What Are GMO’s And Why Should You Care?

If you don’t know the answer, you’re not alone. About half the U.S. population has no idea that GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. A GMO is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and placed into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. Some of the most popular genetically modified foods include, corn, canola, soybeans, cotton, and papaya.

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According to the Pew Research Center, 67% of Americans question whether scientists have a clear understanding of the health effects of GMO’s. Scientists claim that GMO’s are safe, yet in more than 60 countries around the world, they are banned. Not in the U.S., where they’re not labeled, so you could be eating a piece of corn without knowing that this it’s a GMO.

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