In its Fall 2012 Newsletter, the corporate health insurance giant, Kaiser Permanente advised that
“despite what the biotech industry might say, there is little research on the long-term effects of GMOs on human health. Independent research has found that several varieities of GMO-corn caused organ damage in rats.”
The Kaiser Newsletter goes on to advise clients limit exposure to GMOs. In particular to avoid food made with Non-organic Corn, Soy, Canola or Cottonseed Oil. Now, about 95% of all processed-foods contain some non-organic corn derivative as an ingredient. The most notorious being HFCS, or High-Fructose Corn Syrup, which is the primary sweetener in Coke, Pepsi, and just about every soft drink. It’s a cheap laboratory invention that many processed food items, such as Nutella (sorry, Nutella-Lovers), use for sweetening. Here’s a complete list of corn-derived ingredients that are commonly found in processed foods.
Concluding the Newsletter, Kaiser Permanente advises to Buy Organic. USDA Organic is GMO-free, Look for Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, and to utilize apps and resources such as NON-GMO Shopping Guide.
“If you are what you eat, and especially if you eat industrial food, as 99 percent of Americans do, what you are is “corn.” — Michael Pollan.