What’s a GMO?
A GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) is a laboratory process of taking genes from one species and inserting them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or haracteristic.What kinds of genetically engineered traits have been added to our food crops?
Herbicide tolerance crops, which lets the farmer spray weedkillers directly on the crop without killing it
Pesticide-producing crops, where the plant produces its own internal pesticide
Why should you be concerned about GMOs?
Various feeding studies in animals have resulted in tumors, damaged immune systems, smaller brains, livers, birth defects, reproductive problems and infertility GMOs have also been linked with allergies, various digestive and bowel syndromes and even autism in humansWhat foods are GM?
soy (94%), cotton (90%), canola (90%), sugar beets (95%), corn (88%), Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%), zucchini and yellow squash (over 24,000 acres) Products derived from the above, including oils from all four, soy protein, soy lecithin, cornstarch, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup Approximately 90% of all products on supermarket shelves contain GMO ingredients