Genetically modified (GM) foods may look and feel the same as conventional foods, but they are drastically (and possibly harmfully) different. A genetically modified (GM) food is a food derived from genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Through genetic engineering, scientists have discovered how to change the DNA blueprint of certain foods. They take the genetic material (DNA) from one species and transfer it into another in order to obtain a desired trait. GM foods are promoted to help make crops resistant to disease, to increase protein and vitamin levels making food more nutritious and to make fruit and vegetables last longer.
GM foods can lead to many health issues and problems as it is introducing antigens or bacteria not originally found in the food source. There are issues with potential toxins, allergens, carcinogens, new diseases, antibiotic resistant diseases, and nutritional problems that may occur with ingesting GM foods and GMO’s. Children are particularly at risk since they are still in the growth stages and are more susceptible to GMO effects.
Over 70% of grocery food is GMO not to mention the GMO feed animals are being fed that then are part of our dairy, eggs and meat from those animals. No testing or labeling is necessary or demanded by the FDA. It is up to you to make choices in your diet so you can avoid GMO's.
Steps you can take to avoid GMO's:
1 - Eat organic - organic foods are required to be free of GMO's
2 - Avoid the most at risk foods - soy, corn, canola, cottonseed
3 - Shop for non-GMO foods – Download FREE shop guide
4 - Demand labeling - visit www.labelGMOs.org
5 - Read more about GMO's - visit www.seedsofdeception.com