What is a GMO?

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. Genetic engineering is a process where genes from one organism are moved into the genome of another organism. In the case of genetically engineered foods, genes from bacteria or other plants or organisms are moved into foods such as soybeans, corn, potatoes, and rice to provide herbicide-tolerance and/or insect resistance to the plants. Plants aren't the only things that are being subjected to this unrefined technology, trees and animals such as salmon (AquAdvantage Salmon) are either in production or awaiting FDA approval.
GMO's are in approximately 70-75% of our foods, everything from milk, meat, cereals, crackers, and many more. Even foods labeled organic maybe contaminated from nearby conventional farms.  The only true way to tell if it doesn't contain GMOs is to look for a label stating that the product is GMO free.

Largest GMO Offenders

  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Canola
  • Cotton
  • Dairy

In Production/Awaiting Appoval

  • AquAdvantage Salmon
  • Alfalfa

Others to Avoid

  • Sugar Beets
  • Hawaiian Papaya
  • Zucchini
  • Crook Neck Squash
  • Grain fed meat/eggs

Pulled From the Market

  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • L-tryptophan (dietary supplement)

What Are Some Of The Dangers?

There is a lack of any peer reviewed human studies. However, some animal testing and one human feeding trail has been done and does not show a positive outlook. Some potential dangers are: 
  • Antibiotic resistance diseases
  • Allergenic reactions
  • Toxins
  • Carcinogens
  • Nutritional problems
  • New diseases

Visit: http://www.responsibletechnology.org/GMFree/GMODangers/HealthDangers/index.cfm and
 http://www.actionbioscience.org/biotech/pusztai.html for more information on the dangers of GMOs.

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