The publicity and interest in “going green” has increased awareness to serious environmental issues surrounding global warming. However, genetically modified organisms (GMOs)—also called genetically modified foods or GM foods—are another significant environmental issue that has disappeared in the shadows lately. What Are GMOs? Genetically modified organisms are created by taking genes from organisms such as bacteria, viruses or animals and inserting them into other, often unrelated, species. GM food refers to any food product containing or is derived from GMOs.
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Today we have more food options than ever before. From organic, to locally grown, to vegan, we can find food anytime, almost anywhere. Not only is it available 24/7 and marketed to us using mobile apps and Internet games, but it is also full of lots of ingredients that just didn't exist when we were kids. So while our food may look the same, looks can be deceptive, as it now contains artificial, engineered and genetically altered ingredients that are so new that patents have been filed on them in the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Engineered with new traits and characteristics, to withstand the routine spraying of record amounts of weed killers and other toxic ingredients, our food may look the same but it is anything but.
1. Avoid “At Risk” Ingredients The commonest crops that are genetically modified are Soy (91%) Canola (88%) Corn (85%) Cotton... View Article