Avoid: GMO’s

29 Feb

What are they?

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. In other words, food that has had it’s DNA modified.

Would you feel safe if I told you that the seed that grew into the fruit or vegetable you ate today was developed in a lab instead of by nature? That it was injected with a bacteria’s DNA to insert genes into it to make it resistant to herbicides?

This does not make me happy and it certainly does not make me feel safe.

To avoid eating these GMO’s make sure you buy organic produce and also organic products. Most processed food contain at least one ingredient derived from GMO, the most frequent ones are corn and soybeans. Look at the labels, if a conventional cereal (not organic) contains any corn ingredients these are probably derived from GM corn.

Unfortunately GMO labeling is not official at this time. But there are groups who advocate for it to become mandatory. I think we all deserve the right to know where our food is coming from.

To learn more about GMO’s go to www.nongmoproject.org or www.saynotogmos.org

You can also watch the Future of Food trailer here.

Another interesting video here.

One Response to “Avoid: GMO’s”

  1. Ella Baker March 6, 2012 at 9:10 am #

    The U.S. is attempting to outlaw non-GMO labeling of foods, thereby making it illegal for a non-GMO food product to even claim “non-GMO” on the label. This would result in a global GMO cover-up as consumers are left in the dark about whether their foods are genetically modified or not.

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