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Blog 2008 03 Not Adam Eve

There’s an ongoing debate regarding the impact of GMOs on the environment and people’s health. It’s actually a controversial topic that still has no conclusion up to this point. In most instances, GMOs are the engineered food crops to make them resistant to herbicides and/or to be able to produce insecticides.

Common Sources of GMO Foods

To give you an example, most of the sweet corns that are consumed in United States are genetically engineered in order for it to become resistant to herbicide and to produce insecticide of its own. In addition to that, GMOs are usually found in US crops like:

  • Squash
  • Soybeans
  • Alfalfa
  • Zucchini
  • Canola and;
  • Papaya

Additionally, there are traces of GMOs too in most of the breakfast cereals and majority of the processed foods we are eating.

Say that the ingredients at the back of the package say soy lecithin or corn syrup, there is a big chance that it contains GMOs.

Why Eat Organic than Staying with GMO Foods?

Among the many benefits of consuming organic foods is that it comes with lower levels of pesticides. On the other hand, despite common belief, organic farms are using pesticides. The only difference is, they’re using naturally-derived pesticides instead of the synthetic ones found in traditional commercial farms.