The Top GMO Foods and How to Avoid Them

Submitted by admin on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 14:24
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) first became available to farmers in 1996. By 2013, close to half of all U.S. cropland was planted with GMOs. Ingredients made from GMOs can be found in an estimated 80 percent of the processed foods on U.S. supermarket shelves as well as in feeds for livestock and farmed fish. But very few of the whole foods we eat are GMO, and large quantities of some of the field crops are also used in nonfood products (field corn in ethanol, for example, and cotton in fabrics). Here we explore what crops are genetically modified and how they end up in our food.

Is Organic Dog Food or Cat Food Better for My Pet?

Submitted by admin on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 13:05

You may be wondering if it's a good idea to buy organic food for your dog or cat. Actually 100% organic pet food can be tricky to find with limited options for dog food and cat food. It's a challenge to make one food that meets all of your pet's essential nutrient needs in one serving using only organic ingredients. However, there is no research in cats or dogs to say if organic pet food is healthier than conventional. (Even human studies show conflicting evidence on whether or not organic food delivers more nutrients.)