Fruits and vegetables are healthy gifts from the nature, but nowadays the question is how actually are they healthy. Are we consuming really healthy food?
It is quite shocking the fact that FDA has decided that, as a consumer, you should not care if the tomatoes you consume are a hybrid species with frog genes, so that they become resistant to low temperatures. There are consumers who are concerned about the fact that they consume ‘frankenfood “. Below you can read how to determine if the vegetables you are buying are genetically modified fruits.
Here is how you can find out: Those fruits and vegetables that are grown in the usual way (with the injection of chemicals) always are labeled with a code consisting of four digits.
While organically grown fruits and vegetables have price tag with a code consisting of five digits, starting with the number 9, those genetically modified (GM) fruit and vegetables have a price tag with code consisting of five digits starting with the number 8.
It is really important to know how to make a difference, so remember these tips. Nowadays, more than 80 % of all processed foods in the United States are genetically modified.
On the other hand, in many European countries, the production and sale of GMO products is prohibited. Some of the countries are: Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary and Luxemburg.