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What Are GMO's?

WHAT ARE GMOS? Genetically Modified Organisms are experimental plants or animals that have been genetically engineered in a laboratory with DNA from other plants, animals, bacteria & viruses Why GMOS? There are two main reasons 1. 2. Seed producers modify plants to Seed producers modify their seed to make it resistant to their contain built-in brand of herbicide pesticides GMO Ingredients are found in 80% of packaged foods in the US GMO crops are also added to processed foods as oils, sweeteners & soy proteins and in things like amino acids, aspartame, vitamin C, flavorings (natural & artificial), maltodextrins and more Genetically Modified Crops Grown in the Us Percentage of each crop that is GMO, 2010 93% 93% 86% 90% Soy Cotton Corn Canola Labeling & Bans No Yes In 40 countries, incl. Australia, Japan and all European Union nations, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOS because they are not considered proven safe The United States and Canada do not require labeling of genetically engineered foods Canda Russia Germany China US UK Poland Japan Spain Mexico France Italy South Korea Saudi Brazil Arabia Australia Avoiding GE Ingredients Health Organic Food The USDA Certification states that "The use of genetically engineered organisms and their products are prohibited at any stage in organic production, processing or handling." NON-GMO Project Verified Products Products bearing this seal have undergone independent testing to ensure they have been made according to best practices for GE avoidance GMOS have not been proven safe. The long term consequences of GMOS on our health & environment have not been adequately investigated PATH HATURE'S ORGANIC Sources: Organic Consumers Association, Greenpeace, Non-GM O Project, Grocery Manufacturers' Association

What Are GMO's?

shared by kcatoto on Jan 24
Curious about GMO’s? Here’s an overview of what’s going on, what Nature’s Path is doing, and what you can do to protect your right to know what’s in your food.


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