GMOs Don’t Offer Food Security

With the world’s growing population, it is often argued that factory farming is the only way to ensure that enough food is being produced in a large-scale. However, with the increasing awareness of the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), there has been a rise of not only the organic food movement, but also the return to locally grown food.

How to Spot GMO Foods

You may be aware of all the controversy surrounding foods derived from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).

These are, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), “organisms in which the genetic material (deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA for short) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally.”

Because of this gene manipulation many feel there is the potential for humans to accumulate an unknown response that is theorized to result in a laundry list of health conditions and possibly disease.

Five Facts About GMOs

Much has been made about the purported health and environmental consequences of the widespread cultivation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). The truth of the matter has been further obfuscated by a high profile ballot measure campaign in the State of California during the 2012 election. In the Golden State, the food industry engaged in a multimillion dollar ad war against health and environmental groups over a proposed ballot initiative to require the labeling of all foods containing GMOs. The ballot initiative failed, thanks in large part to the superior purchasing power of the commercial food lobby. More significant perhaps, was the wealth of misinformation injected by both sides into the debate through disingenuous political attack ads.