What Are GMOs and Why is it Such a Big Deal?

GMO definition: a genetically modified organism (GMO), which can be a plant, animal, or other organism with a genetic makeup that was modified in a laboratory 

That GMO definition, of course, barely touches the surface of a complex subject, and it may even cause you to ask more questions about what GMO really is, and why that matters. To help, NonGMOProject.org shares another way of looking at these modifications, saying that they lead to “combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and virus genes that do not occur in nature.” 

But, again, what’s the problem? What makes this such a big deal?

Well, as a start, this genetic modification is taking place with many “products we consume on a daily basis” in ways that could have devastating effects—and ReturnToNow.net gives a great example. A certain kind of insecticide kills off bugs by “breaking open their stomachs,” and this same insecticide is being used in much of the corn being grown. In other words, this gut-busting corn is being genetically modified. To make matters worse, this insecticide-treated corn, the article shares, is being used in the “vast majority of processed foods and animal products in America,” so simply not eating corn is NOT the solution. 

In short, without being aware of it, you’re probably eating the corn that’s being genetically modified in a way that busts the guts of bugs. So the article asks, could this process also “be busting holes in our guts?”

It’s a very reasonable question, right? It’s especially thought-provoking since nearly 80 percent of the people in the United States are now suspected to have leaky gut syndrome—a syndrome that creates intestinal holes that allow particles of our food, along with toxins, into our bloodstream. 

So, what do we do?

GMO and Food Labels

In 2016, the U.S. government passed a bill requiring food labels by 2020 that would allow consumers to see whether or not a specific food contained genetically-modified substances. In December 2018, in what’s being called the “final GMO labeling rule,” the USDA said it will “not mandate the labeling of highly refined ingredients from GM crops if no ‘modified genetic material’ is detectable, but it will allow manufacturers to make voluntary disclosures on such products in the interests of transparency.”

So, in short, read your food labels carefully for GMO information, but don’t assume that this is the end-all, be-all solution. Here’s a second step to consider. As ResponsibleTechnology.org suggests, any time that you can refuse to buy a GMO product, you are contributing to the endeavor to boot them out of our food supply altogether. To help, the site provides a non-GMO shopping guide

Interestingly enough, people from all around the globe have reported seeing animals choose non-modified food over modified options, whenever they’re given the choice. These animals include “cows, pigs, geese, elk, deer, raccoons, mice, rats, squirrels, chicken, and buffalo.”

Living the Holistic Lifestyle 

If this appeals to you, then we invite you to learn more about Project b3 that will provide you with tips and tools to guide you on a sustainable, holistic path. Best of all, there is no cost to join or to benefit from the online weekly webinar calls. Find out more here.

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