Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Another good reason to avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup

I've never been in the "genetically modified foods are evil" camp, but this study doesn't make you want to go out and load up on corn.

In a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences, analyzing the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto's GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats.

"Effects were mostly concentrated in kidney and liver function, the two major diet detoxification organs, but in detail differed with each GM type. In addition, some effects on heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cells were also frequently noted."

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On a separate but related topic -- would you be surprised to find out that somewhere between 42% (according to a trade group) and 80% (according to the USDA) of the world's apple juice export market is dominated by Chinese juice exports? There's a greater than 50% chance that the juice in Johnny's lunch box came from China. I'm sure they are taking great strides to ensure product safety, right?

We're back to water in the lunch boxes until further notice :)

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