Zen: "We know it seems more convenient not to know. But you know what is really inconvenient?
Infertility when all you want is a baby.
Cancer when all you want to do is go to your daughter's wedding.
Bankruptcy from medical bills when all you want to do is send your son to college.
Those things are inconvenient, and avoidable in most cases, if you learn about what is really going on in the food supply and eat organic instead."
EVERYTHING YOU WISH YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT GMOS
POSTED BY ZEN HONEYCUTT 1GS ON OCTOBER 02, 2019
As a mother, my first and foremost concern is the well being of my family. Many things can threaten the safety of my family, especially our children, who are more vulnerable due to the underdevelopment of their bodies. One of those things is Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs which have been in our food supply for twenty years, unlabeled.
The safety of GMOs has been highly contested. While proponents of GMOs say that they are safe, recent studies show that they have inherent risks. They say that GMOs happen in nature all the time—like a hybrid. However, GMOs are created only in a lab with a gene gun and by a process that scientists have patented to protect their technology. GMOs are not hybrids and cannot occur naturally in nature. Genetic engineering, for example, the altering of DNA with foreign species, or editing out DNA to remove a trait from a species permanently, or altering DNA or RNAi for a desired trait, does not happen naturally. It is not found in nature in any shape or form. The scientists and media that say GMOs are natural are misleading the public. Many of these scientists are not impartial, but are instead supported by advertising dollars or grants to universities from the GMO/chemical manufacturers and have incentives to make these claims. Regardless of their reasoning, they are certainly ignoring the “precautionary principle”— the principle that the introduction of a new product or process whose ultimate effects are disputed or unknown should be resisted. Any scientist worth his or her salt will admit that many aspects of GMOs are still unknown.
Here’s what we do know—there are three general types of GMOs: