GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology, also called genetic engineering (GE). Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with healthy problems, environmental damage and and violation of farmer’s and consumers’ rights.
There are more than 60 countries that have significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. The following crops are commercially grown and are at risk of being genetically engineered: alfalfa, corn, sugar beets, zucchini & yellow summer squash, canola, cotton, papaya and soy. Because of potential GMO contamination in feed the following animal derivatives are also considered high risk: milk, meat, eggs, honey & other bee products.
Watch for this label to avoid GMOs. Visit the website http://www.nongmoproject.org for more information.