With an understanding in place of what GMO foods are and where they come from, its time to look at some concerns centered around the consumption of GMO foods or products that contain ingredients from GMO sources. Why should you be concerned?
Based on the release of new studies, several concerns have been raised. For example, a recent Reuters article referenced a French study done at the University of Caen that states that “Monsanto’s NK603 GM corn or exposed to its top-selling Roundup glyphosate weed killer were at higher risk of suffering tumors, multiple organ damage and premature death.” One of the results of this particular study is a temporary ban by Russia on the import of NK603 corn. If other countries are concerned about the safety of these engineered foods, isn’t it worth your time to stop and consider what all the fuss is about? It’s your life and your body you are caring for. Do your own research, there are other long term studies with the same findings that should at very least cause you to stop and consider if the potential risk is worth not stopping to question the safety of GMO foods, or maybe giving them up altogether.
Remember – you only get one body; you have a right to know what you are putting in to it, and a responsibility to take care of it.
Food for thought – watch this video released by Nutiva encouraging labeling of foods containing ingredients from GMO sources. It is a quick look at GMO, GMO labeling worldwide, and an encouragement to Californians to vote for proposition 37 which would require the labeling of GMO foods. This has significance for the rest of the US as well, as it likely would result in the same labeling being used on many products throughout the rest of the country – allowing consumers to make an informed decision about the products they purchase.
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