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Majority of ‘gluten-free’ foods found to contain GMOs
Posted By admin On October 10, 2012 @ 2:11 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled
Natural News 
Oct 10, 2012
In the wake of all the recent revelations about the dangers of GMOs, a special warning needs to go out to all those health-conscious consumers buying “gluten-free” foods. As it turns out, most “gluten-free” foods sold in the USA contain genetically modified organisms.
Why is this so? Because the primary ingredient in most gluten-free foods is corn. And most corn-based foods are made with genetically modified corn. Around 85% of the conventional corn grown in the USA is genetically modified corn, and that corn is engineered to produce its own deadly insecticide right inside every grain.
When GM corn is harvested and made into gluten-free foods, the insecticide stays with it and resides in the gluten-free food. As a result, people who are buying gluten-free are often exposing themselves to the risk of toxicity from GM corn.
What are those risks, exactly? No one knows for sure, as GMOs are still a radical agricultural experiment being conducted on the population at large. But French researchers recently found that feeding a lifetime of GM corn to rats  caused a huge increase in the risk of developing horrifying, massive tumors and premature death. The rats who were fed GM corn also sufferedwidespread organ damage.
How to avoid GM corn in gluten-free foods
The only gluten-free foods that don’t contain GM corn are those foods that either don’t use corn as an ingredient or ones that use certified organic corn. GMOs are not allowed under an organic label.
Sadly, there are very few gluten-free  foods that are also USDA organic. So gluten-free shoppers have very few choices if they wish to avoid both gluten as well as GMOs.
Even worse, the fact that GMOs are still not labeled on foods turns the act of gluten-free shopping into a mystery minefield of dangerous guesswork. The upcoming ballot measure Proposition 37  would, of course, mandate the labeling of genetically engineered ingredients in all foods sold in California, and that is expected to cause sweeping changes across the entire food industry if it passes.
In the mean time, my advice is to avoid all gluten-free foods  unless they are USDA organic. If you don’t, you may be avoiding gluten but ingesting GMO instead, effectively trading one toxin for another. And that’s not what you bargained for, is it?
Check the labels of all gluten-free foods
Do the ingredients include corn? Corn syrup? Maltodextrin? These are all corn derivatives, and if they’re not USDA organic, they’re likely to be genetically modified.
Of course, this is NOT true outside the USA. GMOs  are already banned in many countries, and GMO labeling laws exist in prominent nations around the world. This article is written solely for American consumers who remain inundated with genetically modified corn  grown from the evil seed of Monsanto and other biotech seed suppliers.
Beware of gluten-free. Do your homework before taking another bite. While avoiding gluten is a wonderful strategy for many people, you don’t want to trade one possible toxin for another possible toxin.
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URLs in this post:
 Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/037494_gluten-free_GMOs_GM_corn.html
 French researchers recently found that feeding a lifetime of GM corn to rats: http://www.naturalnews.com/037249_GMO_study_cancer_tumors_organ_damage.html
 gluten-free: http://www.naturalnews.com/gluten-free.html
 Proposition 37: http://carighttoknow.org/
 foods: http://www.naturalnews.com/foods.html
 GMOs: http://www.naturalnews.com/GMOs.html
 corn: http://www.naturalnews.com/corn.html
 Kosher, non-GMO, gluten-free, natural and organic: Top twelve things you probably didn’t know about food label claims: http://www.prisonplanet.com/kosher-non-gmo-gluten-free-natural-and-organic-top-twelve-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-food-label-claims.html
 How to avoid GM foods when grocery shopping: http://www.prisonplanet.com/how-to-avoid-gm-foods-when-grocery-shopping.html
 Death blow to GMOs? California ballot initiative calls for mandatory labeling of all genetically engineered foods: http://www.prisonplanet.com/death-blow-to-gmos-california-ballot-initiative-calls-for-mandatory-labeling-of-all-genetically-engineered-foods.html
 Stealth GMOs Rapidly Consuming Global Food Supply: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stealth-gmos-rapidly-consuming-global-food-supply.html
 FDA sets rules for ‘gluten free’ food labels: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fda-sets-rules-for-gluten-free-food-labels.html
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