What are they? And are they really that bad for you?
Here’s a little info from Wikipedia:
A more specifically defined type of GMO is a “Transgenic Organism”. This is an organism whose genetic makeup has been altered by the addition of genetic material from another, unrelated organism. This should not be confused with the more general way in which “GMO” is used to classify genetically altered organisms, as typically GMOs are organisms whose genetic makeup has been altered without the additionA genetically modified organism (GMO) is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques (i.e. genetically engineered organism). GMOs are the source of medicines and genetically modified foods and are also widely used in scientific research and to produce other goods.The term GMO is very close to the technical legal term, ‘living modified organism’, defined in the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, which regulates international trade in living GMOs (specifically, “any living organism that possesses a novel combination of genetic material obtained through the use of modern biotechnology”). of genetic material from an unrelated organism.
The video below, made by InfomaticFilms with help from NaturalNews.com, explains GMO’s in a way that’s fun and easy to understand. After watching this, I bet you’ll think twice about what you feed your family.
What do you think: Are GMO’s a real threat to our health, or is it a lot of hype for nothing? Share your thoughts in the comments!