at the airport recently, it is so stinkin DELICIOUS!

  6. OMG, that BEN&JERRYS looks awesome! I walked 4 miles outside today & then headed for BIG BOWL for dinner. We got a bunch of appetizers, so that was fun.

  7. Stephanie

    I found your blog through skinny running and I have to say that I get sad too when I finish my greek yogurt and granola! I chuckled a bit relating :)

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