Did you know that over 50 Countries have banned the sale of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO's)? A GMO is a plant or animal that has been genetically altered to improve its ability to grow in non-native environments, resist bugs, produce more food, or show other desired traits. The process of creating GMOs is highly unpredictable; it’s assumed that if the original food was safe, the genetically modified version will be too. For example, GMO tomatoes now contain fish cells to improve shelf life, the result of this is new allergens being introduced into common foods. Mainstream media is trying to tell us that the consumption of GMO foods is safe; we encourage you to consider the photo below and decide for yourself.
Serve this colorful, high-fiber, low-sodium salad as a flavor-packed side dish to any grilled meats or by itself as a satisfying lunch. (from www.janetandgreta.com)
Makes 6 servingsPer serving (1 cup): 243 calories, 7.4 g total fat (0.7 g saturated fat), 6 g protein, 38 g carbohydrate, 7.2 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 182 mg sodium
Transfer cooked and cooled quinoa to a large bowl. Add tomatoes, beans, corn, bell pepper, onions, jalapeno and cilantro. Mix well.
In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Pour over salad. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving.