October is No-GMO month, and we are continuing to bring you information to help you make safe, informed buying decisions. Your health, your family’s health and the health of our environment absolutely depend upon your knowledge and activism on this issue.
What is a GMO?
GMO stands for genetically modified organism. You may also see the term GE, or genetically engineered. GMOs are experimental plants or animals that have been genetically engineered in a laboratory with DNA from other plants, animals, bacteria & viruses.
Why are GMOs being created?
Seed producers (or chemical companies) modify their seed to make it resistant to their brand of herbicide (thus being able to sell more toxic herbicide)
Seed producers modify plants to contain built-in pesticides- so that bugs will die when they eat part of the plant (what happens to humans and livestock that eat part of the plant??)
Seed and chemical companies also create GMOs so that the genetic code (aka, LIFE) is patentable and they can own the seed, the crop and continue to profit year-after-year.
Where are GMOs found?
They are in 80% of packaged foods in the US! GMO crops [Read more…]