Anita Burns -
Whether or not the law on the ballot for labeling Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs) passes in California or not, you might not want to eat foods with GMOs if they can be avoided. My guess is that it will be a very long time before we really know which foods have been modified and which have not.
The scary part is that GMOs are so prevalent, it is nearly impossible to avoid them all. If you buy into Monsanto's motto that GMOs are save, then go ahead and eat them. At least you won't be stressed by trying to figure out how to not eat them.
I personally don't believe that they are safe. Too many tests from independent (read, not affiliated with Mosanto) have warned us about them. The Institute for Responsible Technology is one. http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers. Their website cites infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in our internal organs and the gastrointesitnal system as effects of eating GMO foods. There's a lot more from other organizations and even the FDA repeatedly warned that GMO foods cause dire problems. They wanted more study, but Monsanto dismissed that recommendation in a fit of hissy and went ahead with dollar signs in their eyes.
If genetically modified foods are so safe, why are they spending billions of dollars trying to keep from labeling products that contain the evil little buggers?
So what can you do? Learn which products are modified.
One of the main offenders is corn. GMO Corn is rampant. It is in so many things it's impossible to list them all. Even some vinegars are distilled from GMO corn. It is in animal feed so if you eat anything but organic, grass-fed meat, you are probably getting GMOs. According to the FDA, 73 percent of U.S. corn crops are genetically modified.