GMOs in the land of Dr. Oz

“Dr. Mehmet Oz says last week’s attack by 10 doctors who accused him of promoting “quack treatments” on his TV show was spurred by his vocal support for labeling genetically modified foods – a stance he says some if not all of those accusers oppose.” [  April 23]

We do not like thee, Dr. Oz.

Your pretentions, your la-di-da’s

For GMO’s  we should enable

Just so we don’t say on the label.

Filed under: Food, health and safety


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  • Research Red Dwarf Wheat, it's the modified wheat Americans eat.

    From the Huffington Post: Dr. Hyman outlines these three important points about the dwarf wheat we currently consume:

    It contains a Super Starch — amylopectin-A that is super fattening.
    It contains a form of Super Gluten that is super-inflammatory.
    It contains forms of a Super Drug that is super-addictive and makes you crave and eat more.

  • In reply to 4zen:

    I wonder if that was the wheat in the Pepperidge Farm whole grain white bread I bought yesterday at Jewel. It doesn't say in the list of ingredients. It says it has "whole wheat flour, unbromated unbleached enriched wheat flour...wheat gluten" assorted vitamins, spoilage retarders, dough conditioners, barley and oats derivatives and a 'trivial amount of cholesterol'.

    But no discernible flavor.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    From my reading it appears all American wheat is of the Red Dwarf variety. It's not technically a GMO, but was made through hybridization techniques that have been argued to be worse than a GMO. There is an incredible amount of information out there on the subject. This wheat was made for it's very large yields not for it's nutrition. It is getting a lot of the blame for Americans high obesity rates and cases of Celiac Disease.

    Our modern flour is fortified with nutrients that ancient wheats contained naturally.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    ATK says to look at the label, and if the first ingredient in "whole wheat" or "multigrain" bread is "enriched wheat flour," it is essentially white bread. That doesn't go to the species of wheat

    I figure wheat is essentially just a conveyor of starch, but it appears that the current gluten free craze, including advocated by those not having Celiac Disease, could be because what 4zen says. Still doesn't explain why some producers label raw meat gluten free.

  • I figure either label the foods or label them GMO free. The seems to be the latter track taken at places such as Fresh Thyme, where they handed out a house magazine with an ad on the back that supplements were sealed USDA Organic, NON GMO, Vegan, Kosher Parve, Soy Free, Gluten Free, and No Sugar Added, but only Kosher if it had the "kof K" symbol. If someone want to pay for that, fine. I figure that it is easier just to buy the raw kale there (which the magazine says is good for eyesight and preventing breast cancer).

    It might be understandable that places have separate meat slicers for kosher and not kosher, but I thought Whole Foods went overboard with several types of bread slicers that weren't supposed to be cross used.

    As far as Dr. Oz, I don't know if he is a competent cardiologist, but everyone on TV is a shill. You ever notice when a chef either shows or doesn't show the brand on a can, or even a woodworker shows or doesn't show the brand on the glue bottle or table saw?

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