you should know about GMOs
A GMO is a living organism whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. This creates combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
The most common genetically engineered crops are alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, papaya, soy, sugar beets, zucchini, and yellow summer squash.
GMOs can show up in all types of foods and products. Over 80% of processed foods in North American grocery stores contain genetically engineered ingredients.
More than 6o countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the EU require genetically modified foods to be labeled.
A growing body of evidence connect GMOs with health problems, environmental damage, and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.
Despite biotech industry promises there is no evidence that any of the GMOs in widespread commercial production offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit.
The non-gmo project believes you have a right to know what’s in your food. As a nonprofit organization, our mission is to preserve and build sources of non-GMO products, educate consumers and provide verified non-GMO choices.
To avoid GMOs, look for the butterfly! The Non-GMO Project verification mark is shoppers’ best assurance that a product has been produced according to the most rigorous standards in North America for GMO avoidance.
To learn more, visit livingnongmo.org.