We purchase and consume unlabeled genetically modified or engineered foods daily. The more packaged foods you eat, the greater the chance of this. These foods pose a definite and serious health risk and even FDA scientists agree with that assessment. At least 22 countries have mandatory labeling laws for genetically engineered foods. Makes you wonder why the Unites States does not.
Numerous studies have revealed that genetically engineered foods can pose serious risks to humans, pets, wildlife and the environment. Experts suggest that the increase in food allergies and asthma is caused by this genetic manipulation of our foods. These foods are particularly dangerous for pregnant women and children. The number of low birth weight babies being born, cases of infertility, and infant mortality are all increasing at an alarming rate. Could this be the link? Environmentally it threatens certain species with extinction and has created “superweeds” much like antibiotic overuse has created “superbugs.”
What can we do about this? Eat organic or Beyond Organic foods whenever possible and keep packaged, processed foods to an absolute minimum. More than ever it’s critical to know where your food comes from.
If you would like a non-GMO shopping guide – send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to email one to you.
Do you agree that genetically engineered foods should be clearly labeled and we should have the information we need to make an informed choice for ourselves and our families? Or do you trust the FDA to make that choice for you?
If you would like to make your voice heard on this issue – you can do so here.