You ARE Eating Genetically Modified Food.

January 06 2010 - 4:21 PM

Leave it to the movies to stimulate healty eating. Food Inc. is on video and one of the areas of interest is in our overwhelming acceptance as a nation of ‘genetically modified organisms’ in our food.  GMOs are in over 80% of the items at your grocery store… Is that odd when every country in the European Union, Japan and the hearty Australians all restrict or ban it?

Here’s a list of some FAQ and a link to companies that will help you eat around them: from the Non-GMO Project.

What are GMOs?
GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are
organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques
of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This
relatively new science allows DNA from one species to be injected into
another species in a laboratory, creating combinations of plant,
animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or
through traditional crossbreeding methods.

Are GMOs safe?
In 30 other countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and
all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant
restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs, because they
are not considered proven safe. In the U.S. on the other hand, the FDA
approved commercial production of GMOs based on studies conducted by
the companies who bouncy castle for sale created them and profit from their sale. Many
health-conscious shoppers find the lack of rigorous, independent,
scientific examination on the impact of consuming GM foods to be cause
for concern.

How common are GMOs?
According to the USDA, in 2007, 91% of soy, 87% of cotton, and 73% of
corn grown in the U.S. were GMO. It is estimated that over 75% 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.