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I mistakenly got soybeans / edamame at Trader Joe’s marked “natural product”, but they messed up my digestion. I wondered why, and found the term “natural” is often used on dangerous genetically engineered food products, from crops that have been destroying the farms of many populations all over the planet.
Organic food would have wording such as “produced from organic non-GMO soybeans” or similar, as shown at the Food Freedom blog on WordPress, Greenpeace, and the Organic Consumers Association. The email response from Trader Joe’s states they “ensure” all their vendors follow “FDA, USDA” guidelines, which promote the use of dangerous genetically engineered foods.


Written by john

August 9, 2009 at 7:35 am

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  1. John, you may also want to note that soy beans also contain a trypsin inhibitor which will slow down your ability to digest proteins in your gut. They also contain significant levels of urease, an enzyme which can convert urea to amonia. If you eat a lot of raw soy beans with meats such as liver which produces urea you could also generate ammonia gas, CO2 and carbon monoxide which may cause you some discomfort. Steaming the beans will inactivate these two proteins which may reduce your problems.

    Paul W. Diaz, Ph.D.

    August 16, 2012 at 11:55 am

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