What is GMO?
This is a very non-technical explanation of what GMO means to you, as a person who eats food from the supermarket.
The reason for genetically modifying food is so that it can survive having chemicals sprayed on the fields in which it grows.
Some farmers use patented chemicals on their fields that kill everything that the chemicals land on. They kill the bugs. They kill the weeds. They kill everything they land on.
Some plants – primarily Soy and Corn – have been genetically modified by the same companies that make the patented chemicals mentioned above so that the plants won’t die when the chemicals land on them.
This is why foods are genetically modified.
Here is the problem: We still eat the food … with the chemicals on them. We are not genetically modified to survive the chemicals.
Do you think we should eat this food?
Do you think genetically modified foods should be labelled so that we can make a choice about whether to feed ourselves and our families foods that are covered in chemicals that are designed to kill everything that they land on?
If you eat corn and soy that are organic then you know that they are not GMO and they have not been sprayed with these chemicals.
This is one of the reasons to eat organic.