GMO STANDS FOR GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS.
A GMO is a plant developed through a process in which a copy of a desired gene or section of genetic material from one plant is placed in another plant. The only GMO’s commercially available in the U.S. are the following eight crops: soybeans, corn, papaya, canola, cotton, alfalfa, sugar beets and summer squash.
GMO IS NOT AN INGREDIENT
GMO’s are created to achieve a desired trait, such as resistance to an insect or improvement to the ripening process in order to better meet a customer’s market need.
The 8 commercially GM crops were created for
- Insect resistance
- Drought resistance
- Herbicide tolerance (weed fighting)
- Disease resistance (potential viruses)
- Increased/ enhanced nutritional content
*Future GMO crops have the potential to help – reduce food waste, provide essential vitamins and reduce food allergies.
Note: Farmers do not use genetic modification to increase crop size , create seedless varieties etc. These crops are created through good farming practices, cross breeding and hybridization.
GMO’s are untested and unregulated. NOT TRUE
, GMO’s are the most regulated and tested product in agriculture history.
GMO’s cause cancer, autism, gluten issues or other illnesses in animals and humans. BLATANLY FALSE
, while this makes for good news it is blatantly false. GMO’s have not caused or contributed to a single death or illness.
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