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December 12, 2011

Do you know what you are eating? Are you aware that recent estimates show upwards of 70% of processed foods on supermarket shelves, from soda to soup, crackers to condiments, contain genetically engineered ingredients. (The Center for Food Safety).

88% of corn, 91% of soybeans and 88% of cotton are genetically modified.  These are the base ingredients in many of our foods and are those that are fed to animals such as cows from which we get our milk and other diary products in addition to consuming the meat as foods.

So, what are genetically modified organisms (GMO)? 

According to the World Health Organization, “GMO’s are organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally.  The technology is often called “modern biotechnology”, “gene technology”,”recombinant DNA technology” or “genetic engineering”.  It allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another, also between non-related species. Such methods are used...

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