Labeling standards vary depending upon where you live.
#84011 Contains GMO/GEO will always contain five digits on the label starting with “8” GMO labeling is not mandatory throughout the U.S. Inquire with your grocery store manager. They are also known as Franken-Foods and Bioengineering products.
These should always be avoided. GMO Crop means that the genetic code was enhanced in a lab with a DNA gene from another organism which is called gene transfer technology. For example, Soy and Corn crops are called GM Crops. Hawaiian papaya is a GE.
GEO is a genetically engineered seed altered using different sources, also known as Franken-seeds. World’s Top GMO Seed Crop Companies: Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Groupe Limagrain, Land O’Lakes, KWS AG, Bayer Corp, Sakata, DLF, Takii.
Tip: The Naked Juice lawsuit centers around the company using GMOs in products it claims to be “Non-GMO” watch out for clever marketing. Beverage company Naked Juice has settled a class-action lawsuit in California for $9 million. The juice company, owned by Pepsi Co Inc.
#4011 Conventional/Traditionally which is both grown with GMOs will always contain four digits on the label starting with “3” or “4”
#94011 Non-GMO/Organic produce will always contain five digits starting with “9”
Hybrid are foods created with cross breeds of two of the same genes or between different species. These are highly addictive i.e.: tobacco contains GE hybrid. Produce such as Corn, Cantaloupe, Lemon, Rice, Wheat. Herbs include Spearmint, Peppermint. These hybrid foods are sprayed with toxic (harmful) chemicals. Pesticides will then end up in our bloodstream.
Heirloom is better tasting then hybrid foods but will bruise easily. Seeds are more expensive. With heirloom seeds you can purchase just one packet grow your own harvest and save back the seeds of the new produce to replant each year. Simply, any type of vegetable seed that was saved and grown for a period of years and is collected and saved open pollinated by the gardener is called heirloom.
If the label does not state “certified organic” it will have a GE origin. Tip: GMO’s are just about found in all packaged products including canola, corn, soybean, and cottonseed oil. Watch out for all of these GMO’s. Cotton that is not labeled 100% Organic is also a GMO.
Stick to foods highest in nutrients such as green vegetables, raw vegetables, legumes/beans, fruit, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, and eggplant. We are the only country that mandatory GMO labeling of foods is not required. Several States have just started petitioning to ban GMOs on voting ballots.
If anything says may contain some GMO you should not be purchasing it. People around the world want to know that the food is safe. DNA altering in the foods we purchase should be illegal. Farmers and growers continue to do cross-hybrid foods like hearty wheat stock and corn. Check out an informative online video “Genetically Modified Food: Panacea or Poison” and remember, Holistic Nutrition is about individual needs and how we can best address them based on your specific body type. Many are in need of detox programs, replenish gut bacteria, treatment of a specific condition, and elimination protocols. It is a lifestyle change not a D-I-E-T.