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Offline azmarktb

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GMO'S IN BEER?
« on: November 13, 2015, 09:22:11 AM »
First off, I am self-proclaimed problem beer drinker. I drink 12-18 per day and mostly Bud b/c I love the taste without the hangover or digestive upsets. I am 48 years old, look 30 fi I shave and am an avid workout enthusiast. Oh, did I mention I eat very clean-most of the time. my diet is mostly fat and protein with little starches. Never sweets. My problem isn't sugar, its beer!!   I don't plan on stopping but am sort of worried about the potential harmful effects of GMOS since my beer of choice is BUD.  Any thoughts? I tried emailing dr. greg eillis but haven't gotten response in months.   Thanks, Mark

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Re: GMO'S IN BEER?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2016, 08:26:38 AM »
Budweiser contains genetically modified (GMO) rice.

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Re: GMO'S IN BEER?
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2016, 08:35:06 AM »
And most cereal grains, while not GMO, are sprayed with glyphosate right before harvest to dry down (kill) the crop on schedule for when the harvest crew will be available.

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Re: GMO'S IN BEER?
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 08:50:35 AM »
And these goodies...

    GMO corn, rice, and sugars.
    Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
    Propylene Glycol.
    Calcium Disodium EDTA.
    "Natural Flavors" (which we know aren't so natural after all -- see below)
    High Fructose Corn Syrup, also GMO

http://www.businessinsider.com/facts-about-natural-and-artificial-flavors-2014-1
http://www.naturalhealth365.com/natural_flavors.html/

GMO Free Beers:
Organic Beers (Unpasteurized & Unfiltered):
    Wolaver’s – all beers
    Lamar Street – Whole Foods label (brewed by Goose Island)
    Bison – all beers
    Dogfish Head (organic when ingredients available)
    Fish Brewery Company – Fish Tale Ales
    Lakefront Brewery – Organic ESB
    Brooklyn – (organic when ingredients are available)
    Pinkus – all beers
    Samuel Smiths – Samuel Smiths Organic Ale
    Wychwood – Scarecrow Ale

Non-Organic Beers (Unpasteurized & Unfiltered):
    Sierra Nevada – all choices
    Duck Rabbit – Brown Ale, Porter, Amber Ale, Milk Stout
    Dogfish Head- 60 Minute IPA, Shelter Pale Ale, Chicory Stout
    Shipyard – Summer Brew
    Victory Brewery – Whirlwind
    North Coast – Blue Star
    Bridgeport – IPA (Bottle conditioned)
    Ayinger – all choices
    Royal Oak – Pale Ale
    Fraziskaner – Hefeweisse and Dunkel Weisse
    Weihenstephaner – Hefe Weissbier
    Maisel’s – Weisse
    Hoegaarden – Belgian Wit

Other:
    Heineken
    Steamwhistle
    Amstel Light
    Duchy Original Ale Organic
    Mill Street Brewery
    Fuller’s Organic
    Nelson Organic Ale
    Natureland Organic

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Re: GMO'S IN BEER?
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 10:18:43 AM »
Ugh, I never thought about GMO beer.

But thinking about "craft brews" the brewers that I know personally have nothing in their beer except barley, water, hops and yeast.  I don't think there are any approved GMO barley seeds yet.  Same goes for hops.

So I would think that sticking to craft brewers that are "purists" and you can avoid GMOs. 

Sound right?

Of course wheat beers and add ins would be a different story.

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Re: GMO'S IN BEER?
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 12:08:24 PM »
Go Organic.  Conventional grain can still have pesticide and glyphosate.