Reason to celebrate, GMO discovery, foods to avoid, chocolate and more from the week-end readings

Celebrate with Connecticut (CT) as a bill to label GMO food, based on a compromise between the original Senate bill and the version passed by House, has been unanimously voted by the Senate with a support from the House leadership and Gov. Malloy. YES!!!

However, on the GMO front, we still have a long way to go. Did you hear about or read the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement that test results of plant samples from an Oregon farm indicate the presence of genetically engineered (GE) glyphosate-resistant wheat plants? GMO wheat has NEVER been approved for sale in the US. Non-GMO Project has also begun their independent investigation. Japan and South Korea have frozen U.S. imports. A disturbing YouTube video from the UK shows a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese imported from the U.S. with a label declaring the product is “made from genetically modified wheat”. Are Americans eating GMO wheat without knowing it? Watch/read Imported U.S. Mac and Cheese Label: ‘Made from GM Wheat’.

What do you think are Top 5 worst “chemically altered” foods to avoid?

Germs – they support humans’ metabolism and immune system among other very beneficial roles. They are Some of [Our] Best Friends by Mark Bittman (NYT). So why are we destroying them?!

The pharmaceutical industry made Americans addicted to prescription drugs. However, one physician is fighting back. Meet the Doctor Big Pharma Can’t Shut Up.

Read about 3 Staple Foods that Big Ag Has Stripped of All Nutrients from AlterNet.

On one of my favorite topics, chocolate, one Chef Speaks Out for Fair Chocolate (Civil Eats). See my previous post related to the topic.

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