I think messing with nature is a bad idea.
Mess with a bee – get stung. Mess with crops by gene-manipulating them in a laboratory? There’s already a lot of evidence that this kind of farming has disastrous effects on our environment and our health.
Europe has it right: Whereas GMO food doesn’t have to be labeled in the U.S., giving the consumer no right to make an informed choice, The European Regulatory System assures two things regarding GMOs:
1. Safety: The product must be safe and cannot pose threats to human or animal health. It also must be safe for the environment. All products from GMOs must be considered just as safe as their conventionally derived counterparts according to tests using the most advanced knowledge and technology available. If this isn’t the case, the GMO will not receive authorisation.
2. Freedom of Choice: Even GMOs that receive authorization are held to special requirements. Consumers, farmers, and businesses must be given the freedom to either use or to reject products made from GMOs.
Need proof or just more information why it’s a good idea to stay clear of GMO food? I compiled a lot of compelling facts in this post for EverydayFamily.com:
Also, here is a list of about 400 GMO products. How many of these are in your house, and you never realized that it’s GMO food? Scary, right?
If you want to boycott Monsanto, vote with your wallet and don’t buy these products, because your health is more important and you don’t want to feed the fat bellies of these huge companies and instead support small, organic farmers.
I looked through the whole list and am proud to say we don’t have any of these brands in our home.
How do I pull that off? I only buy organic or non-GMO food, either labeled as that or the Trader Joe’s brand.
With coupons and gas points and smart shopping, I can pull it off even on a budget. If I can do it, you can, too. And now that we are in the Blue Cottage, I’m planning to grow a few vegetables in our garden myself next year.
The one thing I do buy for L, whole grain Goldfish, isn’t on the list for some reason. Phew. It’s still junk food I want to get away from, though.
Are you concerned about eating GMOs?