Triball, Private Tri-Eye, here for FrogTV. With three eyes on the case, you might think I could easily identify genetically engineered (GE) foods, right?
Guess again. I can’t. And you can’t either. Which is weird because two-thirds of the food in most kitchens almost certainly includes at least one genetically engineered ingredient.
Trouble is, none of it is labeled.
So if you’re like most people and are a little uneasy about, for example, genetic material from bacteria getting spliced into the carrots you serve at supper, you’re stuck. Reading a label in order to compare foods and make better decisions simply won’t work.
As your personal super-sleuth, I’m doing my homework on GE foods (GMO is a related term; it stands for genetically modified organism), and you can too:
- An Alternative to Genetic Engineering from Organic: It’s Worth It contains tons of resources to learn more about GE foods.
- At the Non-GMO Project website, learn about GMOs, see a list of products that are non-GMO verified, and download their free Non-GMO Shopping Guide.
Know where your tadpoles swim.
What to do, oh what to do? Sure, the problems can seem so big that it feels like there’s nothing we can do. But if a little three-eyed frog can stand up to make a difference, then so can you. Go here to find some simple things you can do to spread the word.