Regarding GMO products and the Whole Foods Market GMO controversy

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Many of you may have noticed recently the stir in the news regarding the US company “Whole Foods Market” and their deceptive selling of GMO foods and products containing GMO ingredients. If you haven’t heard about it, you may find it worth watching this video highlighting these rather disturbing findings:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yReJn3vHACk

Perhaps as our names our rather similar, plus due to this sudden awareness causing concern and confusion, we have found ourselves getting quite a few calls on this matter, and would like to make it very clear that at Buy Whole Foods Online we do NOT at all support, nor do we sell ANY GMO products, or products containing GMO ingredients of any kind. You can rest assured that we take great care to ensure we sell only the finest quality wholefoods that we approve of, and are honest about their source.

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism (also referred to as Genetic Engineering or GE.) This is when the genetic coding of plants, animals or microorganisms are merged and manipulated  in various ways to create certain characteristics that would not occur naturally.

For quite some time now there has been enormous debate on the matter of GMO crops; some believing them to be a hugely positive advancement, while many believing them to be one of the most detrimental occurrences on this planet today. Certainly, an alarming body of evidence is seeing GMO being strongly correlated with a huge range of health problems, extreme environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights. Gradually (though at a shocking rate), GMO foods are becoming more and more difficult to avoid. It is estimated that approximately 80% of conventional or processed foods in the US now contain GMO and the labelling processes are setup in such a way that actually allows companies to sneak GM ingredients into their products without clearly informing their consumers.

Currently in the UK while there are no commercial GM crops being grown – there are now two experimental GM crop trials-  with approval from national regulators or the EU, GM crops are allowed to be grown. Many animals are standardly being fed GM corn and soy and furthermore, imported products do not have any limitations on the presence of GMO ingredients, nor is the meat from these animals fed with GM feed required to be labelled with this information. The surest way anywhere to steer clear from GMO is to buy organic, as there are stricter regulations in place.

If you would like to stay up to date with all of the most current regulations, articles and research on GMOs in the UK, I recommend the following website:
http://www.genewatch.org/sub-568547

It is of course up to all of us, as individuals, to decide where we stand with our views! However, while I do strongly believe it’s always important to keep an open mind, I also believe it’s crucial to be as best informed as possible on matters such as these, especially when such knowledge could determine the health of you and those you love.

Get clued up on some of the facts:
http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/

If you have more time to spare and would like to do some more thorough reading on the matter, this has to be the best, most thoroughly researched and unbiased report I’ve yet found on the subject of GMO, and is definitely worth having a good read through:
http://earthopensource.org/index.php/reports/58
(Link straight to the PDF) - http://earthopensource.org/files/pdfs/GMO_Myths_and_Truths/GMO_Myths_and_Truths_1.3.pdf

Another great article with a vast overview, summing up the hazards of GM foods
http://www.organicconsumers.org/ge/gefacts.pdf

Lastly, an excellent detailed article backed by plenty of valuable, credible resources:
http://www.alkalizeforhealth.net/biotechnology.htm
If the quotes by Monsanto featured in this article are accurate, then it would appear the corporation is certainly not out to benefit anything but it’s own pockets.