Important GMO Facts That Everyone Should Know

What does GMO mean? GMO stands for genetically-modified organism, and this refers to crops with DNA that have been genetically altered to make them more resistant to plant diseases, herbicides, pesticides, and other chemicals.

Because of the various tests and modifications being done to GMO crops, several health issues are being raised—prompting many countries to ban GMO products within their territory. As of today, there are 1.2 billion acres of genetically-modified produce worldwide. The U.S. is one of the most affected countries, having at least 90% of all its canola, corn, cotton, soy and sugar beets being genetically engineered.

The rampant modification of these produce by large GMO companies has lead to over 80 different types of GMO fruits and vegetables that are highly dangerous for human consumption.

It is scary to think what genetically-modified foods can do to our health, that’s why we need to avoid them at all costs. It’s also important to keep ourselves informed so we can effectively prevent the health risks that GMO products bring. Be sure to read this helpful infographic below for more details on this topic.

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