I am beyond sick and tired of the lies being spread about our food safety in the US – specifically the non-GMO rubbish that runs rampant throughout our grocery stores.
Dear Consumers –
There is a project out there and its goal is to confuse and dupe you into purchasing food products that are not GMO – for their profit.
According to an article in the Genetic Literacy Project concerning a non-GMO company - Executive Director Megan Westgate told the Wall Street Journal that it is focusing on shrinking the market for existing GMO ingredients and prevent new commercial biotech crops, which would grow the business of the organic and natural products industry.
Now, if you want to eat non-GMO food, great. Have at it.
But, if you’re purchasing it because you think it’s safer or more healthy than GMO food then please read on.
What is GMO – Genetically Modified Organisms? Genetic engineering, also referred to as biotechnology, allows plant breeders to take a desirable trait found in nature and transfer it from one plant or organism to the plant they want to improve, as well as make a change to an existing trait in a plant they are developing. – from gmoanswers.com.
Are GMOs bad?
If you are fearful that there is something wrong with GMOs there is no reason to purchase non-GMO products. There is no scientific proof that GMOs are harmful.
The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NAS) issued a report confirming the safety of GMOs and also their compositional and nutritional equivalency with non-GMO foods – from gmoanswers.com
American Medical Association, World Health Organization, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization are other organizations that deem GMOs safe.
Recently, Genetic Literacy Project reports that GMOs provides substantial health benefits and yield increase in crops. With GMO corn there is a reduction in mycotoxins, which are toxic and carcinogenic for humans and animals.
The mycotoxins weaken the plant's "immune system" and leave it more susceptible to fungal development. Mycotoxins remain a persistent health threat and studies have shown a correlation between mycotoxins and certain cancers.
I’ve created a cheat sheet for you if you still want non-GMO food.
These are the only GMO foods available in the US.
The following are not even available as a non-GMO, yet the slick tricky label is plastered on many items.
As a farmer we use GMO seed. We plant the seed. We walk through the fields with GMO plants. Our kids, dogs and grandkids run through the fields. Do you really think we would if we had any fear of a health issue?
People are starving.
The world is growing.
Do we want to move forward with technology and feed our communities or do we want to scare people into spending money they work so hard for on unnecessary expenses?
Here are a few other sites that explain and report much more than covered here.