Elena asks: "What vegetables and fruits most often contain GMOs? Is it possible to use the naked eye to determine their presence in fruits?"
Consider which foods most often contain GMOs and how to find out about it.
Based on research, GMOs are most often found in the following vegetables and fruits:
Of these, GMOs are most often found in corn. In this case, the additives in the product are structuring, coloring or sweetening. GMOs are sometimes used to increase protein.
When buying vegetables and fruits in the store, you should pay attention to the label. If the product is made in the USA, and it contains corn or potatoes, the likelihood of GMOs is more.
In Argentina and Canada, "dangerous" potatoes, beets, and corn are grown.
The "pride" of Russian geneticists is the potato, from which even Colorado beetles die. It is also noted that eating such potatoes, the composition of blood changes in rats and mutation of the internal organs occurs. Many nightshade have a phytophthora resistance gene, and this also says something.
Why are transgenic fruits and vegetables so dangerous? GMOs can trigger the development of cancer, the appearance of allergies, and a violation of the structure of the gastric mucosa.
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How to find out what is a GMO product in front of you
Even if you buy fruits and vegetables from grandmothers in the market, this does not mean that you are not transgenic products. Why? You don’t know exactly what seeds were taken for planting ...
There are several ways to find out that in front of you is a fruit or vegetable with GMOs.
- It does not deteriorate, does not interest insects, has the correct size. So, going to the market, take not very beautiful potatoes and imperfect tomatoes.
- Pay attention to the appearance of the product. Glossy, large, beautiful fruits and vegetables should alert you. Nature does not seek to do what will look chic to us - all these even and shiny apples, springy tomatoes, large potatoes are often the results of the work of geneticists.
- Cutting a transgenic vegetable or fruit, you may notice that it does not let juice out. At the same time, the product is cut smoothly, without effort, without losing its shape.
- The taste and color of fruits and vegetables with GMOs is mild.
You can also learn about the correct storage conditions for fruits and vegetables.
How to protect yourself from the purchase of modified products? Pay attention to their appearance. And if you have your own summer cottage, it is best to grow vegetables and fruits yourself. In another way, to say for sure that this is a non-GMO product will not work out for you, unless complex laboratory studies have been carried out. Even those products that are labeled "non-GMO" can be dangerous, since not all manufacturers are conscientious.
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