Unfortunately, many restaurants still rely on soy as the primary non-dairy alternative for milk and tofu as the primary plant-based protein on their menus. To those restaurants, here is my personal plea for lentils and millet! I don’t use much tofu at home, but I still love to eat out. Because of that, I end up eating tofu at least a few times a week. As part of my commitment to being FoodWired, I’ve started asking restaurants more questions. One of my primary questions is whether or not their tofu is organic. Over 90% of soy grown in the US is genetically modified. Because there is no mandatory GMO labeling requirement, I typically look for organic to reduce my GMO intake. Did you know that children’s food allergies have increased since the 1990s when we introduced genetically modified crops? Genetically modified crops are based on synthetic proteins and our bodies are designed to identify synthetic proteins as invaders. For more information on why I choose to avoid them whenever possible, check out this video by former food industry analyst, Robyn O’Brien.
So this post is my ongoing update of the Denver tofu scene. Which restaurants are serving organic tofu and which ones aren’t? Help me find out. Call your favorite restaurant and ask them. Let’s start the discussion. Because it matters. Be sure to subscribe or visit regularly for updates. More to come.
And a big thank you to Tuk Tuk Thai for posting a groovy sign on their Gov’s Park location and inspiring this post.
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