Genetically Modified (GMO) Foods: The Real Story and the Danger


What are Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically Modified foods are foods that have been altered genetically.  DNA from different species are merged together in a way not found in nature, and in a way that is confusing to the body.  God created our bodies and the food of the earth to nourish our bodies; genetically modified foods do no such thing.

Crops most at risk for being GMO:  http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/what-is-gmo/

Are GMO foods Safe?

There is a growing body of evidence linking GMO foods with multiple health problems including allergies, birth defects, autoimmune disorders, antibiotic resistance, hormonal disturbances and increased oxidative stress and aging.

Why does America allow GMO foods?

Good question! “In nearly 50 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. In the U.S., the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale.” (http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/)

What is being done about GMO foods?

Polls show that the majority of Americans want to at least know if what they are buying is GMO, and more than half would not buy GMO foods if they were aware of them.  There are many states working to mandate GMO labeling in their stores.  Whole Foods is the first retailer to require GMO labeling in their stores, and hopefully many more will follow.  You can get involved in the campaign in many ways found on the non-GMO website http://www.nongmoproject.org/take-action/consumers/.

Karen F. Hyden, APN-BC, MSN, M.Ed
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner