The Pros And Cons Of GMO Foods

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Watch out! GMO potatoes are taking over the market`s shelves

GMOs are taking over the world. One sentence which provoked horror everywhere. Many people are unfamiliar with this abbreviation, but others are leading a cold war against it. What does GMO stand for? GMO or Genetically Modified Organism is applied to any food or meat which has been genetically modified through its growth or cultivation. In other words, vast industries are merging DNA from various species in order to increase production and decrease costs. Sure, it turned out just fine for the moneymakers, however this is on the cost of ordinary people who tremble upon the fact to go in the markets and examine and study every label which enters their shopping card. Every fruit, veggie
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Sometimes we are aware of the fact that we are consuming GMO products (it says on the label), but in many cases, for instance in restaurants we are not sure of the quality and origin of the ingredients which are in our plate. Even though the development of herbicide and pesticide meant lower costs at the beginning, this wasn`t the case by all means. Bugs have become prone to this spray and manufacturers had to increase the amount of the content, meaning more poison for the consumer. This spray cannot be easily washed away or it doesn`t affect just the surface of the ingredient, it enters deep below the surface and therefore causes loss of quality. GMOs affect our health, destroys the quality of our food and pollutes the environment. It`s time to start to think about our future generation and seriously consider values in life, our…show more content…
There is a serious battle against the spread of GMOs, especially when there is a potential of harming our health. The J.R. Simplot Company is known for importing GMO potatoes in the USA market shelves and consumers have spotted these products in grocery shops in New Orleans, L.A.
Any fruit or veggie losses all nutritional value due to the modification, if we lose control over this, we may as well quit on healthy food. We are all aware of the nutritional value of the potatoes and GMO potatoes should not throw a shadow on it.
How to avoid GMO in general
- Always check the source on food, especially meat. Maybe animals were fed with GMO food and this is also concerning because what animals eat affects us too. Go for non-GMO verified food or organic one.
- The non-GMO verified products guarantee the quality of the food and its origin.
- Organic food is also the opposite of GMO.
- Be careful of the “endangered” ingredients: corn, Hawaiian papaya, edamame (soybeans), zucchini and yellow summer squash.
- Whenever you buy packed food be careful of the additives, corn, soy, canola, cotton are added to almost every packed food. Go for non- GMO verified or organic

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