The Green Ambassador, Environmental Education- How to Avoid G.M.O.s in Your Food

Aug 15 10:15 2017 Cathy Allen Print This Article

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What are G.M.O.s?

Genetically Modified Organism (G.M.O.) is the result of the laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal.  Genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or human and are known also as “transgenic” organisms.

G.M.O. plants and creatures are not developed by nature but rather made through science. That science is initiated and lead by concoction titans Dow and Dupont, producers of plastics, cleaning supplies, and development materials. In second place are agrochemical and biotechnology enterprises Monsanto and Syngenta, producers of Roundup herbicide.

Where can G.M.O.s are found?  In our food.

G.M.O. was first acquainted with the Unites States sustenance supply in the mid-1990's by Monsanto through items like saccharin, an engineered form of sugar, and vanillin, a manufactured adaptation of vanilla. Monsanto was likewise the first to hereditarily alter a plant cell or a plant 'seed'. Monsanto is as of now the pioneer in hereditarily built (GE) plant seeds.

Let’s take a look at G.M.O. products that are quite common on food shelves and in the produce department.

Hereditarily Engineered (GE) Seed Crops are:

Canola-represents 90% of US. Harvest





Sugar Beets-95%

Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash-more than 24,000 sections of land devoted

Kellogg, Pepsi, Kraft Foods, General Mills, The Hershey Co., Coca-Cola, J.M. Smuckers Co., Conagra Foods, Smithfield Foods, Flowers Food Inc. all utilization G.M.O. crops for their elements of an assortment of items.

Fixings got from G.M.O. High-Risk Crops are regular on item marks. In the event that you see the vast majority of these fixings have compound based names: Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Citric Acid, Ethanol, Artificial Flavorings, High-Fructose, Hydrolyzed Protein, Lactic Acid Maltodextrins, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose.

G.M.O. create developed in the US. are substantially less complex to recognized through PLU codes. PLU codes, or 'item look-into' numbers, are on oval or round stickers on the skin of foods grown from the ground. These PLU codes are on each bit of products of the soil/vegetable bought in supermarkets and huge box chains like Walmart.

The main number from the PLU code gives you the data of the item; regardless of whether it's natural, traditionally developed or G.M.O.

The #9 is a natural item. Developed normally with no pesticides, composts, engineered fixings or sewage muck; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.

The #8 is a G.M.O. Item developed from bioengineering seeds; made by science.

The numbers #3 and #4 are expectedly developed. Ordinarily offered in each market and huge box chains that offer create. Developed utilizing pesticides and herbicides and treated with synthetics got from oil.

So why are G.M.O.s so normal on our supper tables?

Huge aggregates like Dow, Dupont, and Monsanto have licensed their hereditarily adjusted (GM) seeds as protected innovation, which empowers G.M.O.s to be possessed, sold and exchanged on the share trading system, and controlled.

Despite the fact that it is the huge business in the U.S., G.M.O.s are extremely limited or restricted in different parts of the world. Sixty-four nations, including the whole European Union, have prohibited G.M.O.s altogether.

Many states, including Maryland, Vermont, and Colorado have prohibited hereditarily designed (GE) fish and wheat. A few districts of California, Hawaii, and Washington State have prohibited some hereditarily changed yields from their fields.

The ideal approach to maintain a strategic distance from G.M.O.s on your supper plate is to develop your own nourishments or purchase locally from your ranchers and remain far from any prepared sustenances.

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Cathy Allen, The Green Ambassador, is an award-winning environmentalist who has spearheaded the planting of over a half a million trees in Baltimore City. Cathy is passionate about sustainability and protecting the environment, and is committed to a wide range of environmental efforts, firmly believing that education is not only key to  changing a person’s outlook and mindset, but also their future.

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