If you are going for a picnic, of course, you will carry a packet of fried chips and other stuff. But if you are eating Lay’s daily, then you are surely going to have a health problem. LAY’S TASTES VERY GOOD BUT THEY ARE HARMFUL! Yes, harmful and here’s WHY…
It has been found that the Texas-based Frito-Lay corporation has been selling processed foods products which contain both Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide (glyphosate) and genetically modified (GM), pesticide-producing “corn”. This is a disturbing revelation as both ingredients have been scientifically linked to many health issues, such as hormone disruption and kidney failure.
Independent labs have found that 100% of the corn tested in Frito-Lay’s Sun Chips, marketed as a ‘better snack food’ which could reduce heart disease, is full of GM Bt toxic pesticide and glyphosate (an herbicide chemical).
For all of those GM supporters who think the results are biased:
“The glyphosate residue test was conducted by an accredited lab using the Specific LC/MS/MS testing method with a minimum detectable level of 0.02 ppm. The test documented the presence of glyphosate in SunChips at a level of 0.14 ppm, or 0.14 mg/kg. As we reported in the findings of our Froot Loops testing, this gives significant reason for concern.”
There is a growing body of scientific evidence which indicates that glyphosate bio-accumulates in our bodies. It has been linked to endocrine disorders, autism, cancer, and reproductive health issues. One MIT scientist, Dr. Stephanie Seneff, says that glyphosate is one of the worst toxins in the environment – yet we put it in our bodies daily with companies like PepsiCo selling their products.
Although Lay’s has a “low sodium” version of their chips, most contain an overabundance of salt. A diet consisting of too much salt can lead to high blood pressure and kidney disease. Even just one serving of Lay’s chips is recognized as high in calories and high in fat by the FDA. Loading ourselves with calories and fat causes weight gain and puts us at risk for other diseases. Unhealthy deep fried chips cause digestive problems and stress on the body’s metabolism making it harder to produce insulin, which in turn leads to (or significantly increases of risks) type 2 diabetes.
Lay’s has many varieties of chip flavors like “Classic BLT”, “Barbecue” and “Sour Cream and Onion”. The ingredients list for these chips is a mile long! Although Lay’s has begun to use more “natural flavorings” in their recipes, these flavorings consist of what they call “bacon type flavor” and “lettuce type flavor” which of course are all produced in a lab. The ambiguity of these ingredients gives us little faith that Lay’s are actually a healthy snack.
What about Lay’s “Baked” potato chips? These are marketed as being a lot healthier than the original chips. When we examine the label we read that the baked version contains additional ingredients such as corn starch, corn oil, and soy lecithin. Since it is not specified that they are organic, there is a high chance that they are genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. Also added is sugar and corn sugar (high fructose corn syrup) which have been shown in studies to increase the risk of obesity, liver damage, and metabolic syndrome. Scientists also discovered that about half of commercial high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) was contaminated with mercury.
And this is hardly a shock, considering Frito-Lay’s parent company, PepsiCo, spent more than $13 million fighting against mandatory GMO labeling. Both PepsiCo and Frito-Lay are major purveyors of GMO junk foods, many of which are marketed directly to children, and which we now know are loaded with chemical poisons in the form of pesticide and herbicide residues.
“Pepsi contributed over $8.1 million to defeat citizens’ ballot initiatives in California ($2,485,400), Washington ($1,620,899), Colorado ($1,650,000) and Oregon ($2,350,000), and spent an additional $5.06 million on lobbying in 2013 ($2,720,000) and 2014 (first 2 quarters of 2014: $2,340,000).”