GMOs: What are they; how to identify them; how to avoid them.
GMOs are genetically modified organisms made from introducing genes from one species to another to create a new trait. Repeated studies reveal that there are serious health risks assoicated with GMO food. For more information click here.
Numerous studies have revealed that GMO food products are associated with increased health issues. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine reported that “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. non-GMO.org
Labels are not required to identify GMOs. Buying 100% organic; organic; made with organic ingredients; all increase probability of no GMO. Increase probability even further buying labels that have Non-GMO Project Verified Seal.
Know that the 8 leading GMO products are: Corn, Soybeans, Canola, Cottonseed, Sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya; and some zucchini and yellow squash.
Know that products made in North America that list sugar without stating that is a pure cane sugar probably has a combination of sugar cane and GM sugar beets.
Know that many dairy products contain a BM bovine growth hormone – look specifically for labels that state NO rBGH, rBST, artificial homrones.