Genetically modified foods hit Zimbabwe’s local food industries during 2008’s darkest economic times where the citizens had to rely on these cheap products but never healthy at the same time. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms, whose growth is accelerated through genetic engineering techniques.
By Shingie Lev Muringi
Today we are going to help you with the two easiest steps to identify genetically modified tomatoes and other fruits in case you have been buying those. GMO’s range from animal meat, the bird family of chickens, plant foods to fruits.
The main reason for their discovery was for scientific research purposes not for total human consumption like what we see nowadays. Outrightly, be warned that these foods are never good for your health no matter how cheap they come but should be avoided at all costs as advised by health experts.
Here we present to you an easy way that will help you identify these tomatoes and know what to eat. The reason for this is the fact that some consumer protection units have decided that, as a consumer, they do not care if you consume tomatoes are a hybrid species with frog genes.
Some consumers may be concerned about the fact that they eat GMO’s, but those who do not care can now determine whether they buy genetically modified fruits and vegetables or not.
Here is how you can find out: Fruits and vegetables that are grown in the usual way (with the injection of chemicals) are labeled with a code consisting of four digits.
Organically grown fruits and vegetables price tag with a code consisting of five digits, starting with 9. Genetically modified (GM) fruit and vegetables have a price tag with a code consisting of five digits starting with the number 8 of these tips are quite important , due to the fact that at this time, more than 80 percent of processed foods in the SADC have been genetically modified especially from South Africa.
In other European countries, the production and sale of GMO products is prohibited. These countries are Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary and Luxemburg.
Other most popular genetically modified foods include chickens that are still circulating in the local supermarkets. The resultant of consuming these GMO’s include overweight, cancers and other health related sicknesses.