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Dr. Sherry Yale, D.C.

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GMO and Vegan Alternatives

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While people were celebrating and enjoying family and friends over the 2012 Christmas holidays, the FDA

quietly approved genetically modified salmon for human consumption.While over 40 countries world-wide have

banned genetically modified foods, or require its labeling, not so in the USA. Efforts to require labeling of GMO

food have been defeated by biotech giants.  There is currently no way to know whether a food has been

genetically modified or not, without requiring it to be labeled. Choose other protein and omega rich foods

to eat as alternatives to the high Omega 3 rich salmon.

Vegans have been using chickpeas and chia seeds as alternatives to fish. Chickpeas have a considerable amount of

protein, slow release carbohydrates, the B vitamin folate, and zinc. Add chia seeds to your diet as a healthy

source of Omega-3 fats. Just 28 mg of chia seed has 4915 mg of Omega-3’s, compared to only 724 mg in 28 mg

of salmon.

A delicious vegan "salmon" dish can be prepared by mixing grated carrots, mashed chickpeas, white vinegar,

tomatoes, finely grated lemon peel, lemon juice, dill, vegetable oil and a pinch of salt. The mixture can either be

consumed raw, or divided into patties and baked for about 25 minutes. For added flavor, vegan "salmon" can be

topped with vegan mayonnaise, fresh ground chia seeds or other spices of your choosing.

 

The USDA Admits Our Food Contains GMO                                   Source: GreenAmerica.org

According to a recent article published in Green American magazine, 93 percent of Americans believe that

genetically modified foods should be labeled. However, only USDA-certified organic products cannot

intentionally contain genetically modified organisms (GMO), so identifying GMO foods and products in a

typical U.S. grocery store is  difficult. The following information can help.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirms that large percentages of the nation’s crops were

genetically modified in 2011: 94 percent of conventional soy and soy products; 90 percent of cottonseed, a

common ingredient in margarine, salad dressings and oils; and 88 percent of corn, contained in breakfast cereals,

corn flour products such as chips and tortillas, high-fructose corn syrup, soups and condiments. More than 90

percent of the U.S. canola crop also is now genetically modified.

The Independent, one of England’s leading newspapers, reported in 1999 that the artificial sweetener aspartame

has  been made with genetically modified bacteria since 1965. Aspartame, inconclusively linked with numerous

health risks, is present in more than 6,000 products, including diet sodas. Two other ubiquitous artificial

sweeteners, Nutrasweet and Equal, also contain aspartame.

The USDA further lists 95 percent of the 2009 U.S. sugar beet crop, used to produce conventional sugar, as

genetically modified. Non-GMO alternative sweeteners include pure cane sugar and honey from organic farms.

 

 
 
Livonia Chiropractor | GMO and Vegan Alternatives. Dr. Sherry Yale, DC is a Livonia Chiropractor.