The A – Z of GM Foods

Regular readers will know that we, at The Therapy Book, are in the process of developing a phone app which will enable shoppers in the UK, with one swipe, to identify foods on supermarket shelves that contain GM ingredients.

Currently, we’re in the process of writing to the supermarkets and food producers to ask them, straight out, whether and which of their products contain GM ingredients.

So how are we getting on with it?

Well, funny you should ask that….! Let’s just put it like this: it’s not going as fast as we would like because, surprise surprise, nobody seems to be able to answer a straight question. It’s as if you asked someone, “How many pets do you have?”.

And they reply: “We have a dog.”

And some of them even reply: “We have a black labrador called Prince with the shiniest nose and healthiest coat you ever saw. When we exhibited him at Crufts, last year, he walked away with the Top Dog award,” in the hope that they can distract you from noticing that they haven’t answered your question.

So you ask again, “Yes, but HOW MANY pets do you have?”

And they reply: “The next door neighbour’s got a goldfish.”

So third time lucky, you hope, and you ask the same question again:

“HOW MANY pets do you have?”

And the reply comes back, “Our policy on how many pets we have is explained clearly for all our customers on our website. Just put Pets in the Search box on our home page. In this way, we are completely transparent about all our policies regarding Pets, which also comply with EU regulations.”

So you try putting the word Pets in the Search box on their home page, and, yes … you’ve guessed it, you’re taken straight to

Error Page

So this is why, if you were wondering, it’s taking so long.

However, we are fast reaching the ‘put up or shut up’ phase of the operation. We will soon be informing supermarkets and food manufacturers that find themselves unable to answer our questions that they will be listed as being unable to guarantee that certain products that they either sell or produce are free from GM ingredients, or free from animals that are fed GM crops.

In conclusion, for now, I’d say that we have to prepare for the dawning realisation that a significant amount  of the processed foods on sale in the UK may be, at the very least, contaminated with animal products (egg, milk, dairy, meat) in which the animal concerned has been fed on GM crops.

By law, food companies do not have to show on the label when a food contains animal products in which the animal has been fed on GM crops. Monsanto, and other biotech companies, claim that this is irrelevant because they insist that DNA cannot cross species.

Nevertheless, scientists have shown that this is not the case, and that the main problem may not come from DNA crossing species, but from micro-RNA, which can, and which could be responsible for an otherwise inexplicable peak in the stats worldwide (but particularly in the US where 90 per cent of processed foods contain GM)  for a whole host of ailments, including birth defects and still births. (See GM Foods: The New Thalidomide).

GM Advice for UK Shoppers

We believe that the next announcement from UK supermarkets will be that they can longer guarantee that their own brand products are GM-free. Even currently, they cannot and do not guarantee that their non-own brand products are GM-free.

For that reason, we at The Therapy Book have been developing a phone app which will enable you to easily identify, in one swipe, which foods in UK supermarkets contain GM ingredients, or animals that are reared on GM feed.

At least that way, you and your family will have a choice about what you eat. And if we ‘vote with our wallets’, that may at least have some effect ~ the profit bottom line being the only language these sociopathic purveyors of Frankenfoods understand.

If you’d like to receive a free version of the phone app to test when it’s ready, please fill in this contact form.

 

 

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