(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.
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."
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