Infographic – Genetically Modified Organisms Facts

algaecal GMO infographic

Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) have had their genetic material altered using genetic engineering techniques.

Although labelling of GMO products is required in 64 countries, it is not required in the United States, making it extremely difficult to distinct between GMO and non-GMO foods.

This infographic shows that 87% of consumers want foods containing GMO’s to be labeled.

One way to make sure you are not consuming GMO’s is to buy organic, as GMO’s are prohibited in organic products. [1]

Some of the top foods containing GMO’s are Soy and Corn. 90% of soy is genetically modified to resist herbicides. [2] “And half of the US farms growing corn to sell to the conglomerate, Monsanto, are growing GMO corn.”

Unfortunately, GMO’s are everywhere in our food aisles and food system, as over 40 genetically modified crops are allowed to be sold in the US!

Until there is proper GMO labelling, we the consumer must be informed about GMO’s and what products have GMO’s in them, who is selling them and what you can do to avoid them.

Hopefully this infographic gives you some insight into GMO’s and their impact.

Read More About Organic VS Non Organic: What is the Difference?


Source:

  1. ^ http://blogs.usda.gov/2013/05/17/organic-101-can-gmos-be-used-in-organic-products/
  2. ^ http://eatlocalgrown.com/article/12060-top-gmo-foods.html


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Monica Lam-Feist

About Monica Lam-Feist

Monica is AlgaeCal’s Communications Coordinator. She completed her studies at The University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a B.S. degree in Life Sciences Communication and a B.A. degree in Sociology. She also received certificates in Digital Marketing and Leadership. Monica was an elite athlete and represented Canada numerous times with the Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team. Monica now uses her background in athletics and health to write for AlgaeCal. In her spare time she loves to workout, practice yoga and binge on Netflix shows!

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