GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are gaining notoriety in the public forum.
For those of you unfamiliar with the issue, GMOs are created using biotechnology in order to generate a more “efficient” farming machine. Genetic splicing is used to produce plants that are able to withstand herbicide use, or even to produce a pesticide. This allows the farmer to indiscriminately spray the entire field of crops without worry of losing his/her edibles.
These GMOs are created by corporations and then sold to farmers throughout the country. The United States is one of few countries left in the world that refuses to label foods containing GMOs. Most countries around the world, including those in the European Union, have banned GMOs from their food supply due to the general uncertainty of safety, and the increasing amount of research showing the long-term dangers of these organisms.More...