Every day, we’re all consuming genetically modified foods, and most of the time we’re unaware of it. According to the Grocery Manufacturer Association, GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are in 75% of all processed foods on the grocery store shelves.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”GMOs: Yea or Nay?”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
When given a choice between genetically modified food, and food that occurs naturally in nature, I believe most would choose natural. However the food industry, with the cooperation of the federal government, has effectively removed that choice.
As of this writing, the federal government does not require genetically modified foods to be marked, or labeled. Some states, including California have tried to pass laws requiring GMO labeling but have failed.
This is mainly due to the fact that huge corporations with deep, financial pockets have successfully bullied people into thinking that food prices will sky-rocket if we were to require this.
Federal law-makers are acting on biased information. This information has been provided to them by the very corporations that stand to profit by keeping GMOs a secret. GMO foods are a massive, human, science experiment that no one knows the outcome to yet…..[Tweet “”GMO foods are a human, science experiment that no one knows the outcome to.” David Sandstrom”]
Genetic Modification is genetic engineering or manipulation that clones, or synthetically copies a gene molecule and inserts it into an existing organism’s genetic code. This process creates a new organism that heretofore, didn’t exist.
Some would praise modern science for the progress they’ve made it this area. Proponents would argue that we should embrace this new technology because it accelerates the progress of mankind. In addition, it will help to meet the dietary needs of a growing world population.
The problem is, we don’t know what effect this will ultimately have on farms, the planet, and most importantly, on the people that eat these Franken-foods.
For the most part, plants are genetically modified to make them resistant to chemical herbicides, and pesticides. This makes it easier to protect a crop from potential invaders, insulating farmers from financial loss. All the while, providing additional revenue for the chemical companies.
So, it’s quite clear; the motivation is not our health, but more profits. This is a glaring example of big corporations putting profits before people.
Certain crops in the U.S. are almost entirely genetically modified. According to the Non-GMO Project, the following crops are the worst offenders:
Pro GMO companies would argue: “It looks like corn; therefore, it is corn.” Well, I would disagree. It may look like corn, or a soy bean, but what we have is a new species.
Under the context of what food is acceptable and what isn’t, the bible tells us:
“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with gratitude.”
(1 Timothy 4:3-4)
The important thing to notice in the above verse, is that food that is to be freely received if it has been “created by God”. We should be very skeptical of food that is “created by man” in a laboratory.
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