Genetically modified foods (GM) are not labeled in the U.S., despite warnings from doctors and scientists.
Denmark, WI (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
Darren Kornowske, owner of soybean snack food producer Almost Nuts, encourages consumers to go behind the label to get the facts on genetically engineered foods. GMO (genetically-modified organism) foods are not labeled in the United States, despite warnings from scientists and import bans in several countries. Proposition 37 in California was on the ballot in November to mandate that companies inform consumers which foods contains GMOs.
“For all those voters who stood up against the food industry behemoths with Proposition 37, we want to say thank you,” said Kornowske. “Our company, Almost Nuts, produces soybean snacks that are all natural – and we actually mean it's 100% natural!”
Whole portions of real foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are generally considered one of the healthiest ways to eat. But when cravings come for sweet, crunchy, and or salty snacks, people often turn to foods like potato chips, salty crackers, cookies or popcorn. However, the problem is that the most popular snack brands, such as Ritz, Lay’s and Doritos, use GM foods in its production.
“Major companies like Unilever or Pepsi own these brands and use whatever means to cut costs, even if the product appears to be an all-natural snack food,” Kornowske said. “Many times, you're better off getting the organic brands for a healthier alternative, where you know what's in it.”
The True Food Shoppers Guide, available at http://www.truefoodnow.org/shoppers-guide, recommends trying products by Field Day Organics, Kettle, Late July, Eden, Trader Joe’s and Mary’s Gone Crackers.
Kornowske's company, Almost Nuts!, takes pride in promoting non-GMO snack food. The company's primary food involves soybeans because Kornowske came up with the idea of roasting the beans as he was taking care of his farm. The Almost Nuts collection features soybeans in different flavors, such as chocolate-coated or oven-roasted.
“For people looking for a delicious snack food that's gluten-free and truly natural, our chocolate-coated soybeans are a great alternative to that GMO-filled trash,” Kornowske states. “And, to those voters in California, don't worry – we'll get the labeling proposition passed sooner than later.”