Do you know what a GMO is?

Do you know what a GMO is?  I didn’t have a clear understanding of the concept of GMOs until I watched this video:

After watching the video, I went through my cupboards and was shocked at the many, many things that contain GMOs, after all, corn is everywhere–corn starch, corn syrup, corn.  My kids’ favorite veggie?  Corn.  A lot of kids’ foods aren’t “safe” according to the video–not even Cheerios!  Here’s a downloadable booklet that tells you at a glance what is safe and what’s not:  http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/  I also downloaded a GMO app for my i-phone.  It’s not comprehensive, but I can at least

Of course, the best way is to produce your own food.  Here’s a great website where you can get corn seed that is NOT GMO:  www.rareseeds.com.  It also has some fun heirloom varieties of flowers and veggies and the history of each one. 

For more info, here are some other websites:
http://www.mommypotamus.com/eyewitness-report-animals-wont-eat-gmos/ (a fun blog about a mom who did an experiment with her kids)
http://www.nongmosourcebook.com/thenon-gmoproject.php

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