What is GMO?
Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) is when Scientists/Genetic Engineers remove one or more genes from the DNA of a Plant. They combine the DNA with another organism such as bacterium (Bacillus Thuringiensis or BT), Virus, plants or even animal. Then the GMO is transferred back in to the plant obviously altering the DNA causing the plant to tolerate or produce pesticides.
What is GMO in?
Well, it’s in just about everything. 80% of foods we eat on a daily basis have one or more type of GMO!
Here is a list of the Top GMO crops I have found.
· Sugar Beets
· Zucchini and Yellow Squash
· Flax seed
· Vegetable oil
Do not forget that they are also feeding and injecting livestock with GMO.
· Dairy products
· Chicken (also in chicken eggs)
· Farmed Fish
Who would have even thought vitamins. Sadly the list goes on…
How does it affect our bodies?
Reports show GMO is linked to Leukemia, Liver Toxicity, Kidney Failure, gut inflammation, increase of allergies, issues with reproductive system and cancerous tumor growth just to name a few. We are killing ourselves every time we eat these foods and most people have no idea.
Who Supports GMO?
President Obama & our government. 60 Countries around the world have banned GMO, but America has not. America won’t even put a label on GMO products because it will hurt profit. They don’t care about our health, they care about making money. You, yourself have to do something about it. If we continue to buy gmo products we are supporting them too.
How do we avoid GMO?
The Non GMO project has created a great list of food that have been verified, which can be found on this page:http://www.nongmoproject.org/find-non-gmo/search-participating-products/
· Look for the NON GMO project verified label
· Eat organic foods. (I will be doing a post on how to eat organic and healthy on a budget soon.)
· Eat Fresh Fish
· Buy locally grown foods- Farmers Markets
· Plant your own garden
· Here’s the big one Don’t Eat Out! (meal prep and eat at home so you can avoid eating unhealthy fast foods)