Together lets discuss scientific outlooks of organic and GMO produce and how it pertains to us- the consumer- in regards to our health, livelihood, and global circumstance.
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Organic– organic produce and other ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones and are not fed materials treated by such chemicals.
GMO: Genetically Modified Organisms– By method of gene recombination / gene splicing the DNA of an organism; plants, animals, organisms. “This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods” ( Non-Gmo Project). Cloned animals are also consider GMO for meat.
When I started looking into GMO vs organic produce there weren’t many studies available online to learn from. It is very common that the very companies using gmo for profit were the companies to hold studies that withhold information or avoid certain discoveries in order to keep the public from understanding. Because of the global concern for GMO crops and their dangers, there are multiple independent studies now available for the public to review.
One reason crops are genetically modified in the first place is because making the crop genetically resistant to certain chemicals allows the plant to be doused in toxic pesticides keeping the fruit from being eaten by bugs.
The less damaged product the more they can sell and the higher profit and food yield.
Why eat your veggies if there is no nutrition left in them!?
I would dare suggest that one vegetable that is organic is worth more nutritionally for your body that 2 cheaper GMO vegetables.
The conclusion is– GMO crops are proven to have lower levels of nutritional vitamins and minerals than organically grown crops, and higher levels of toxic substances that lead to diseases in our bodies including but certainly not limited to a variety of deadly cancers and destruction of our digestive system.
Here is a link with a study that shows the differences nutritionally in GMO vs Organic- http://www.momsacrossamerica.com/stunning_corn_comparison_gmo_versus_non_gmo
If you have interest in world food security, money, privilege, Monsanto and more on GMO check out the follow up blog 🙂
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