Do you or someone you know suffer from gluten sensitivity? Do you wonder why wheat and gluten have become problematic for so many people in recent years when it didn't seem to be an issue in the past?
In a report just released by The Institute for Responsible Technology, a team of experts propose a possible link between genetically modified foods and gluten-related disorders. The analysis is based on Dept. of Agriculture data, Environmental Protection Act records, medical journal reviews, and international research. Everything you need to know – including a brief article summarizing the findings, video and the full report– can be found at www.glutenandgmos.com.
The best and simplest way to avoid GMOs is to choose certified organic foods. Consult the NonGMOShoppingGuide.com or download the free iPhone app ShopNoGMO. Look for products with either the “Non-GMO Project Verified” or the “Certified Organic” seal. Avoid ingredients derived from the foods most likely to be genetically modified. These include soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, sugar, papaya from Hawaii or China, zucchini, and yellow squash.
If you have a friend or relative suffering from gluten sensitivity, ask them if they eat GMOs, and be sure to share this information with them.
From Food Allergies to Farm Practices
I have long been a proponent of organic peanut butter. When I first made the switch from conventional to organic foods, peanut butter and raisins were two of the first foods I chose, because of all the pesticides and toxins found in them.
The following article was written by Robyn O'Brien, founder, AllergyKids Foundation and EWG board member
Monday, November 25, 2013 -- Most of us have never been told that peanuts are treated with cancer-causing pesticides. Nor have we been told that they are rotated in fields that contain genetically engineered cotton, a controversial crop used in our food supply that is treated with a weed killer linked to cancer and infertility.
We tend to only hear about the peanut allergy when it comes to peanuts in the news, but a deeper look into how we grow peanuts today unearths a lot of questions. Since when did so many kids suddenly have a peanut allergy? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich hasn’t always been a loaded weapon on a lunchroom table.
From 1997-2002, the incidence of peanut allergy doubled. In the last fifteen years, there has been a 50% increase in the number of children with food allergies. About 1 in 20 U.S. children have food allergies — a 50 percent increase from the late 1990s, according to a recent CDC survey.
But that’s not where it stops.
Read Robyn's full post here: http://blogs.prevention.com/inspired-bites/2013/11/25/hidden-truth-about...