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We don't have proper labeling for GM foods in the U.S. so it is pretty much impossible to know what you are buying. From what I have read 90% of soy beans are genetically modified and about 70% of corn. So now I'm eating more soy, I'm probably killing myself because know one knows what this stuff will do to you in the long run. Does anyone else think about these things and get nervous?
 

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most of the soy-based foods I buy are by Alpro and so are non-GM, so I don't really worry about it. Is there a non-GM brand in your area you could switch to?<br><br>
Although in truth I probably wouldn't worry about it anyway. I'm not much of a worrier when it comes to things like that.
 

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Most specific soy products that vegans buy are organic, which I believe is not GM. Look for organic, which isn't hard. Most GM soy is fed to animals and is used as filler (like mixed with hamburger), not packaged as soymilk, tofu, etc.
 

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Irizary is right. I haven't seen any tofu or tempeh that is GMO. Even if not organic (like some of the Mori-Nu silken tofu), some will specifically say "Non-GMO." Most soymilk should be good. Edensoy definitely is the best. When buying edamame, just look for organic. Most everything else, though, like the TVP and sausages, is probably GMO and loaded with all kinds of crap.
 

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Is the soy is things like Morningstar and others like it organic?<br><br><br><br>
edited to add: Ah I just saw the above post that said it was probably not such a good thing.
 

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Yeah its ****ty. Most of your vegan/enviro concerned vegan companies should list that stuff. France has laws that make it mandatory for food to be listed as GMO or not and BC Canada just made it law for food to be labeled as such too. Look into Greenpeace too they may have more information on GMO in your country. The Canadian website claims to have a list of the food thats safe, or the food that dangerous I am not really sure yet. But I live in France right now so I don't have to be sure for a few months yet.<br><br><br><br>
I've got some videos for you, they are the first part but they will lead into the second. Except for the second two, no more parts to them.<br><br><br><br>
Genetically Modified Organisms - unnatural selection<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA76tcYLNXg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA76tcYLNXg</a><br><br><br><br>
Future of Food<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvLBMXC_D0Q" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvLBMXC_D0Q</a><br><br><br><br>
You and your milk<br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67z6s3V8M4g" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67z6s3V8M4g</a><br><br><br><br>
Are GMO dangerous for your health, the european inquiry (in french subtitled)<br><br><a href="http://video.google.fr/videoplay?docid=5361524614766897890&q=GMO" target="_blank">http://video.google.fr/videoplay?doc...66897890&q=GMO</a>
 

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Personally, I've got better things to worry about. Genetic modifications most often change a single protein out of tens of thousands of proteins made by the organism. I recognize that there are some uncertainties involved -- allergies aren't understood well enough for us to say how much of a risk we're introducing of creating new allergies, for example. On balance though, when I can't get organics I'd rather take a GMO that required less pesticide than a conventionally genetic plant that was dosed more heavily. We've established without doubt that dumping massive chemicals into the environment is harmful; while the risks of GMOs are at this point speculative.
 

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I'm not obsessive about it, but I do look for organic soy products. You are probably not "killing yourself" by eating it though. I would be more worried about the impact that it is having on our planet. To me GMO is all about putting money and greed ahead of what is best for humanity, and this revolts me. Buying GMO also means supporting Monsanto, one of the most vile corporations on this planet.
 
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