Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a controversial topic in the farming and nutrition communities. At Purely Inspired®, we believe everyone should educate themselves about health and nutrition.
1. They could be creating a vicious cycle of pesticide use
One of the main arguments people use in support of GMOs is that they can be developed to be pest resistant without the need to add pesticides. Unfortunately, pests are expected to eventually evolve to the point that they overcome GMO deterrents. Farmers may then have to use stronger chemicals to ward off these pests, eventually making pesticide usage higher than ever.
3. Effects are still uncertain
Although there isn’t 100% conclusive evidence on the side effects that come along with GMO products, some food scientists believe there are reasons to be cautious. More importantly, we don’t know what a lifetime of eating GMOs may do to the human body.
Don’t panic! Consumers still have a choice. There are still plenty of non-GMO products available, you just have to look for the special label, as seen on our Organic Protein and Organic Greens, which indicates something is non-GMO. Be sure to share this with a friend to keep them eating purely too!