(NaturalNews) Last week, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, reported on the presence of toxic ingredients in many survival foods. Adams wrote that nearly every popular storable food product contained GMOs, pesticides, and monosodium glutamate (MSG.)
Genetically modified corn and soy are two of the most prolific ingredients on the food market today, and that includes the survival foods market as well. For example, the latest statistics from the USDA reveal that 94 percent of all the soybeans grown here in the US are of the herbicide-tolerant (HT) GM variety. Genetically-modified corn (including HT and BT corn) accounts for roughly 92 percent of all corn being grown here in the states. Given the prolific nature of GMO crops like these, it is not surprising that GM ingredients have a commanding presence in so much of our food supply.
Corn starch, hydrolyzed corn protein, high-fructose corn syrup, corn syrup solids, modified corn starch and hydrolyzed corn are some of the genetically modified corn ingredients that you can find on the labels of many popular survival food products.
Soy ingredients are also frequently used in a variety of items, including storable foods. Textured vegetable protein (often abbreviated as TVP) is derived from soy, for example. Partially hydrogenated soybean oil, hydrolyzed soy protein, soybean oil, soy protein, and soy lethicin are other common soy-based ingredients that are commonly found in these types of foodstuffs – most of which is likely to be made from GM soy.
There are, of course, many other ingredients and additives to be concerned about. Maltodextrin, dextrose, refined sugars and starches are often added to storable foods, as are a multitude of artificial colorants, preservatives and flavorings. MSG often hides under other names, like yeast extract and autolyzed or hydrolyzed vegetable protein. The overwhelming presence of pesticides and herbicides in many survival food products is also quite worrisome. Adams noted, “These are chemical poisons that aren’t listed on labels. Under current U.S. federal law food that [is] sprayed with pesticides or herbicides does not have to list those chemicals as ingredients.”