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"False food"

Let me say that I'm a proud consumer supposedly eating healthy food and taking as many safe products as possible. I try to take as much organic vegetalbes and fruits as possible, eat as safe fishes and meats from ceritified stores where they don't use chemicals to grow fishes, chickens, pigs and cows as possible.

As a health conscious consumer, there are a few words that attract me; "organic" and "non generically engineered". Then the question comes. How can I prove that what I eat IS really safe products? In another word, what I read in the label at the back of each product really IS true always? The answer could be NO.

ORGANIC- My family is a member of some coop stores, and we enjoy buying products from them because they provide reliable informations to shoppers that their products are safe. Not only safe but their foods are very tasty and fresh. However, we can't buy from the stores all the time, Sometime, we need to run to the conventional food stores (yes, the word "conventional" was used as a comparison to "organic". I saw that word first time when I was in NYC at super market chain called Whole Foods Market. The shops were popular among health-conscious new yorkers.) Even it says "organic", can we be really certain that they are really "organic"? How comfortable can we be when we look at the label?

NON GENERICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) - So my sister brought back home an interesting brochure called "True Food Guide" one day. This free brochure tells whether the products with non-generically engineered really labels ARE non generically engineered or not. They come up with the products we can purchase at the store and how some of them are actually GE products even they state they are non-genericlaly engineered! The booklet decides whether the product is GE or non-GE as based on the producer went through the certain processes to prove that they are non-GE products. Surprisingly, some of the producers are not going through these processes and still labeling their products as non-GE.

Well, so after all, we can never be 100% certain of what we eat. Still, as long as we have strong interests of knowing what we eat, we can at least prevent the world to go to the whole chaos of "don't know what we are eating but oh well" situation. It's us who consume and isn't it a fair right to advocate this? After all, what we eat come back to ourselves!
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by Haruka_Miki | 2006-12-14 00:00 | 経済的営み
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