What are GMO’s?
GMO’s are Genetically Modified Organisms- aka “Super Foods” or “FrankenFoods” that have been created in a laboratory without any safety testing. These are foods that have been genetically altered with experimental gene combinations from various plants, animals, bacteria and viruses. The unnatural gene combinations do not and cannot occur in nature.
The majority of these commercially modified GMO’s have been directly engineered with various herbicides and pesticides to withstand high doses of direct application of both. The “thought” process behind this is that farmers will be able to spray high doses of weed killer and pesticides and the engineered plant will have the ability to survive and thrive. Unfortunately, the reality of it is that the soil is being contaminated with chemicals which are showing up in our bloodstream.
Are GMO’s Safe?
The resounding answer to this question is NO. More than 60 countries around the world have made a concerted effort to significantly reduce or ban GMO production and sales. You can read more about GMO Safety here. Frankly put, GMO’s were developed by the worlds largest chemical company, they are directly responsible for a sudden surge in super weeds, weeds that cannot be killed without extremely high doses of chemicals such as 2,4-D which happens to be a major ingredient in Agent Orange; if that helps give you an idea of the seriousness of this matter.
Are GMO’s Common?
Unfortunately, Yes, it has been estimated that GMO’s are now in as much as 80-90% of ALL processed food. You can view a list of companies that use GMO products in their foods here.