Holidays are mostly spent with friends and family, sharing food and gifts and getting ourselves ready for a new year. It is important not just for our own wellbeing, but also for that of our planet, that we take some time out this holiday season to reflect on our food choices and their impact on our bodies (our physical health) and the wellbeing of our planet (sustainable life on earth).
What are GMO foods and how are they detrimental to our health?
What GMO foods mean are basically altered genetic DNA that is not naturally occurring in nature. These foods come from various organisms and are combined in various methods such as introducing a new gene to an organism.
These ingredients come in many snacks, breakfast options, baby foods and others.
The various risks associated with GMO foods include resistance to antibiotics, contamination, toxins in foods, altering nutritional content and possible affects on the environment.
Since GMO foods are still in the early stages it is hard to tell what the consequences of these foods will have on our health. These foods have the possibility of creating entirely new types of bacteria that can severely affect our body.
When we put GMO foods out into the world, they will affect seeds and create traits that were not there in the first place. Even though the GMO was designed in a lab, the way that it interacts with nature will have its own effect, such as killing out essential foods or resources.
One of the pitches of the US government that advocates that use of GMO foods states that it is better for the future of global food supply.
However, since the introduction of GMO there has been no particular leap in yield boost or reduction of the use of pesticides. GMOs need a large amount of chemicals such as herbicides, fungicides and pesticides, which will affect our water and food supply. - something to think about and research further into...