Pop question: What are GMO’s?
Answer: “GMO” stands for “Genetically Modified Organism.”
However what are GMO’s really (in layman’s terms)?And, moreover, how do GMO’s impact your health?
WHAT ARE GMO’S?
Technically speaking: GMOs are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering (“GE”) or technology.
The GMO method of “creating food” creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
Similar to pumping up conventional beef and chicken with antibiotics and hormones to make them “bigger,” GMO’s are used to mass produce agriculture, livestock and breed non-seasonal foods and cross-breed, ultimately creating formerly non-existent fruits and veggies.
(For example: “Cotton Candy” grapes, those huge apples you see in the super market in the winter time—a non-apple season; or the “winter” squash you can buy in the summer time)
In Short: GMO’s are “high-risk foods” produced via chemicals, science and technologies”—that are NOT what Mother Nature intended for human consumption.
So the BIG question: Why are GMOs added to food in the first place?
WHAT ARE GMO’S IN FOOD?
The Grocery Manufactures Association (GMA) claims GMOs are necessary to maintain our country’s food supply: