GMOs are everywhere, do you care?

In some ways, I’m sure my blog screams hippie. However, there are a lot of influences on me and I, like you, am a lot of things. I begin this way because I want you to give what I am saying a chance, no matter what your background.

Recently, I watched the film Genetic Roulette about the possible effects of GMOs on our bodies. Like any good skeptic, I am not willing to attribute every health problem we face to the increased GMOs in our diet, even if both rise side-by-side on a graph. Likewise, I have seen plenty of indie documentaries that have not convinced me of anything. However, there are points in this film that intuitively ring true, such as the idea that we should not be eating plants engineered to kill bugs, whose seeds cannot be handled without gloves, or that cause serious health issues in animals.

If you have the opportunity to watch the film or research GMOs on your own, I encourage you to do so. I was admittedly resistant to learning about GMOs because I figured I ate well enough already, but I have changed my tune. I share because I care.

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4 thoughts on “GMOs are everywhere, do you care?

  1. Seb says:

    Well, hippie or not, your one staunch Republican reader happens to agree with you!

  2. Personally I do believe whether through GMOs or other means we are seriously disrupting our hormones to a degree that is staggering. My father is a professor of Horticulture and he has said ever since I was little, that modifying genes in plants can only lead to trouble at some point especially when you mix two kingdoms together. I also think that it is in the best interest of everyone to be able to decide what exactly they would like to put in their bodies and it seems there are those at the top who determine for us what is healthy and then years, sometimes a generation later, we discover it wasn’t healthy at all. If the food we eat is altered genetically, and we ingest this food, then how could it not modify us? I wish more people understood how important the issue of our food really is. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • oliviaobryon says:

      So much agreed. I wish people were more receptive to accepting that things need to change. I was really disappointed that California voted down labeling GMOs, even before I watched this film and really understood why they were so horrible, (before I just figured they must be bad, but didn’t pay much attention beyond leaning toward organic foods…). How interesting for you to have the added perspective of your father. Thanks for commenting, happy to know there are others out there who feel the same way!

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