What is a GMO? Let me quickly explain…

What is a GMO? Its simply a Genetically Modified Organism. For example if a cotton seed plant has its DNA modified to protect it from hash growing climates, that it has been modified at the DNA level and is a Genetically Modified Organism. These GMO’s are placed into the DNA of plants like corn, soy and cotton. They then help the plants fight off bugs and other potential risks, and in turn ensure a stable yield for farmers.

That’s great for farmers, but not so much for the rest of us. GMO based food has been proven to cause cancer in rats and other animals in numerous studies. There is really no governance on labeling or on usage. The net result is that the very food we eat could be doing us significant harm.

90% of all foods now contain some or one GMO component. Everything from wheat, to milk to bacon, are affected, as base crops like soy, corn and wheat are used in almost every processed food.

This situation must be rectified. The only way it can happen is by knowledge and education. If you are looking for more information on GMO’s and the need for better labeling, please take the time and lean more about GMOs, GMO labeling and GMO Food. You can also visit us at HoneyMash.com to see the latest in sustainable food, amazing recipes, and stunning kitchens.

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