How To Identify Genetically Modified Food In The Shops And Markets


There are numerous people who cannot recognize GMO tomatoes. Here we present you a simple way that will help you recognize these tomatoes and know what you eat.

*If you judge by the looks, then, GMO food is going to be more appealing. In the supermarket, it will be the rounder, shinier, juicier looking, more attractive fruit and vegetables. But, nature always finds its way. Of course, as none of us are exactly the same, neither the food can be exactly the same. Namely, try to aim for foods that do not seem perfect. Real veggies and fruits show many different signs that will let you know they are alive.

*Another important advice is to avoid supermarkets whenever possible. To ensure your purchasing completely GMO- free veggies or fruits, try to buy from farmers who grow their foods themselves. These local merchants will also let you pick fruit and veggies by yourself, which again are not perfect- looking.

*Furthermore, if you must buy from the store though, always avoid expensive looking pretty packaging and pick the ones in a simple packaging. Normally, GMO food makes more profit and can afford the flashy packaging to attract a customer. So, always keep your eyes open for things in the stores you buy from and remember that GMO food is pretty inexpensive, but will be packaged expensively and seem more appealing.

*Moreover, when you find things that aren’t in season in stores you buy from just about all year round, be aware that the product is being imported or being developed in nurseries therefore it is probably made from GMO.

The following countries are considered to be significant makers of GMO products: Argentina, USA, India, Brazil, China.

Fruits and vegetables that have been grown in the usual way (with injection of chemicals) have tags with a code that consists of four digits. Organically grown fruits and vegetables have price tags with a code that consists of five digits, starting with the number 9. Genetically modified (GM) fruits and vegetables have price tags with a code that consists of five digits starting with the number 8. These tips are pretty important, considering the fact that at the moment, more than 80 percent of the processed food in the USA is genetically modified. In many European countries, the production and selling of GMO products is banned. These countries include Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, and Luxemburg.

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