How to Boycott Big Food and Navigate ‘Minefield’ of GMO

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Editor’s Note: Educating yourself on the need to avoid GMOs is just the beginning of a difficult journey; identifying food items containing GMOs is yet another difficult challenge, for they aren’t properly labeled, and catching ingredients likely to contain them takes considerable effort. Even then, still more challenges are presented: how can regular families, many of which live at or below the poverty line even afford enough non-GMO and organic foods to feed an entirely family?

It won’t be easy, but it is possible. Read this non-GMO shopping guide which lists common hidden GMO ingredients. Also consider strategies for prioritizing (or triaging) the most important foods to avoid if you’re too broke to avoid them all – for instance, thin-skinned fruits are more important to buy organic as they are more susceptible to pesticide exposure than those with thicker peels which can be removed. Finally, we need to reconnect with the victory garden spirit of previous generations and get back in touch with growing and trading our own food again, in at least some capacity. For this author, and many Americans, this will be a new experience…

In the meantime, a great hat tip to James Corbett for his important focus on these issues:


The modern supermarket is less and less a place to purchase food for the household and more and more a warzone where shoppers have to negotiate a minefield of toxic chemicals and additives. From processed foods with their string of unpronounceable ingredients to the “fresh fruits and vegetables” saturated in pesticides to meat and dairy products from industrial farms where animals are raised on a diet of growth hormones and animal waste to the ever-present and ever-growing danger of GMO contamination of nearly everything, feeding healthy, nourishing food to your family is quickly becoming difficult, if not impossible, through the industrial food system.

Find out more about what you can do to escape the Big Food monopolization of our food supply in this week’s Eyeopener report from


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