We know you spend a lot of time on the road…probably eating fast food. Did you know it’s virtually impossible to eat a fast food meal that doesn’t contain genetically modified ingredients? Do you feed that stuff to your kids?
By Jill Ettinger, OrganicAuthority.com
Don’t believe the GMO experiment is on? Try this: Flight delayed. Starving. B-rated airport at best… and all you have around you are fast food restaurants. Ugh. Is there anything you can eat that’s healthy? Sure, some things would vaguely fit into the category, if your qualifier is simply ‘not deep fried’. But, what if you’re sick of being a guinea pig for Monsanto, Dupont and Cargill’s genetic engineering experiment and the 80 percent of processed foods that contain GMOs? Think your Taco Bell Bean Burrito or veggie sub are GMO-free?
We looked at menu items from fast food chains common in airports and highway rest stops: McDonald’s, Burger King, Carl’s Jr., Boston Market, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, Subway, Panera and Au Bon Pain.
What we’re avoiding:
Anything derived from genetically modified corn or soy, which is in dozens of items from the obvious corncobs and chips, soy protein or soy sauce, to the clandestine ingredients like dextrose or lecithin. We’re also avoiding GMO canola and cottonseed oil. If you’re eating non-organic meat, eggs or dairy products, as you would in any fast food restaurant, you are also eating the GMO grains they were fed. So all items also had to be vegan in order to qualify. All sodas and HFCS sweetened soft drinks contain GMOs and the diet ones have questionable ingredients as well, so stick with water or fresh juices, if available.
Read the results here.
Monsanto has made gnarly products for some time, as Alternet reporter, Oliver Lee points out. But their GMOs just may be the most reckless of all. Read on…
Oh, Monsanto, you sly dog.
You keep trying to make us believe you are “committed to sustainable agriculture” with your canny advertisments on American Public Media, even as you force-feed farmers your lab-grown Frankenseeds that expire every year (which are, let’s be honest, opposite of sustainable).
But we shouldn’t be surprised by the mixed message, should we? After all, you’ve been doing this for decades. With long-running corporate sponsorships, like Disney’s Tomorrowland, building reserves of goodwill as you spray us with DDT, it’s clear you’re entitled to send out products into the world with nary an environmental or health concern—just as long as you spend a bit of that hard-earned cash convincing us otherwise.
On that note, let’s take a quick look at some of the biotech giant’s most dubious contributions to society over their past century in business.