|Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 2:07 am: || |
This is an old post from the avoiding corn forum, but I thought it might be of interest to us now since so many are having trouble finding safe produce. This was a list from the produce section of a grocery store detailing what fruits and vegetables were waxed. The wax in question is made from genetically modified corn (GMOs are not food and are the same thing all the fga food additives are made from, too, by the way)
FOOD-GRADE Vegetable WAX
This is not counting the ones that are also gassed with ethylene (another GM corn derivative):
potatoes (to prevent sprouting)
tomatoes (to make them red so they appear ripe)
bananas (I don't even know why they are gassed)
I have talked to my local Kroger produce manager and he is trying to find out for me if the organic veggies and fruits can be coated with GM wax or gassed with GM ethylene. This shouldn't be allowed under the criteria for certified organic, but it wouldn't be the first time the rules were bent in favor of food manufacturers.
|Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 4:02 pm: || |
Ethylene use in the Ripening of Organic Bananas
I just found this ... "Ethylene is a permitted material under Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2092/91 for use in 'degreening bananas'. The Soil Association permits the use of ethylene as a trigger in the ripening process for organic bananas being imported into Europe."
But I don't know about the USA or other organic produce. I'll keep looking.