GMO’s are plant or meat products with DNA artificially altered in a laboratory by genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria, resulting in foreign compounds found in these foods. This type of genetic alteration is not found in nature and hasn’t been studied extensively.
  • First, a bit of background                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               You don’t have to look far to find foods with GMO’s today. According to the Grocery Manufacturing Association, 70% of items in American food stores contain genetically modified organisms, ingredients that have been scientifically engineered in laboratories to enhance certain traits. While GM ingredients have only been on the market in America for around 20 years, they’re already sparking national controversy, as people wonder what the potential impacts could be on the environment and our health. Large companies such as Monsanto, Nestle, General Mills and PepsiCo experienced cost benefits by using these added ingredients, and the trend quickly spread to other sects of the food industry.
  • How to avoid GMOs and Find non GMO sources                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   One of the most rewarding ways to eat non-GMO and the best way to know exactly where your food comes from is to grow your own food. Or, buying organic meat, eggs and milk is the ONLY way to avoid genetically modified produce. Buy food labeled “100% organic” or labeled by the 3rd party non-GMO project. These are the ONLY labels that legally guarantee food is 100% non GMO. Avoid processed and packaged foods/beverages that are not non GMO.

 

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