September 21, 2009
Is Your Favorite Food Safe?
Greenpeace has put together The True Food Shopping List.
What is it? It is a list of food manufacturers who are committed to NOT using genetically engineered (GE) foods and a list of manufaturers who most likely use GE ingredients. It starts out as a list of vague everyday categories, but when you click on one, you receive the 2 lists of the "good" and the "bad".
The reason: As we have learned so far there isn't a federal mandate to label GE foods. Not knowing makes it hard to be comfortable with what you are buying. The True Food Shopping List eliminates any guess work. Though it's not 100% thorough, yet, you can begin now in making informed buying decisions. And every time Greenpeace receives more information they update the List.
I'm glad I read it. I was surprised to see my favorite bread and cereal on the "bad" list. However, I also saw the perfect alternatives on the "good" list. Check it out. (When you do, be sure to keep clicking "next" at the bottom so you can see all product categories.)
I'm a Master Naturalist and an outdoor enthusiast -- mostly kayaking, and I live on a Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay. I'm the author of The Nature Fan, Nature Fan Activists, Green Earth Almanac, and Amanda's Geographic. Formerly, I ran the nationally syndicated column "National Green Activism" for The Examiner, and I was a key factor in the success of many campaigns. Make sure you don't miss a post, and subscribe by email! Thanks for reading.