The Risks of GM Foods and How to Avoid Them

More research is finally emerging on the long-term effects of eating genetically modified (GM) foods. A recent study found that animals fed a diet of GM soy displayed higher evidence of infant mortality, infertility, and other rare pathological symptoms of disease. These findings echo the results of two similar studies that used GM corn and GM soy; and this phenomenon of infertility has been widely reported amongst North American pig and cow farmers who have given their animals GM feed.

You can reduce or remove your exposure to GM foods by:

  • Eating organic wherever possible
  • Using non-GM soil, seeds, fertilizers, insect repellents and plant foods in your gardening
  • Buying food from companies that use non-GM food practices and ingredients
  • Buying from local food producers that use non-GM food practices

Speaking with local food producers at your nearest farmers market is a great way to learn more about their growing practices. Even growers that are not certified organic may still use organic, biodynamic, and/or GM-free growing practices.

For more information on these studies, click here for article and study from Nation of Change