What you may not know about GMOs

Here is a good article in Prevention about how our food is different today than when we were kids.  It specifically addresses genetically modified foods–what they are and how they’ve crept into the food supply without labeling or information on possible side effects.   So many of us are unaware that most processed food contains GMOs and are unknowingly feeding our families these untested ingredients.   Let’s educate ourselves so that we can make informed decisions about what food we buy.

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6 Responses to What you may not know about GMOs

  1. Well said, Lorraine! What worries me most about GMOs is the way we’ve gone wholesale down that path, with so little testing and so little thought about how we’d eradicate certain products if they turned out to be dangerous. The EU is a lot more cautious, and I appreciate that approach.

    • lorrainemt says:

      Yes, thank goodness that the EU is more cautious with holding back on biotechnology that hasn’t been tested. But there is a groundswell of awareness and questioning here in the states, especially after the CA labeling initiative failed. Now Washington will be voting on labeling too, and I’m hoping people are better prepared and educated for this next vote. Thanks for stopping by and weighing in on the GMO issue, Amy. It inspires me to see how many people are concerned about the safety of food and the environment.

  2. John says:

    Great post Lorraine. I would encourage everyone to read this short article. Easy to read, full of great facts.

  3. Idebenone says:

    We are the original grassroots group that organized to get the ballot initiative going in California. On September 20, 2011, Pamm Larry, a grandmother from Chico, California woke up and knew that it was her job from then until November 6, 2012 to do everything she could to get an initiative on the California ballot to label genetically engineered foods.

    • lorrainemt says:

      Thanks for stopping by. I so applaud your efforts with prop 37. Even though it didn’t pass, I think awareness has grown to the point that people are demanding to know what’s in their food and how it’s grown. Here’s to the next GMO labeling initiative being approved by savvy voters!

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