I recently spoke with someone who grows nearly all their own food and is very knowledgeable about GMO. I asked what their opinion was on GMO and this person stated that you have to feed the masses GMO, it’s the only way but in no way would this person eat it themselves.
I have been slightly up in the air regarding this subject. I know I eat some GMO products mostly because I don’t always know it’s in there. I don’t always buy organic but if I could I would. I try to stay away from products with corn and/or corn products in them. I don’t eat a lot of soy. Corn and soy are two of the biggest GMO products.
As I research when I can and talk to others when I can about GMO I learn more and more about whether or not I am ok with feeding GMO to the masses.
I once bought a box of protein bars and once I opened them at home, on the inside of the flap where you can barely see it was a statement printed that said “this product is partially GMO”.
I threw the whole box away.
If you look up what GMO is you will find that it means “genetically modified organism”. Which means part of one organism is taken and injected into a NON related organism to create something new.
What GMO mostly means to you and me and our nutrition is that the corn seed or the soy seed has been genetically modified to resist Round Up and/or already has the Round Up or herbicide inside the seed. Once the bugs eat the seed the bug dies.
Hmmmmmmm, what does that do to our stomach? Most people say it’s harmless to us humans.
I personally feel very strongly that it’s part of what is a growing concern with our health.
I’m not a scientist nor a doctor nor a research and development person. I’m simply a person who does her best to learn on her own how to take care of my family and their health.
Start the research yourself!
Feeding the masses with GMO corn and soy , in my opinion, only creates long term problems with health and therefore more money spent later in life on unhealthy bodies.
Why do we insist on GMO? It’s cost effective. It’s in abundance. Because a lot of us won’t eat apples with worm holes nor will we eat lettuce with bug bitten leaves. Society thinks they want the biggest, reddest tomato. Who cares what it does long term.
If you could afford to buy organic, would you invite friends over and feed them your non organic/GMO food? I wouldn’t.
I have friends in the masses. So why would I feed the masses GMO?
I used to give to the food pantry all our canned food that we wouldn’t eat. Stuff most people wouldn’t eat, like canned okra. Then one day it was me and my family needing food from a food pantry and I realized I was giving the crappy stuff to people like myself. Now I give to the food pantry things I would eat myself.