Facts about Genetically Modified Crops, Bio-food, Biotechnology

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What have you been told about Bio-food and Biotechnology?  What are your thoughts about genetically modified crops?

On a weekly basis I run into people who talk about how bad GMO’s and Biofood is for us.  The funny thing though is that most of those people really have no facts, because they are simply believing the myths that the media circulates.  Look, the media has to get people’s attention to make money.  So even if they don’t know all the facts, and are not sure if its true, they will publish their thoughts anyways if its an interesting story.  Its how they make money.

Well I’m here to try and show each one of you the truths about GMO’s and Bio-food, so that you can feel confident in purchasing wholesome food for your family.

So do you want some facts about GMO’s and Biotechnology?  Well I found a great document that was put together by the United Soybean Board, check it out:  Myths About Agricultural Biotechnology and Biotech foods.

Truths about Biotech Food Being Safe:

If you look at the link above, you will find that the United Soybean Board did some research both in the United States, Europe, and Emerging Countries.  The European Union, which in the past has experienced high consumer anxiety over Genetically Modified food, along with the United Kingdom have both come forward and have found that Biotech Food is safer for human health than conventional methods.

What about Allergies and Antibiotic Resistance?

Truth is that the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has found that food allergies have actually decreased since the introduction of Genetically Modified (GM) food.  GM food can be created in such a way that the allergy causing genes are removed, thus making food safer for consumption.  The EFSA has also found that GM food has not shown any increase to human antibiotic resistance.  The EFSA has found that antibiotic resistance is growing due to over-prescribed medication and medication dependency.  Interesting, is it not?

Truth:  Genetically Modified Food reduces Chemical Application

With the new Genetically modified seeds available to farmers, farmers use less pesticides.  Since we can now alter the seed genetic makeup to withstand disease and withstand being killed by stronger pesticides & herbicides, farmers use less chemicals than they did before.  The article shows that chemical applications have been reduced by 50% or more in most countries where GM crops are being grown.  That is great news for both humans and the environment!

Check out the rest of the article for more great facts.

Did this article help you feel more informed about GMO’s and the food you are eating?

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