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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What is GMO?

Purple Tomato's are in our local grocery stores.  
My eco friends this week I have been researching about GMO. I had always been against it but I did not do my full research, just the thought of cloning our food makes me think it’s not a good idea. What is GMO? Genetically modified organisms – plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of Corn, soya, sugar beets and canola are the crops locally being GMO in Canada. The scary fact is that GMO ingredients have made their way into most of the processed foods in Canadian grocery shelves. Having said that I will re-thing my purchases at the grocery store. The safety of GMO foods is unproven that is why policies requiring mandatory labelling is being demanded by those who are aware. In Canada we do not have any law stating to have GMO labels so Canadians are not aware of the foods they choose contains GMO ingredients. Unlike Europe there is a law against GMO foods all together.
biotechnology. Also known as GE foods, foods created by merging DNA from different species. The brief history behind GMO is that the FDA in 1994 approved the first GMO crop with the Flavr Savr tomato since then it has been widely used in North America.

 "These concerns among farmers and informed groups of consumers does not translate to the average consumer. They are too far removed from the concerns of the farming community," says Andreas Boecker, an associate professor at the University of Guelph whose research includes studying consumer acceptance of GM foods.

My eco friends there is a movement happening against GMO I hope you can inform your friends and families on it and join to stop or at least we deserve to know. Food is our basic necessity of life we need food to keep us nourish not to make us sick or worst kill us.  

Online Labeling Petition

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Bring Mandatory GMO Labeling To Canada


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