Say No to Gmo

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Walking up and down the grocery store aisles, most people tend to look for the best deal on the products they need to make it through the next few meals. Some of us do all of our shopping in the frozen and microwave friendly areas. Some of us shop for what we personally deem healthy. Some people don’t care and figure they can live on hot dogs and Twinkies. All in all, almost everyone has noticed a new little green tag on some products “certified organic.” Also the rise of interest in farmers markets and organic food based stores. Few people realize what this all means or why this is becoming more important to an ever growing consumer population. Reading the label on the product is designed to inform consumers of the nutritional facts and ingredients contained in the product. However, the way ingredients are produced, whether they are genetically modified or produced through the use of traditional farming methods, is not mentioned on the label. The biotechnology companies don’t want to inform consumers of the existence of potential health risks from toxins, allergens, carcinogens, new diseases, antibiotic resistant diseases, or nutritional problems. These foods can pose risks that we simply do not know enough about to identify. The FDA [Food and Drug Administration] is politically and monetarily influenced by the biotechnology companies. Together they are conducting the world’s largest experiment in the health risks of genetically modified organisms. Without a proper label on the product, our choice in participating is taken away, leaving us as consumers unaware of the potential dangers they might have to your health. When we look at the label on a product, we are only informed of the nutritional facts; calories per serving, total fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate, protein, and various vitamins and minerals. Underneath the nutritional facts is a list of some of the main ingredients that are used in the product. However, it does not mention anything...
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