If you’re a very stringent shopper, or if you are very careful about choosing the types of food you feed to your family, then you’ve probably come across the term “GMO” – genetically modified organisms. Chances are you’ve seen labels of foods with the caption “GMO-Free” or “No GMOs.” Or you might have seen news reports about GMO labeling initiatives in different states around the country.
But what exactly are GMOs? Where do they come from, and what are they doing in our food supply? In a nutshell, GMOs are a product of genetic engineering, meaning their genetic makeup has been altered to induce a variety of “unique” traits to crops, such as making them drought-resistant or giving them “more nutrients.” Currently, up to 85 percent of U.S. corn, 91 percent of soybeans, and 88 percent of cotton are genetically modified. It is also estimated that at least 80 percent of processed foods now contain genetically engineered ingredients.
GMO proponents claim that genetic engineering is “safe and beneficial,” and that it advances the agricultural industry. They also say that GMOs help ensure the global food supply and sustainability.
Resource: Ultimate GMO Guide PDF
We would like to share with you the real story behind genetic engineering, which is why Dr. Joseph Mercola created this e-book, The Ultimate Guide to GMOs.
Here, you will:
- Learn the history of GMOs and how the practice of genetic engineering started
- Discover which crops and “supermarket fares” are commonly genetically engineered today
- The myths and truths about GMOs – and its potentially damaging effects on the economy, the environment, and your health
- The importance of GMO labeling – and why big biotech companies are strongly opposing it
“I believe this is your best resource if you want to know more about GMOs. If you truly value your and your family’s health, I suggest you read this now – it will help educate you on the reality that is genetic engineering and why you should be wary of GMOs at all times.” – Dr. Joseph Mercola