2023 Dirty dozen released
It was mentioned in another discussion that I read that one person was surprised that corn was on the safe list. Someone said they thought it was on the list "because it is GMO and therefore less pesticides are used on GMO." This is generally untrue, but a widely spread comment to try to make GMO sound safer in some people's minds & ease guilt in others'.
But, I know from a cattle farmer who grew the GMO corn, that the corn is designed to put holes in the stomachs of the corn borer. As far as I know, this is the main purpose of the GMO corn. It isnt to resist a pesticide...however, that may be yet another thing that may have been done. I don't know.
This farmer always taste tested the corn, that he fed his cattle, in his field. Shortly after the last time he did this, he went into the hospital due to stomach problems. After testing, they found holes in his stomach. He said he would no longer feed his cattle GMO corn because this is what it will most likely be doing to them as well and he enjoyed his cattle too much.
Most GMO is heavily sprayed due to the plant being lab designed to not die from a specific herbicide, so GMO is usually a sprayed product.
There also pesticides, contaminated water, artificial fertilizer, and contaminated bio-solids also used in many fields. It isn’t only herbicides that contaminate field grown food. It's disheartening to realize that even produce grown without purposeful contamination can also be affected by drift, chemicals in well & municipal water, runoff and contaminated bio-solids.
Considering clean eating, and the skills many of you possess, how many of these dirty dozen can or do you grow yourself? Do you source any from a clean source even if you can’t grow your own?
Here are the dirty & clean lists. If you wish to have a free digital copy, click the link above.
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