Friday, November 14, 2008

Day 229- Nutrition Bite

Genetically modified corn has been linked to a threat to fertility in an official study. A long-term feeding trial commissioned by the Austrian government found mice fed on GM corn or maize had fewer offspring and lower birth rates.The trial has triggered a call from Greenpeace for a recall of all GM food crops currently on the market worldwide on grounds of a threat to human health. See article for further details.

Sugar Preacher's Experience
Currently, I am reading the "Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan discussing how the bulk of the American diet comes from one plant: corn. He mentions that corn is in all processed foods from chicken mcnuggets to salad dressings, and most Americans are corn on two legs. The book further discusses genetically modified foods and the impacts of agri-business. After reading this book, I definitely think twice about what goes into my mouth! I don't want to be a walking corn dog on two legs!!

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