What is GMO and is it Safe to Eat?
What is GMO and is it Safe to Eat? I get asked a lot when shopping for my large family at the grocery store. GMO means genetically modified organisms. It means that the items used to the make the foods isn’t organic. For me personally, I try to stay away from GMO foods because I feel eating genetically modified food isn’t the healthiest.
The problem is GMO is in a lot of foods my kids like such as, crackers, soups, snacks, and even some cookies. However, the US government has okayed the use of genetically modified foods and claims they are safe to consume. The use of GMOs was introduced into our foods in the mid 1990’s. The reason for GMO usage is for food productivity and herbicide tolerance. Scientists from years of research have genetically modified plants and animals with the intention of helping the environment and world hunger.
-Tamara, Head of the Oakley Family, @7thHeavenMomma