FACT: Science has proved that eating GMOs can cause tumors, infertility, and birth defects.
What are GMOs? GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and is an organism that has had their genetic makeup altered by mutation, insertion, or deletion of genes with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants & animals. (Check out this cartoon video for the startling truth about GMOs on one of my earlier posts.)
So what does that have to do with Monsanto? Monsanto is well-known for developing a herbicide glyphosate called Roundup. They also created GM seeds that are designed to specifically withstand Roundup, making a farmer’s crop production more successful. Their GM Roundup-ready crops include soy, corn, sorghum, canola, alfalfa, and cotton. These crops are used in a majority of our food supply and materials we use everyday, which are of course, sprayed down with Roundup. Want another example of how Monsanto’s GMO seeds harm the environment? Google, “GMO and bee colony collapse” and you’ll uncover one of the worst effects of GMOs ever.
The companies listed below are not owned by Monsanto, but the GMO seeds Monsanto produces are supposedly sold to farmers who grow the ingredients for these companies to use. Avoiding the foods on this list will send a strong message that we, the consumers, favor organically grown products and do not wish to eat foods made from GMO seeds and sprayed with Roundup. Please spread the word so we can see a positive change in our food supply.