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Can GMOs cause harm? Let’s ask GMO Answers!

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Have you ever wondered and thought about how or where the food that we consume is grown from? I certainly have, and it makes you wonder doesn’t it? I believe that we all have questioned and even have, looked on a package label to read what it contains and how it’s grown at one time or another. I honestly believe it’s something that we just come a custom in doing.  We put our trust in the farmers who grow the product without giving it much thought. But many will agree, it’s difficult to know where our food supply comes from and if our foods are safe enough to eat if we don’t have a place to ask these questions or know who to ask until now.

Have you ever heard of GMO Answers?

GMO Answers is a digital platform that is dedicated to answering your questions about GMOs and how our food is grown.  Using GMO Answers, helps consumers a great deal and gives to us, that much-needed reference to our GMOs questions.  This platform provides more accurate scientific information about genetically modified foods than any other website available. It’s also important for consumers to have knowledge of all aspects of our food supply.

Depending on the nature of your question, GMO Answers may be provided by an independent expert, industry organization, the GMO Answers Community Manager or an expert from a member company. There have been more than 100 experts that have contributed to the GMO Answers site including independent experts in leading academic institutions, industry groups, and representatives from member companies.

One of the most important questions that come to mind is, are GMOs Safe? -And, do you know if GMOs can cause harm to anyone?

Many consumers also believe that GMOs can cause cancer, autism, gluten intolerance, and other illnesses. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Over 900 studies and publications were examined in Spring of 2016 by The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS). They researched this very same question and concluded: Yes, GMOs are safe.

 

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So what exactly is GMO?

GMO is an genetically modified organism. GMO is the result of biotechnology in plant agriculture where the DNA (gene) of one species are extracted and artificially added into the genes of an another plant. Some would also call it unnatural or crossbreeding. But rest assure, scientist and agricultural experts declare this biotech seed safe.

So you ask, why would farmers use GMO in their crops? Many farmers use GMO seeds if it works best for their farms. It could be the demand in the market. Local farmers will also use GMO seeds to reduce yield loss or crop damage from weeds, diseases, insects, and weather conditions such as droughts. So that is why farmers located around the world have chosen to use GMOs because it helps their business and local communities.

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Being that I create recipes and one who loves to cook for my family, it’s a top priority of mine to give them the best of the best when it comes to foods that I cook and prepare. Most importantly to know where the product comes from and how the vegetable or food source is harvest. Safety has always been a huge concern for me so having GMO Answers and using it when I have a concern, is an excellent resource to have.

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Did you know that there are currently nine crops commercially available from GMO seeds right here in the U.S.? That’s right, and some examples are Field and Sweet Corn, Summer Squash, and Soybeans.

 

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So if you’re ever in doubt or have a question that concerns GMOs, be sure to visit  GMO Answers.

Do you have a question about GMOs that you would like answered?

Tell me, have you ever wondered about GMOs in foods? Would love to hear your concerns.

 

You can stay connected with GMO Answers on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

 

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by GMO Answers via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of GMO Answers or Momtrends.

 

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Hi, I'm Michele. So glad to see that you stopped by Sunshine and Flip Flops. My blog is devoted to easy recipe creations for busy families like my own, traveling with family, and tips on everyday life solutions. Did I also forget to say? I'm from Central Florida, so bring on the warm weather, flip flops, beaches, and chilled beverages!

19 Comments

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    I'm on the fence about GMOs. I know the research today says they're safe, but who's to say what the research will say in 10 years. If it isn't natural, I'm just not sure. That being said, I'm not made of money, so I don't really go GMO free. LOL
  • Emily

    I've read that research shows GMO's are believed to be safe. I also know it lets us produce a lot more food than we could without it. I do understand why some people want to push to have GMOs labeled though. I know for me, it wouldn't change my purchasing decision and I am all for providing as much information to consumers as possible.
  • Rebecca Swenor

    This is indeed a great post about GMO. I do know there is so many products, food, etc that we all buy that has GMO in it. GMO Answers I am going to have to check out for sure and share it with my other family members. Thanks for sharing the information.
  • Inspiring Kitchen

    I also can't decide completely how I feel about GMO, but it's good to know that it is safe because that's what my family can afford. Also, most products that are sold here are GMO products.
  • kendall

    I've heard both sides but I think I'm leaning toward believing that GMO's are pretty safe! It's hard when there's so much information out there though - such a great post!!
  • Melissa Dixon

    As someone with a lot of health issues I try to stay away from anything that could cause my family any harm. Gmo's are scary and I love learning new information about them, thanks for sharing!
  • Lynndee

    I've heard about GMOs, but this is the first time I've heard of GMO Answers. So cool to know about them because I certainly have a lot to learn about GMOs.
  • Kathy

    I've never really heard much about GMO's. I'm glad you were able to share about this with us. It's interesting to hear more about it.
  • ricci

    This a great article on GMO's. I think most people are confused about what exactly they are and if they are safe. I think you covered all the highlights here.
  • Alanna B

    I am really torn on the subject. On the one hand, I have read so much about how GMO products are safe and others claiming that they are not...while others are "undecided". I usually buy non-gmo just in case.
  • Ashleigh Walls

    Just like vaccines, people aren't going to "get me" with their scary statistics. I know that GMOs are needed for certain things and they don't scare me at all. We limit sugar in my son with ADHD to calm the hyperness. I doubt that everyone who says they hate GMOs isn't eating chips or junk food either. You can't be calling the kettle black unless you're going to go on a complete raw diet.
  • MAGGIE BRANCH

    I am definitely on the fence about GMO products. My MIL is 100% against them. I have read research saying they're find and research saying that they are HORRIBLE for you. My problem with GMO is that I do not understand WHY products need to be genetically modified. I try to buy non gmo when I can just in case it turns out they are really really bad, but realistically it is difficult to afford all organic, non gmo product.

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