GMO Foods

By Ruben Pidu

Going Into Detial

The Process

To start off the, techniques they use to genetically modify foods are, bacterial carriers, biolistics, electroporation, gene silencing, gene splicing and much more. It all may seem complicated but it really isn't. How it works is that they change and alternate the genes (basicly the blueprints of the product) of the fruit or vegetable. By mixing other foreign genes from unrelated plants or organisms, they can cause the product to change it's reactions to a certain thing, even characteristics like it's size or taste. For example, scientists can introduce the genes from a fish that survives in low temperature into a strawberry. This causes the strawberry to be frost resistant.


The Catch

The steps of genetically modifying fruits and vegetables is an elaborate process. The final product may seem amazing but research and further looking into GMO products beg to differ. Scientist have found organ damage and abnormal cell growth in animals caused by GMO products . Also farmers have reported many dead cattle that were fed GMO foods. Toxic and allergenic properties of GM foods have been widely documented. In one experiment, rats refused to eat a GM the tomato, some of the force-fed rats developed stomach lesions or died within 2 weeks. When GM soy was fed to female rats, most of their babies died within three weeks, but compared to a 10% death rate among the control group fed natural soy. The GM-fed babies were also smaller, and later had problems getting pregnant. In one experiment, many generations of hamsters were fed a diet of GM soy, by the third generation, they were losing the ability to produce babies, producing about half as many pups as the non-GM soy group. All this information, all these facts are reported by trustworthy researchers and scientists. Would you really take the chance and eat these things?


Countries that have banned GMO foods


-Australia

-Japan

-New Zealand

-Germany

-Ireland

-Austria

-Madeira

- India


What to avoid

Dairy/Eggs. Unless it’s labeled organic or rBST-free, everything in the dairy case, including milk, cheese and yogurt, probably contains milk from cows injected with rBST, a GM hormone used to make cows give more milk. It’s also likely that the cows and chickens were fed GM corn, soy and canola.

Meat. GM corn and soy are so dominant in the United States that almost everything in the meat case comes from animals fed GM crops.

Fresh Produce. Not many GM items yet, but GM sweet corn arrived in 2012.

Cereals. Unless labeled as organic, cereals probably include GM ingredients, primarily high-fructose corn syrup and other corn products, soy and milk proteins. Don’t be fooled by “natural” labels; they mean nothing.

Cookies/Snacks/Chips. Almost all include high-fructose corn syrup; soy, corn or canola oil; soy lecithin and other soy isolates; or other additives derived from GM corn and soy.

Pasta/Rice/Beans. You’re pretty safe here, because wheat, rice and beans are not (yet) genetically modified, but watch out for the heat-and-eat pasta meals that include GM ingredients.

Ice Cream/Frozen Prepared Meals. Unless labeled organic, these are virtually guaranteed to have GM ingredients, including corn and soy products, whey protein from rBST milk, and GM beet sugar.

Oils/Fats/Shortening. Olive oil is non-GM. “Vegetable oil” usually is GM, as are corn, soybean and canola oil. Solid shortenings are hydrogenated canola, corn and soybean oil.

Condiments/Prepared Foods. All of these items contain GM soy, corn and/or canola unless labeled organic.

Bread/Crackers. Almost all commercial bread is made with corn syrup and soy-based ingredients.


Information from : http://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/how-to-avoid-genetically-modified-food-zmgz12onzphe.aspx#ixzz2lmD9DP2C



Countries that suport GMO foods

Countries that suport GMO foods



  • The U.S. .
  • China
  • Germany, Sweden and the Czech Republic
  • Finland's
  • The Zambian government
  • Canada
  • Spain
  • The Czech Republic,
  • Slovakia, Portugal,
  • Romania and
  • Poland
  • The Philippines
  • The European Union
  • South Africa
  • Britain
  • South America