Increase in allergies
Increase in antibiotic resistance
Problems with endocrine system
Disorders of the reproductive system
Increase in aging symptoms
Cancerous Tumor growth
A 10-year study in Norway has found GMO’s may cause obesity, digestive problems, and damage to major organs including liver, kidneys, pancreas and genitals.
This is just the tip of the iceberg according to many leading scientists and researchers. In fact, some countries (notably the European Union), do not allow GMO foods to be imported. In addition, if more than .9% of their foods contain GMO’s they must be labeled so the consumer knows exactly what they’re getting and consuming.
Most commonly found GMO foods
Monsanto is the largest producer today of genetically modified foods like corn, soy, and canola. And now there are even companies working to produce genetically modified salmon and cattle.
While the list of GMO’s is undoubtedly growing, here are the most commonly found GMO foods are must be aware of:
When you see the words on a nutrition label like corn syrup, soybean oil or even sugar, a majority of the time that ingredient has been genetically modified.
Other foods that may also be GMO or have GMO residue include: cottonseed oil, non-organic dairy, and papaya.
How to Avoid GMO Foods
The following are my top recommendations for keeping GMO foods out of your body:
- Avoid all foods with corn, canola, and soy.
- Look for and buy foods that are labeled GMO free.
- Shop for organic foods. (By law they must contain less than 5% GM Products.)
- Shop at your local farmers market or plant your own garden.
Follow these steps and you can be GMO free and help spread the word about the dangers of GMO’s.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand. General information about GM foods. 2016. http://www.foodstandards.gov.au/consumer/gmfood/gmoverview/Pages/default.aspx