Tuesday, October 11, 2011

GMO's What are they and How to Avoid them

1.What are GMO's: Genetically Modified Organisms "Genes from other plants, viruses, bacteria, animals, etc. are inserted into the genes of certain products such as corn to make them more stable and resistant to drought, disease and pesticides. However, because of this cross-breeding, the safety of such foods has not been able to have been proven and other countries (and some counties in the U.S.) have banned the modified foods from being imported and/or grown."

2.Why should you avoid them: Many GMO's seed have been soaked in Roundup, yup the crazy super potent herbicide. "Recent research claims that Monsanto's Roundup Ready 
genetically modified crops contain an organism, previously unknown to science, that can cause miscarriages in farm animals." Um if it's unknown to science why are we unknowingly consuming food composed of GMO's? http://natural-fertility-info.com/gmo-infertility.html
3.How to avoid GMO's: Start by eating Certified Organic foods look for the seal. Grow your own food check out the Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman, yes it is possible to have farm fresh food all year long. Volunteer on your favorite local farm, ask questions and know how your food is grown and where the seed comes from.

4.Links worth clicking regarding GMO's in the USA and abroad 

 The Movement to ban GMO's is a grassroots movement that is world wide, please join by checking out http://organicconsumers.org/monsanto/index.cfm  and http://www.ftcldf.org/
Thanks for reading and spread the word, and grow something anywhere!