What the heck is a GMO?



GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals (your food) 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. For example, in laymans terms, the RoundUp to prevent weeds is in the seed which is planted in the ground.

Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or insecticides. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit.

Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems (allergies, infertility, immune problems, insulin problems and GI distress), environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.

Currently, the FDA conducts no testing on the safety and has no regulations in place for GMO’s.

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