Genetic Engineering/Genetically Modified Organisms – GMOs – Allergy Traps!

Genetically modified foods (GMOs) are a threat to everyone – DNA from other plants and animals as well as pesticides and herbicides infused into or coated onto seeds get deep into fruits and veggies and end up on our dinner tables. You can’t wash off something that’s grown in.

On top of that, because pests and weeds continually adapt to stronger and stronger pesticides and herbicides, additional chemicals are being sprayed onto genetically engineered crops, multiplying the already high doses of dangerous chemicals we’re eating. (Great information about GMOs is in the documentary GMO OMG – see it if you can!)

Of course, ingesting chemicals is bad for everyone, but for those of us with food allergies, we run the additional risk of eating something that’s been infused with the DNA of another organism that we’re allergic to. Many agree that genetically modified crops are a big part of the reason so many of us have serious food allergies.

Don’t confuse “organic” with GMO – produce and animal products can be raised organically, but the animals can be fed genetically engineered feed which permeates their bodies and is passed on to you, and produce grown without additional chemical sprays can still be borne of genetically engineered seeds. In fact, some of the companies fighting against the public’s right to know if products are genetically engineered are companies that boast organic products and practices.

It’s not surprising that a lot of companies are spending millions of dollars fighting against GMO labeling – they don’t want us to know their products contain these “frankenfoods”. But by keeping us in the dark, we could be buying things that are making us sick….or worse.

What is surprising is that some of the companies that are proudly labeling their products “non-GMO” are actually among those fighting against such labeling – products like Larabar, which is owned by Coca-Cola. Here’s a chart with information about companies you need to know, courtesy of the Organic Consumers Association:

Although Prop 37 unfortunately failed to pass, it’s important to know about the dangerous additives in our foods and the companies involved. This chart is still relevant and informative.

Click on over to the Organic Consumers Association to stay up on the latest regarding GMOs, and share your feelings about GMOs in the comments section.

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