Well, that’s what happens when I get busy, I miss the emails. I totally missed Non-GMO Day, but it’s not too late to experience Non-GMO Month!
What are GMOs? GMOs are genetically modified organisms. It’s like taking part of one thing and combining it with another item. Kind of like forced crossbreading. Are GMOs safe for you? Not at all. I’m of the mind that if it occurs naturally, it’s worth taking a look at, but if it was created, there are most likely consequences. Science has a place, don’t get me wrong, but not when it comes to food.
“According to the USDA, in 2009, 93% of soy, 93% of cotton, and 86% of corn grown in the U.S. were GMO. It is estimated that over 90% of canola grown is GMO, and there are also commercially produced GM varieties of sugar beets, squash and Hawaiian Papaya. As a result, it is estimated that GMOs are now present in more than 80% of packaged products in the average U.S. or Canadian grocery store.” (nongmoproject.org)
Beginning this month, you will see “Non-GMO Project Verified” labels hitting store shelves. Support those that do not use GMO ingredients by purchasing their products. Let it be known that you do not support GMO! Get the Facebook App and helpt to educate others. GMO has got to go!