Non-GMO and organic food has replaced most of our food pantry products. GMO food and Monsanto is in the news constantly. Most people are against it, IF they know what it is, and what it does to them and their families’ health. Some haven’t a clue. I decided to get serious about avoiding GMO foods and foods containing High Fructose Corn Syrup and MSG. I already grow all NON-GMO vegetables in my own garden. We do not use any kind of chemicals on it at all. I knew I had to really put forth the effort to do this, and to do it NOW. I had a girl on Facebook make the comment on a page of a produce market I shop at, “All you GMO people do not even know what it is or what it stands for.” This young woman’s ignorance is an example of a good share of the American public’s knowledge about this subject. Of course, I knew. It stands for “Genetically Modified Organism” and I know how bad it is for people or pets to consume. If you do not believe me, go research it yourself. Many people do not want to know that the food they are eating and feeding their families is slowly poisoning them. This blog is not about trying to teach you what it is and what it does. It is about what I changed in my food supply, and how easy it is to do so.
How did I start this process? The first place I went to was a website called NON-GMO Project. I looked for the products I use, then I was able to learn which food manufacturers weren’t afraid to label their food as being NON-GMO, and safe to use. I didn’t stop there. I researched the companies to make sure I was choosing good quality food products. I would have no worries about serving these products to my loved ones. I discovered that there are many food items in the grocery category on Amazon. Just put NON-GMO food in their search engine, and you will find many brands, that possibly you have heard of, or used in the past. Since I have a PRIME subscription, the cost of shipping was not much of a factor.
This is how I did it. I replaced products that we use with the NON-GMO organic ones. I purchased these from Amazon. I might look into finding larger sizes of some of the ones I bought, like the flour. They came in a case of six, but only in 2 pound bags. I wanted to test them first. Then I will find them in the 5 pound bags, as that is what I am used to using. Another example, is the sugar, I found organic sugar made from pure cane syrup. I am very happy with Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Fair Trade Cane Sugar, and will buy it again. I got it in the ten pound bag and that is a good size for us. We don’t use a lot of sugar, but have started using it again, after having gone many months without it. We missed our sweets, but now these sweets will be made without GMO sugar and flour. You can’t do this all at one time, but little by little. It is more affordable that way. It is easier switching from products that you are used to slowly. My husband and I are very happy to have started doing this now.
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