It is a very complex and controversial subject when it comes to talking about GMOs.
Do you know what GMOs are?
The dictionary defines GMOs as: an organism whose genome has been altered by the techniques of genetic engineering so that its DNA contains one or more genes not normally found there. Note: A high percentage of food crops, such as corn and soybeans, are genetically modified.
If you know me, you know that I am a strong believer in eating organic and GMO free foods(
there are days when I do dabble in some wings, or steak and cheeses etc).
I believe that you are what you eat.
It’s one thing to not know what you’re eating and to be naive to what you are putting in your body, but isn’t that something you should be concerned about before it is too late?
After I went to treatment for my eating disorder, I took a strong stand in re-learning food, and how what I eat effects my whole being (mind, body and soul). After learning about GMOs and the difference between USDA organic items, “natural” items etc it is hard to turn around and un-know/learn it. It is hard to go to a fast food restaurant and feel 100% comfortable ordering a king sized #3 when I know the negative impact it can have on my body. (maybe not immediately, but 5 or 10 years down the road)
Not everyone in my life eats like I do, nor do they have the interest as I do in what GMOs are and how it not only negatively effects our bodies, but it also has a negative impact on the earth (
not sustainable at all). In order to get a somewhat entertaining clue into what GMOs are, and what an organization such as Monsanto is doing to our food, I strongly advise that you check out these two documentaries via Netflix:
1. GMO, OMG
2. FOOD INC
It is true that it is hard work to ensure that what we eat (at least 95%) is USDA organic and GMO free etc, but isn’t your health important?
Isn’t the health of our children, or future children sacred? Isn’t it important that in 50 years our great grand children can play outside in a sustained world and not fear that the soil underneath their little feet has been contaminated with poison? Isn’t it important to be able to live as long as we can in a healthy state of mind in order to share memories with our families?
Question of the day: Have you watched these documentaries? Do you lead a GMO free lifestyle?
If you choose not to eat as GMO free as possible, please leave a comment below and let me know why. I would love to know your opinions