GoBeDo

Thank you so much for stopping by! Time appears to be flying by way too fast and I'm looking to do something exciting with the rest of my life. I'll be starting an online fitness business called "GoBeDo" sometime this year. Be sure and check in. You'll learn about High Interval Training, Yoga, Body weight exercise, Spartan races, Functional training and whole lot more. Real $hit, for Old Timers like me. Why? We only have one shot at a grandiose and fulfilling life. Let's get busy creating one. Remember, it's the start that stops most people. The last thing I want to take to my grave is "regret!"
Peace/Love and Hugs!
Guapo (Grandpa Jasso)

Monday, March 12, 2012

I AM A GMO LABELER! JOIN ME. NOW! This Is So Kewl!




Hey Howdy Hey! This is Awesome! There is a new movement in town! And it's all about people taking matters into their own hands regarding GMO labeling. Instead of waiting and begging Big Gumbment to actually require that genetically engineered foods (GMOs) be labeled as such, Eff it! Do it yourself! The Label It Yourself (#LIY) campaign empowers people to make educated decisions about what is in their food, without waiting for government or corporations to do it for them. (label it yourself) Remember, it's not the thought that counts, it's the ACTION!

Now this is something we all can really get behind! It's the "something" that we all can do that is cheap, easy, and an immediate solution to the growing problem of not being able to recognize GMOs in our food supply. Why do I think this is important? We are unknowing participants in this GMO experiment as there are currently no government requirements that foods containing GMOs be labeled. Very few people are aware that they are almost certainly consuming significant amounts of GMOs. As of 2011, 88% of U.S. corn is genetically engineered as are 94% of soy, 95% of sugar beets, 90% of canola oil, 90% of cotton, and about 80% of Hawaiian papaya (Rainbow papayas). Also, this spring marked the first planting of GMO alfalfa. Now you know why I'm always huffin' and puffin' about going
Organic!
Did ya know that in 2003 the Grocery Manufacturers Association estimated that GMOs were present in 70% to 75% of conventional processed food on supermarket shelves. That number is even higher today! Everything including bread, cereal, frozen pizza, soup, soda—all sorts of processed foods—now contain genetically engineered ingredients. Another common source of GMO food is dairy products from cows injected with the genetically modified hormone Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH). Hey! You folks need to know this! Ignorance sucks! Trust me, I know...

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO LABEL?

If the ingredients of a product are any of the following, the product is likely to contain GMOs and therefore SHOULD be labeled:
*Anything that contains: NON-ORGANIC corn, NON-ORGANIC soy, NON-ORGANIC canola, NON-ORGANIC cottonseed
*Animal products (meat, dairy, eggs) that are not organic can contain genetically modified hormones and were probably fed GMO food!
*Most chemical additives to food are made from GMO corn and soy.
*Sugar! Much of the sugar in the US is made from GMO sugar beets, including brown sugar.

Here is a partial list of high-risk ingredients:
Corn syrup
Corn starch
Corn oil
Cornmeal
Fructose
Dextrose
Glucose
Soy meal
Lecithin
Isoflavin
Tofu
Soy Protein Isolate
TVP (textured vegetable protein)
Vitamin E
Xanthan gum
Tempeh
Vitamin B-12
Baking powder
MSG
Yeast extract
Modified food starch
Vegetable Oil
Cottonseed Oi
Canola Oil
Aspartame
Food Colorings

I don't mean to rant! I just don't want to wake up some day with a third testicle! Be the change! 

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