Genetic Engineering Today- Genetically Modified Foods
In January 2016, my mother shared an article with me from the monthly edition of Clean Eating magazine that hit hard on a very hot topic-GMO Foods. While I was aware of the GMO problem our country and the world is creating, something about the article really stuck out to me. It made me take a second look at the labels on the foods I eat.
Bowden's article in Clean Eating shares shocking facts-"spider genes (are being put) into goats so that thier milk will have spider proteins...cow genes (are being put into) pigs so that thier hides will be more cowlike..."and, what suprised me the most: "93% of corn grown in the United States is genetically modified...using chemicals like Roundup.
Roundup is the most popular weed managment product used by industry ruling farmers and backyard gardners alike. It's main ingredient is glysphosate-whcih can significantly alter ezymes in parts of your body such as your liver, change human cell permeability, and feed cancer cell growth. It also can remain in the human body system for extended periods of time, increasing its ability to do damage.
While chemicals and other alterations will ffix a pest or soil problem in a snap, it can also lead to major problems down the road for those who consume it. Even worse, the FDA has no saftey standards aganist GMO foods. This allows companys to do whatever they wish-and declare it safe.
In conclusion, this article opened my eyes to shocking facts and stastics about the food and agriculture industry. GMO foods such as corn are sneaky, and it is exremtly important that we as a nation take action againist this growing problem.