Genetically Modified Organisms, GMO, are living organisms created artificially in a laboratory, using genetic engineering techniques. This creates combinations of plant, animals, bacteria and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
In genetic modification or genetic engineering of food plants, one or more genes are removed from the DNA of another organism, such as bacteria, virus, animal or plant and recombined into the DNA of another plant to alter.
One of the main problems with genetic modification is that the process is potentially dangerous. Reports suggest that scientists have very little information about where the genes go. This fusion can disrupt the functioning of the genes and create proteins that never existed in the food supply and could create toxins and allergens in foods.
GMO is not the same as traditional breeding. The latter involves plant breeders to work with plants of the same or related spices to create new plant varieties. Thus, it is better to avoid genetically modified (GM) food. Here are some things to keep in mind before consuming GM food:
GMOs are unhealthy
Health problems have been on the rise since GMOs were introduced in 1996. The percentage of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses jumped from 7% to 13% in just 9 years. Food allergies skyrocketed, and disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, digestive problems, and others also touched the ceiling. Although there is no concrete proof that GMOs are a contributing factor, but it is safe to assume that this was a big factor for the same.
GMO contamination is forever
GMOs cross pollinate and their seeds can travel. This would make it impossible to fully clean up the contaminated gene pool. The self-breeding GMO pollution is a huge risk to the environment and us humans. This has also caused economic losses to organic and non-GMO farmers who strive hard to keep their crops pure.
Mixing genes of totally unrelated species, genetic modification unleashes a new world of unpredictable side effects. Irrespective of the type of genes, the process in itself can result in a vast collateral damage, producing new toxins, allergens and nutritional deficiencies.
GMOs harm the environment
Over time, it has been found that GM crops can harm birds, insects, amphibians, marine ecosystems, and soil organisms. They reduce bio-diversity, pollute water resources, and are unsustainable.
The disadvantages of GMOs do not end here. Keeping all these factors and more in mind, we, at Dwaraka Organics, produce non-GMO products only. Our products are natural, organic and of the finest quality. They are sourced from trusted farmers who cultivate thousands of acres of land in India.
It’s time to make a life decision and introduce non-GMO products in your daily life. Make way to our store, or check out our products here: https://www.dwarakaorganic.com/