Have you been hearing about “GMOs” and why they could be bad for your health? GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. According to the Non-GMO Project site: “GMOs” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.”
So is this bad? To quote from the Non-GMO Project site once again: “Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. In the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale.”
Did you catch that? The corporations who engineered this science for profit are the same corporations we’re trusting for testing. Anyone can see such testing could become a tad bit slanted.
So are GMO tainted foods labeled? No. The powerful biotech lobby has succeeded in keeping this information from the public. In the absence of mandatory labeling, the Non-GMO Project was created to give us the information we deserve.
So what’s the solution? Companies like Mindful Meats of California are sprouting up to answer the cry of Americans against GMO products. Kashi is also making fast strides to convert their entire line to non-GMO products. They clearly label their Kashi food items that have already moved to non-GMO.
You may not have time to protest in Washington D.C. or write letters to politicians, but you can support a healthier America by purchasing from the food manufacturers who are putting all of us first.