The Great GMO Experiment: There Is No Opt-Out Or Is There?

Posted on Nov 21 2013 - 8:26am by UOG

A post on Organic Connections Magazine called People Don’t Want to Be a GMO Experiment got us thinking about a few things.

Why we should be concerned about GMOs

Most people assume that GMOs are safe because they are so widely available, which is not true. GMOs have never been proven to be safe and no they aren’t feeding the world.

It was some time in the late 1980s/early 1990s when they were first widely planted. So it hasn’t been that much time to see any kind of long term effects and if they are truly safe.

Ultimately this means that we are walking experiments to see how safe they really are. GMOs are found in most of the foods that are widely sold in the supermarkets.

This makes us all subjects in the GMO science experiment, not only with our food, but with grass too.

Barack Obama lied to us

When he was campaigning in 2007, he specifically said, “We’ll let folks know whether their foods have been genetically modified because Americans should know what they’re buying.” Check the video to hear it yourself.

This sucks, but we can do something about it!

  • There is the Just Label It campaign, which is a petition to get GMOs labeled. They are hoping to get enough signatures and flood the FDA with them.
  • You can also start to grow some of your own food. Most of us don’t have the time or space to be completely self-reliant, but every little bit matters. It’ll assure you that you aren’t supporting GMOs even the tiniest bit. 3 sources to buy your vegetable seeds
  • Join your local CSA or shop at your farmers market. These are great ways that give you direct access to the growers to ask them about their growing practices.

What are other ways to ensure that you aren’t consuming GMOs?

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