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GMO foods have had their cellular biology or molecular structure altered…
What does that mean? Can that cause you harm? Why should you care?
In the United States, unlike Japan, Australia, and the entire European Union, companies don’t have to label GMO foods.
At first, GMO foods sound like a phenomenal idea, and that’s because the strategy behind them lies in altering their structure so herbicides and pesticides don’t affect them.
Eating GMO Foods Carries Risk – Much of Which Is Not Known
One study of a large company’s soy, which covers 91% of all fields in the US, revealed that the third generation of hamsters consuming such soy were unable to have babies. They also grew slower, and died at a higher rate during youth.
At the same time, the study conceded that you can’t conclude the GMO food was the sole cause of these issues.
Higher herbicide residues could be partially responsible also.
And then you have to remember that the companies who assure all is safe with GMO foods also make billions of dollars off them.
Currently, politicians and regulatory agencies also don’t force these companies to study the effects of their GMO foods.
At the same time, there’s many other stories of problems caused by GMO foods. For example, farmers in India report getting the same allergic reactions from Bt-cotton that they get from handling Bt spray.
Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and much of the European Union restrict and even ban the use of certain GMO foods.
And 80% of processed foods in the US contain GMO ingredients.
How Much Risk Will You Take?
Let’s be honest: you can’t live your life in a safe little bubble, protected from every little disaster that happens.
But at the same time, you can be smart and limit unnecessary (and stupid) risks.
Truthfully, though they’re not regulated much in the US, GMO foods carry risk because they’re not fully understood.
We don’t have a large body of research that definitively concludes the benefits or dangers of GMO foods.
And when you compound that with the fact that companies who make billions off these foods don’t want to lose those billions, you have the makings of trouble.
Again, we can’t precisely say what could or couldn’t happen. But there’s enough evidence to show that GMO foods carry risk.
So when you eat non-GMO foods, you don’t take any risk at all. You know you won’t harm your health now – or in the future. And you won’t harm the health of your children.
Only you can decide what risk you’re willing to take. And now, at least you have the understanding and background to make an informed decision of your own.
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