#12: GMO foods
The debate rages on about the safety of genetically modified foods, but little has been done in the way of conclusive studies on the matter. First introduced to the market in 1994, we are only just getting to the point where the long term safety can be studied – however, as the “recipe” for genetically modified produce is always changing, the issue is complicated. What we do know is that in a rat study on the effects of GMOs, every one of the subjects developed pre-cancerous cell growth within 10 days of exposure.
Most GMOs are banned in Europe, but not in the United States. Major agricultural companies like GMOs because they resist pests better, last longer, and are easier to transport long distances. But is the risk to human health really worth it?
Instead – Show your support for nature’s recipe by buying organic produce and meats. When you choose packaged foods, always look for a Non-GMO label.