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Michelle Obama launches new supermarket shopping guide, but no mention of GMO, aspartame, MSG

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: Michelle Obama, shopping guide, supermarket

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(NaturalNews) Michelle Obama has reportedly developed a new shopping guide as part of her Let's Move campaign against obesity that offers Americans some personal tips on how best to shop for food while at the grocery store. But missing from her guide is any warning about avoiding chemical poisons like the artificial sweetener chemical aspartame, genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), the meat preservative sodium nitrite, and many other common food toxins.

Titled Supermarket Shopping 101, Obama's shopping manifesto suggests things like making a list and sticking to it, and following the perimeter of the store, which is typically where the fresh produce, meat, and dairy items are found. Avoiding the inner aisles, which are stocked with cookies, chips, soda pop, and other unhealthy, processed foods, at least until the end of the shopping trip, are also among her many suggestions.

Obama makes no mention about the benefits of eating organic

But for someone who takes pride in cultivating an organic garden at the White House for her and her family (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/20/dining/20garden.html), Obama makes no mention about the importance of eating organic produce, or produce that has at least been grown using organic, chemical-free methods. In fact, there is no mention at all in her guide about the benefits of eating organic.

Despite Stanford University's recent failed attempt at maligning organics (http://www.naturalnews.com), organic growing methods produce healthier food that contains fewer pesticide residues, higher nutrient levels, and generally better flavor. Conventional foods, on the other hand, are often loaded with chemicals, and may even contain GMOs. (http://www.naturalnews.com/029697_organic_farms_strawberries.html)

Obama makes no mention about the dangers of GMOs

Independent science continues to show that GMOs pose some very serious health risks, as these genetic poisons are linked to causing organ damage, intestinal dysfunction, autoimmune disorders, infertility, accelerated aging, and many other conditions (http://www.naturalnews.com/028245_GM_food_side_effects.html). Not a single GM crop, in fact, has ever been definitively proven safe or beneficial for human consumption. (http://www.thetruthaboutgmos.com/)

But you would not know any of this by simply reading Obama's shopping guide, which makes no mention at all about the dangers of GMOs. Instead, Obama tells her followers to buy more plain popcorn and frozen edamame, both of which typically come from GM crops, as a way to expand their list of "healthy snack options."

Obama apparently sees no problems with MSG, aspartame, or sodium nitrite in food

While Obama's shopping guide contains a few minor tips that might be beneficial to those who have absolutely no clue how to shop for healthy food, it lacks any sort of specific warnings about what to avoid. In a section titled Making Good Choices, for instance, Obama says to "look for packaged food with short ingredient lists" in order to "determine whether a product is a healthy choice."

But she leaves it at that, failing to tell her readers which ingredients they should be looking to avoid. Such ingredients, of course, include things like monosodium glutamate (MSG), an "excitotoxin" that promotes brain inflammation (http://www.naturalnews.com/034272_MSG_monosodium_glutamate.html), and aspartame, the infamous sweetening chemical that is linked to causing brain damage and cancer. (http://www.naturalnews.com)

Here is a list of the top ten worst sources of aspartame in food:
http://www.naturalnews.com

And when suggesting that her followers buy more fresh meat and dairy products, Obama also fails to warn them about rBGH, the artificial, GM growth hormone commonly found in conventional dairy products (http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_3717.cfm), and sodium nitrite, the meat preservative chemical linked to causing diabetes, dementia, and pancreatic cancer. (http://www.naturalnews.com/sodium_nitrite.html)

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