GMOs are genetically modified organisms. These living organisms contain genetic material that has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering.
Foods that are (GMOs) are referred to as genetically modified foods (GM/GMO foods), genetically engineered foods (GE foods) and more recently bioengineered foods (BE foods). Genetic modification of foods and organisms, produces combinations of animal, plant, bacteria and virus genes that do not normally occur in nature.
One of the biggest reasons farmers use GM crops is for higher crop yields.
TOP 12 GMO FOODS:
- Sugar Beets (a top source for refined sugar)
- Cotton (cottonseed oil)
- Papaya (almost all papaya is GMO)
- Summer Squash/Zucchini
- Animal Products (conventional meats and dairy)
- Microbes and Enzymes (cooking and process agents that are hard to track because they’re often not even listed on food labels )
OVER 70% OF FOODS SOLD IN SUPERMARKETS HAVE GMO INGREDIENTS!
Our food supply is tainted with GMOs plants that are wreaking havoc on our health. Motivated by greed and profits, food manufacturers use the cheapest ingredients possible which include GMO plants like corn and soy. In fact, its nearly impossible to find processed foods out there that don't contain corn or soy.
GMO corn and soy are genetically engineered to withstand the tremendous amounts of Monsanto's cancer causing ROUNDUP herbicide. GE soybeans have been found to contain residue levels as high as 17 mg/kg, and malformations in frog and chicken embryos have occurred at just over 2 mg/kg.
Every time we ingest corn (commonly in the form of high fructose corn syrup) or soy we increase our chances of developing cancer and other health conditions due to the herbicides to the poisonous herbicides they are liberally sprayed with.
THE PROBLEM WITH SOYBEAN OIL
Americans consume more than 16 million metric tons of edible oils annually, and soybean oil accounts for about 11,339 metric tons of it.
Soybean is naturally highly unstable. To prevent it from spoiling quickly, food manufacturers put it through a process of partial hydrogenation, which creates trans fats. This process increases its shelf life, but the problem is it transforms the oil into an unnatural state into trans fats, trans fats are not recognizable to our bodies and have loads of health risks, including cancer, low immune function, Alzheimer's, heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases.
Even if a product contains partially hydrogenated oils which by nature would mean they contain high levels of trans fats, food manufacturers can still claim they have zero trans fats due to labelling laws.
All Corn, soy, and the other commodities listed below that are grown throughout the world are over 90% GMO, which means that unless these foods are specifically labeled non-GMO (if you trust non-GMO labeling), there is over a 90% chance that if you buy processed foods with these ingredients, they are genetically modified.
The dangers of consuming GMO foods are no secret and the problem is about to get much worse with CRISPR gene editing technology. Developed in the last 10 years, companies are scrambling to genetically modify what's left of the food supply which will make virtually impossible to buy any processed foods whatsoever. If 70% of all processed foods contain genetically modified ingredients now, within the next decade it will be more like 90%. because CRISPR makes genetic modification so easy that even physics students can modify genes. It requires very little training.
The consequences of genetically modifying the world's food supply are far reaching and devastating to our physical and emotional health.
Yet because the law doesn't require GMO labeling in most states, consumers are unaware that the foods they eat in large quantities every day are Genetically modified.