Q14 year old teenager in Canada, Rachel calmly argues for the basic human right to know what’s in our food. Is it not a right to know what is in your food?See Rachel debate the subject:http://www.trueactivist.com/14-year-old-teen-schools-ignorant-tv-hos

14 year old teenager in Canada, Rachel calmly argues for the basic human right to know what’s in our food. Is it not a right to know what is in your food? See Rachel debate the subject: http://www.trueactivist.com/14-year-old-teen-schools-ignorant-tv-host/

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University of Florida professor and Horticultural Sciences Department chair Kevin Folta provides a discussion on some of the points Rachel Parent often discusses in the video below.

You can read a full transcript of the video here.

 

Posted on June 13, 2018
The good news is that no genetically modified food has animal genes in it. There are currently only 10 crops that are developed with GM technology, they are - alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets. Alfalfa and feed corn are often fed to animals but all studies of dairy, eggs and milk from these animals has never found any indication of the GM feed, in other words, the animal digests that crop in the same manner as any other... Read More
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Posted on May 30, 2018
I think the answer for this question is – it depends…. In the developed world where we have access to a wide variety of foods, I think that eating a food derived from a genetically engineered crop it unlikely to expand one’s life expectancy in and of itself.  However, certain components of those crops can certainly contribute to improved health. High oleic soybeans produce a monounsaturated fat that is trans-fat free. Trans-fats can contribute to an increased LDL... Read More
Posted on May 6, 2018
The UPC (Universal Product Code) is a barcode (which has numbers beneath it) which identifies the product and the manufacturer. I think you may be thinking of the PLU (Price Look Up) code which is the 4 or 5 digit number on produce used to link a price with an item. The PLU code is a voluntary program that assigns numbers to produce items, this helps cashiers identify the correct price for a produce item. Growers/Packers can use the number "9" prefix to this 4-digit numeric code to... Read More
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