Which two major plant crops
that are incorporated...
Which two major plant crops
that are incorporated into the vast majority of foods are comprised of
Genetically Modified Ingredients?
The two major plant crops incorporated
into a wide variety of foods are corn and soybeans with around 90 percent of
products on the supermarket shelf containing corn or soybean ingredient.
that originate from packaged food products in the supermarket
The Heinz tomato ketchup contained;
distilled vinegar, corn syrup, onion powder, high fructose corn syrup. Cheese
contained soybean oil, corn syrup solid, modified food starch, isolated soy
protein and soy solids. Jif peanut contained roasted peanuts, partially
hydrogenated vegetable oil (soybean) and fully hydrogenated vegetable oils
(rapeseed and soybeans). Twinkies contained corn syrup, high fructose corn
syrup, soybean, corn flour, enriched bleached wheat flour and traces of
peanuts. Coke contained high fructose corn syrup
CAFO stands for Concentrated Animal
Feeding Operation. Animals are confined during a growing season in an area that
doesn’t produce vegetation and meets certain size thresholds. A lot of corn
from around the nation is transported to these CAFOs. The reason they are fed
with corn is that corn is cheap and it makes them fat quickly. Unfortunately
high corn diet results to E.coli that are acid resistant which are more harmful
E. coli that can lead to an outbreak when people consume these animals infected
Joel Salatan's Polyface Farm with the CAFO
Joel Salatan’s Polyface farm far outdoes
the CAFOs because his animals are not concentrated in one area that is stuffy.
Instead, they are in an open area where everything is grass based with maybe an
addition of herbs and forage. Animals at Polyface are not fed with corn or dead
chicken. Manure is also effectively managed to fertilize the farm.
family in the movie often bought soda and chips instead of nutritious food
This is because the family never thought
about healthy eating since they assumed everything was healthy. Furthermore,
they do not have time to cook because they leave home early (at 6 am) and
return late (at 9 pm). They are also faced with financial constraints hence go
for junk which is cheaper than vegetables and nutritious food. The best
alternative for the family would be for them to shop at farmers markets or buy
foods grown locally as this would be cheaper than supermarkets. They can also
plant a garden or save some minutes to cook grains that cook fast like rice.
situation between Moe Parr, who was a seed cleaner, and Monsanto
Soybean seeds have been patented by the
powerful and dominant multinational chemical company Monsanto that does
genetically engineering on their seeds. They legally own the food crop and
prosecute those who try to save seed. Parr had a cleaner that cleans seeds of
debris so that they can be saved and planted the following year. When Monsanto
soybeans came into the market, he never switched over but still got good deals
with the seeds he was using. Sadly, he was sued by Monsanto for encouraging
farmers to break the patent line by claiming their own seed. This is false and
was a ploy to make him run out of business.
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