GMO stands for “genetically modified organisms”. They refer to plants or even animals whose genetic make-up has been changed. It is important to note that genetically modifying technology is different than hybrid technology, which has given us fruits like seedless watermelons and seedless grapes.
The GMOs that we are referring to and those that we are adamantly against, are those plants that have been modified in order to resist the very powerful weed killers and insecticides that have plagued farmers since the beginning of time. By modifying the plants to resist the poison used to destroy insects and weeds, the farmer can see more yield on the crops that are planted and there is less loss from crop damage.
There is endless supply of reports and articles on GMOs, Monsanto and pesticides that support the evidence that GMO foods are not good for us. In fact, they are toxic. GMOs and pesticides have been linked to the dramatic increase in Autism and other disorders and diseases. It is this reason why most developed countries other than the US, has banned GMO food from being in the food supply for their country’s people.
It is estimated that 80% of all processed foods that we consume in the US includes GMO foods and ingredients.