Message Number: YG4471 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Melissa
Date: 2001-06-10 10:05:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Genetically Altered Foods

Hello all --

I really don't have much of an opinion on whether
science "should" create transgenic foods or not. But,
genetically altered products are showing up in our
supermarkets and restaurants, and some people are
allergic to some altered items, such as the
genetically altered corn that showed up in Taco Bell's
taco shells a few months ago; Taco Bell had to get a
waiver from the FDA to avoid recalling all of its taco
shells -- I think that the FDA had not approved it for
human consumption because some people (a very small
percentage) had allergies.

Anyway, if you're concerned about consuming
genetically altered foods, or about feeding them to
your ferrets, you might consider shopping at a "health
food" supermarket. In Missouri, Kansas, and Colorado,
there's a chain called "Wild Oats" that sells
certified organic produce, meat, oils, and processed
foods. (certified organic foods exclude incorporation
of genetically modifified foods, and many other
products are labeled "non-"GMO" which means
"non-genetically modified-something") Similar chains
are becoming more popular across the country, but in
my experience, you have to look for them.

Best Wishes

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