GMO crops are genetically altered to resist insects, produce higher levels of certain nutrients, and resist herbicide toxicity. This also leaves a more toxic residue within the plant, which is passed on to us when we eat it. Most GMOs come from five plants.......soy, sugar beets, corn, canola and cottonseed. French and Italian researchers published a study in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology which found that death rates were five times higher in male animals fed GMO corn, and six times higher in the female animals fed GMO corn. The females, especially, very rapidly developed massive, cancerous tumors. Although the impact of GMOs on humans isn't fully known, they have been banned in 30 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan and all the countries in the European Union.
For our family, we are trying to eliminate as many GMOs as possible because I have read too many reputable studies showing the health risks. So what are some ways to avoid GMOs? Buy organic! By law, organic foods can not contain GMOs. Look for one of the non-GMO seals shown below. Avoid synthetic hormones!!! Although fish and animals for human consumption are not currently generically engineered, the food and hormones they are fed are frequently GMOs.