You also learned about digestion and absorption. Digestion is the process by which our body breaks down the foods we eat to provide obtain its energy, essential nutrients and other chemicals that are critical for life. Understanding the digestive process will help you evaluate the myriad of nutrition claims we are confronted with every day.
This forum will explore deeper several topics related to our food supply and food digestion. Your initial forum must be at least **500** words, posted by Thursday midnight EST, and contain at least one outside, reputable reference. You need to state your thesis and support it with at least one outside, reputable reference. Your textbook is not an outside reference. Remember, there is no right or wrong.
The FDA requires a GM food to be labeled as such only if there is a substantial difference in nutrient content, the food contains an allergen that would not normally be present, or the food contains a toxicant beyond a certain limit. Do you think consumers should know if their food contains GM ingredients? What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of labeling foods as either containing GM ingredients or as “GM free”? How would you use this information?