The Great GMO Discussion

Oh no another GMO article!

The great debate on whether or not GMO’s are “good or “bad” and if they affect us health wise or not has been circling since GMO’s first came out.


Some argue that GMO’s are great food production wise because they require less water and pesticides to grow. They’re also genetically engineered to resist browning when cut and bruising while being handled and shipped out to markets. Some crops even have more nutritional benefits with more vitamins.


Meanwhile, others are entirely opposed to it since some weeds and bacteria are starting to become resistant to pesticides with GMO’s. This causes farmers to use more of it negatively affecting nearby wildlife—especially pollinators such as bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Later GMO’s also create “dead zones” (pieces of land killed by the fertilizers) because of all the product needed.  GMO products are also not clearly labeled making many uneasy. While others simply don’t feel comfortable with them in their food because there has not been a definitive study on whether or not GMO’s are dangerous to consume.


So where are they?  


EVERYWHERE. Although mainly found in soy beans and products they’re also found in corn, papaya, apples, squash, potato, and other vegetables. They’re also found in Salmon. Yup, you read correctly. They’re now genetically engineering farm raised salmon.


GMO’s are also in your cereals, pastas, cooking oils, corn syrup and flavoring agents. Everything you can find at your grocery store has GMO’s unless stated otherwise.


How do I know if what I’m buying doesn't contain GMO’s?

Easy! Just look for this label:

This is the only certified NON-GMO label out there.


No matter on which side of the issue you stand it’s important to stay informed on what you’re consuming.