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What's the Deal with GMOs?

April 22, 2015 2 min read

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and it means that the DNA of the plant has been altered to withstand heavy doses of the weed killer ‘Roundup’ OR the DNA has been altered to make the plant itself a pesticide- when the insect eats BT corn for example, it dies. gmo-corn While the agri-industry promotes the benefits of producing more food and quicker for our growing population, we are going against the laws of nature itself and it is not sustainable. Like anything that is mass-produced, the quality suffers. GMO crops have really changed the game. Having only been apart of our food supply since the 1990s; the rates of chronic disease have sky rocketed! The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges physicians to advise all patients to avoid genetically modified (GM) food. They state, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food.” The negative health effects include:
  • Infertility
  • Immune problems
  • Accelerated aging
  • Faulty insulin regulation
  • Changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.
TOP GMO FOODS: Found in over 80% of products found in the average supermarket in North America.
  1. Soy
  2. Corn
  3. Canola- found in MOST processed foods
  4. Cotton- all the clothes we wear!
  5. Alfalfa -fed to dairy cows
  6. Sugar
  7. Zucchini
  8. Papaya
For more information on this important topic I highly recommend that you watch the documentaries Genetic Roulette, GMO OMG and Food Inc. How can you protect yourself?
  • Use the Non-GMO Shopping Guide.
  • Buy Organic, this automatically means its safe and free of GMOs.
  • Look for Non-GMO Project Verified, or ‘Certified organic’ labels especially on the foods that are commonly modified.
  • Watch out for the ‘all natural’ or the ‘90% organic ingredients’ packaging tricks.

If you want more inspiration and healthy recipes, follow me on social media and check out my blog. I post daily goodies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!


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