We interviewed Rebecca Spector, West Coast Director at the Center for Food Safety. Listen and learn about food issues and how to join with her to change our world.
Rebecca ran an organic farm for ten years, and she studied organics and environmental issues in college. California farming showed her the intersection between the environment and farming.
In our interview, Rebecca talked about how we can avoid GMO foods by avoiding 5 specific crops: Corn, Soy, Canola, Cotton, Sugar Beets, and GE Alphalfa mostly used for animal feed.
Myth: 80% of our food is GMO. This myth refers to processed foods. Whole foods that we buy fresh are primarily not GMO. Processed foods like crackers and breads with lots of ingredient or made with corn, soy and canola may very well contain GMOs. We now have the availability of foods with the “No GMO” label. Look for them at your healthy food stores.
Hear Rebecca talk about the connection between GMO crops and allergens. GMOs create new allergens by splicing one food into another. This will result in an allergic reaction in the final product if a person is allergic to the food that was spliced in.
Good News! So many countries around the world require GMO labeling, or they have banned GMO crops all together! The numbers increase almost weekly, and you can get involved by joining with Center for Food Safety.
Confused about which fish are safe? Listen to Rebecca’s interview and hear why wild salmon is better, and Pacific vs. Atlantic. She suggests getting the SeaFood Watch APP from the Monterey Bay Aquarium on your cell phone so it is close by when you shop.
Bees and butterflies are critical to our food supply. Rebecca is working on that too!
Check out the FREE reports, fact sheets, videos, Non-GMO shoppers guide, and a lot more at the Center for Food Safety. Get involved, join their newsletter and receive notices and easy to sign petitions on issues you care about. Let legislators know what you want and make change in how your food is produced.
Listen HERE and learn a lot! Bee well:)