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    Perhaps for YOU. But some us have to choose between eating the amount of food we need and buying organic, GMO-free. The farmer's markets in my area are still double what's in the store. Ever consider that IL and PA are quite different? We don't know what's GMO in this country because it isn't labeled. My family can NOT afford to pay double (or more, eggs are 4x) for everything we eat. Maybe some day in the future.
    You ignore my point that GMOs are primarily avoided by eating Primal anyway: corn, soy, wheat, cottonseed, canola, beet sugar.

    What foods do you want to eat that you're afraid may be GMO? The only back-door way for these to get into your system is possibly via what Lewis mentions, with livestock animals being fed GMO grains. Otherwise, you should avoid GMO grains, and not worry as much about organic vs. non-organic fruits and vegetables that are not GMO. If you have a question whether, say, radishes might be GMO, Google it. I haven't found instances of non-commodity crops that were cause for GMO concern.

    If your sole source of concern is eggs, rather than the plethora of GMO commodity crops, I'd say you've already done a pretty good job of risk management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    The four crops you need to watch: corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat.
    Sugar beets are also largely GMO. If you must use sugar (rather than honey or some other sweetener), make sure it's organic - organic cane sugar, preferably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnegans Wake View Post
    Sugar beets are also largely GMO. If you must use sugar (rather than honey or some other sweetener), make sure it's organic - organic cane sugar, preferably.
    Thank you; I didn't know about the beets, though I rarely buy them. As to sugar/honey/agave - none in the house. Stevia and equal instead and very little of those.

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    oh and Sugar beets and the beets in the store are not the same thing.
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    Thanks, also, June. I do watch the sticky labels.

    And just in case some folks don't know:

    Those little sticky labels on produce.

    Here’s what they mean:

     4 digits = conventionally grown. Pesticides most likely present.
     5 digits beginning with the number 9 = grown under organic standards
     5 digits beginning with the number 8 = genetically modified (GMO)

    So, for example, the produce code for banana is 4011. If the label is:

     4011 that’s a conventionally grown banana
     94011 is an organically grown banana
     84011 is a genetically modified banana

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    Eh, I've heard that and I've also heard it's BS. I'm siding with BS for now.
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