GMOs: If We Are What We Eat, We’re All Screwed

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THE UPRISING

The overwhelming presence of GMOs is an issue that we all face daily and most of the time, we don’t even know it. Some people might even be reading this wondering, WHAT THE HELL IS A GMO?!

GMO stands for genetically modified organism, first introduced in the mid 90’s, which is “an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Currently in the United States, approximately 85% of all processed foods contain GMOs.” -(GMOFILM.COM) “The most common GMOs are soy, cotton, canola, corn, sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, alfalfa, and squash. GMOs may be hidden in common processed food ingredients such as: Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products.” -(NONGMOPROJECT.ORG) As of 2012, according…

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