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GMO, Non-GMO, Organic?
February 12, 2015
Non-GMO, Organic, Soy-free, Corn-free
These are all terms used to describe grains fed to animals or better yet they are advertising terms used to describe how an animal was fed while raised.
The general public does not pay much attention to these terms unless they are starting to understand that what they eat will affect their health in the long term. If you care about your health and what kind of diet your chicken, turkey, or cow was on before it went to butchered, these are words you need to understand.
My biggest concern is that non-gmo, soy-free, or corn-free have become the new Buzz Words used to sell "healthy meat" to an unsuspecting population.
GMO vs. Non-GMO
GMO stands for genetically modified organisms-scientist have genetically engineered seeds. Theses engineered changes also affect the adult plant and what it produces. Their primary intent was to make stronger plants that were able to repel pests or grow better under adverse conditions. They do this by splicing genes from other animals, fish,bacteria, etc into the plants DNA.
Scientific data from GMO crops and seeds show that serious health and environmental issues with GMO seeds/crops. Man is always trying to take something God has created perfectly improve on it. Like Lucifer, too many times we want to be God......... and it gets us in trouble.
The following is a list of crops that are pretty much GMO unless verified Non-GMO. Even then, because GMO's can contaminate non-gmo crops by cross-pollination, you may be eating GMO and not even know it. However, your exposure is significantly less choosing to purchase Verified Non-GMO products.
Big GMO crops and % grown in US
per 2014 USDA report
kentucky blue grass-recently approved
If you think buying a Verified Non-GMO product is like purchasing organic, think again.
Verified Non-GMO products have been tested and screened for GMO's...... not for chemical fertilizers, pesticides, synthetic hormones, or antibiotics. That is because these things are allowed in Non-GMO food production.
Buyer beware!! If you are looking for food without chemical, homones, antibiotics, and pesticides, that food will contain an organic label.
These genetic changes in our food affect everyone and threaten our health and the health of future generations. The Organic Consumers Association has a campaign called Millions Against Monsanto if you want to get involved....please read more and become educated on what is happening to our food.
Hope this was informative and helpful. Our world is getting more and more complicated and it is hard to keep up with everything. I am thankful to have my hope set in heaven as I work to keep my body healthy to live out God's call on my life.