Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Lifestyle    Cook Right 4 Your Type  ›  Avoiding GMO sugar
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 8 Guests

Avoiding GMO sugar  This thread currently has 3,824 views. Print Print Thread
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
ruthiegirl
Sunday, November 28, 2010, 4:32pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 12,376
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 42
Does anybody know when the GMO sugar beets will find their way into the sugar on the supermarket shelves? Are they there already?

Hopefully these GMO sugar beets will be out of the food supply soon, but how can we protect ourselves until then? Completely avoiding sugar isn't a realistic option for my family-homemade baking is important to my kids, and helps the BTD lifestyle to not feel like deprivation. My budget doesn't support buying 100% organic.

I know that cane sugar is not genetically modified- how can we tell which "sugar" in the store is from sugar cane and which is from sugar beets? Is blackstrap molasses always from cane?


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  13yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message
O in Virginia
Sunday, November 28, 2010, 4:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Swami
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 2,642
Gender: Female
Location: Virginia
Age: 56
I always assumed the package of sugar that says "pure cane sugar" is from sugar cane, not beets.  I hope that's not a false assumption!  Can sugar from beets be legally labeled "pure cane sugar"?  Molasses, as far as I know, is always from sugar cane.  I don't know how else you would get molasses.  
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 1 - 7
C_Sharp
Sunday, November 28, 2010, 4:48pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher Rh+ Lewis: a+b-, NN,Taster
Sa Bon Nim
Administrator
Posts: 8,518
Gender: Male
Location: Indiana
Age: 54
GMO sugar beets is already there. If you buy beet sugar from the US 95 percent of it has a Roundup Ready gene complements of the Monsanto Co.  Different percentages are sited. Some indicate that Monsanto is only the source of 50% of the seed. But cross pollination does occur.

The USDA is currently working on ways to avoid the Judges ruling requiring an environmental impact statement before allowing continued use of GMO sugar beet seed. Concern is that if the federal government does not find away around the ruling, sugar beet yield might decrease by 20% next year.

Beet molasses is a byproduct of sugar production. It tastes different that cane molasses. It is usually used in animal feed. It is also be used to make alcohol.


MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.

Revision History (2 edits)
C_Sharp  -  Sunday, November 28, 2010, 5:06pm
C_Sharp  -  Sunday, November 28, 2010, 5:00pm
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 2 - 7
C_Sharp
Sunday, November 28, 2010, 4:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher Rh+ Lewis: a+b-, NN,Taster
Sa Bon Nim
Administrator
Posts: 8,518
Gender: Male
Location: Indiana
Age: 54
Quoted from O in Virginia
I always assumed the package of sugar that says "pure cane sugar" is from sugar cane, not beets.  I hope that's not a false assumption!  Can sugar from beets be legally labeled "pure cane sugar"?  Molasses, as far as I know, is always from sugar cane.  I don't know how else you would get molasses.  


Sometimes sugar is a mixture beet and cane, but a package labeled pure cane sugar should not contain any beet sugar.


MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 3 - 7
C_Sharp
Sunday, November 28, 2010, 4:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher Rh+ Lewis: a+b-, NN,Taster
Sa Bon Nim
Administrator
Posts: 8,518
Gender: Male
Location: Indiana
Age: 54
Companies that have indicated their products will not contain GMO sugar:

http://www.seedsofdeception.com/includes/services/nongm_sugar_beet_registry_display.cfm


MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 4 - 7
Goldie
Sunday, November 28, 2010, 5:57pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

All Gatherer -70 Scorp/Sag on BTD/GENO 17 year
Sam Dan
Posts: 5,928
Gender: Female
Location: East Coast
is there nothing sacred??

are we told to eat less sugar by the Gov because there will be less of it??

too much..

I like AGAVE .. and if it is better for humans with diabetes then it must be better for others also.. it goes a long way..


Being here is invaluable, but not enough. We need ALL the Doctors. I needed them for a very small cancer spot-I could never feel!!! Please do your mammograms! Doing so saved me from cancer later on. I am grateful! Thanks for learning from my experience! I was lucky! I wish the same for YOU!
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 5 - 7
ruthiegirl
Monday, November 29, 2010, 3:06pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia
Kyosha Nim
Columnists and Bloggers
Posts: 12,376
Gender: Female
Location: New York
Age: 42
So, all molasses and blackstrap molasses sold in stores is from sugar cane, not beets?

Which brown sugars are GMO free? All of them, or only some?


Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo   O- Leah , 18yo O- Hannah, and  13yo B+ Jack


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 6 - 7
C_Sharp
Monday, November 29, 2010, 3:54pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher Rh+ Lewis: a+b-, NN,Taster
Sa Bon Nim
Administrator
Posts: 8,518
Gender: Male
Location: Indiana
Age: 54
Brown sugar will also say "pure cane sugar" when the manufacturer wants you to know that they did not use beets.


MIfHI                            I follow a SWAMI diet.
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 7 - 7
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Lifestyle    Cook Right 4 Your Type  ›  Avoiding GMO sugar

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread