What is a GMO?

1B&NSharing more of my dark and disturbing look at the latest apocalyptic trigger. Remember I focused on the bad, so go elsewhere for the good. The companies that make GMOs had tons of sites that provide the alternative theory.

What is a GMO? GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. Other names are genetically engineered, or transgenetic. These living organisms (and any and all offspring) are owned by the companies that make them made possible by a 1980 US Supreme Court ruling. In short, a gene for a specific trait from one species is transferred into the genetic code of another species. The really cool/bad thing is that this genetic transfer would not occur under rules established in the 3+ billion year evolution of our planet.

This is done, not to drive the world crazy like in my book, or for total domination of the world’s food supply (there are 6 seed companies vying for the market). The reasons behind the science are good:

  1. help feed the world
  2. make organisms disease resistant
  3. use less insecticide/herbicide
  4. make food more nutritious

All of these things are designed to make food cheaper, increase shelf life, and taste better for the consumer.

But they’re not just in plant code, GMOs are also used in processing of things like high fructose corn syrup, beer, and cheese to name a few things. These intermediaries are not directly consumed but are removed somewhere in the finishing of the product.

And then there is the second hand GMO consumption by a human eating the pig that ate the GMO corn and alfalfa. You get the picture.

This is not natural selection. This is not a breeding practice, established and refined over 10,000+ years. This is something wholly different and therefore patented/trademarked/and copyrightable.

But it’s food right?

Well, um, technically not all of it is food.

The FDA wouldn’t allow us to eat it if it wasn’t safe, would it?

That’s a topic for next week, so stay tuned.

FYI—Wheat is not a GMO. The gluten level has been raised via breeding practices.

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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2 Responses to What is a GMO?

  1. danrshaw says:

    So GMO is good and I aint ganna die

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