GMO’s – Definition
GMO’s – what’s the problem
By definition a GMO product is the result of a plant or an animal being scientifically changed. This simply means that the product previously did not exist. A major concern with this is that there is insufficient long-term testing on the effects of GMO foods so that consumers can have a choice.
- “I like food
- We are what we eat
- What’s in your food
- Don’t you want to know what’s in your food
- I have a right to know”
This can be a highly volatile and controversial topic but the message seems clear – “Just Label it”.
50 countries label their GMO food but not in the United States
Potential Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods
Genetically engineered foods saturate our diet today. In the US alone, over 80% of all processed foods contain them. Others include grains like rice, corn and wheat; legumes like soybeans and soy products; vegetable oils, soft drinks; salad dressings; vegetables and fruits; dairy products including eggs; meat, chicken, pork and other animal products; and even infant formula plus a vast array of hidden additives and ingredients in processed foods (like in tomato sauce, ice cream, margarine and peanut butter). Consumers don’t know what they’re eating because labeling is prohibited, yet the danger is clear. Independently conducted studies show the more of these foods we eat, the greater the potential harm to our health.