What is GMO?
GMO means genetically modified organism, which is created by scientists when they genetically modify or engineer food plants. In genetic modification of food plants, scientists remove one or more genes from the DNA of another organism and “recombine” them into the DNA of the plant they want to alter.
There are many health and environmental risks with genetically modified (GM) foods. As a result of these risks, worldwide people are demanding non-genetically modified (NON-GMO) foods.
Why NON GMO?
It’s always better to let nature take its own course.
Genetic Modification/Engineering is a Potentially Dangerous Technology
One of the main problems with genetic engineering is that the process of inserting genes into the DNA of a food plant is random; scientists have no idea where the genes go. This can disrupt the functioning of other genes and create novel proteins that have never been in the food supply and could create toxins and allergens in foods.
Genetic Modification is a Radical Technology
Supporters of genetic modification say that the technology is simply an extension of traditional plant breeding. The reality is that genetic engineering is radically different. Traditional plant breeders work with plants of the same or related species to create new plant varieties. Genetic engineers break down nature’s genetic barriers by allowing transfers of genes from bacteria, viruses, and even animals—with unforeseen consequences.
Genetic Modification is Based on an Obsolete Scientific Theory
Genetic modification is based on a theory called the Central Dogma, which asserts that one gene will express one protein. However, scientists working with the United States National Human Genome Research Institute discovered that this wasn’t true, that genes operate in a complex network in ways that are not fully understood. This finding undermines the entire basis for genetic engineering.
Health & Environmental Hazards Associated with GM Food
- No Long-Term Safety Testing.
- Toxins – Unexpected Mutations caused by GM can lead to new & higher levels of toxins.
- Allergic Reactions – GM can produce unforeseen and unknown allergens.
- Increased use of Herbicides.
- Ecology may be damaged.
- Gene pollution cannot be cleaned up.
Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 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.
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