GMO versus Non-GMO
GMO vs Non-GMO
So what is all the hype on GMOs today? First we must understand what GMOs are and what effect they have on our food supply. A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods (also called gene splicing), gene modification or transgenic technology. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.
These processes were developed by Chemical Companies and seed companies with the purpose of increasing farm yields by modifying plants or animals. Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe and have significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. The U.S. and Canadian governments have approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale.
Though it is not medically proven, I can only imagine that the increases we are seeing in cancers and other diseases could be a result of these added chemicals that we are putting into our bodies. Chemicals and GMOs that are not natural for our body, and how our body processes foods. When we change the makeup of those foods, the body reacts, and could be reacting by causing other ailments or cancers.
Though this is a little off track it will give you an idea of what chemicals added to our body can do. If you watch any commercials for drugs to help with the various ailments and diseases out there, there is ALWAYS a disclaimer at the end. A disclaimer that states by taking this you may encounter other side effects, some of which seem to be worse than the ailment you are trying to treat. How can that be good when you are trying to fix something in your body, but the fix causes other problems? Again, your body reacting to what you are giving it.
Back to GMOs, there is an agricultural chemical company, (not mentioning names) that has produced a cord seed that has been modified to have a chemical in it to resisted insects. More or less, they have injected corn with pesticides. This corn grows with this in it, and obviously there will be traces of this in the actual product itself, the corn we eat. I don’t know about you, but I always wash my vegetables before eating them, even those grown in my natural garden. But in this case, you can’t wash this off, it is in the corn. Does it help ward off insects, and hence increase production yield? Yes, but at what cost?
At INBalance, we feel that we want to keep everything chemical free. Our INBars and supplements are all chemical free non-GMO. Why put things into your body that are not natural. And only certified non-GMO products can be trusted. A lot of processed foods utilize a variety of chemicals to preserve, enhance flavor or color increase yields in their production or growing process. The fewer of these chemicals we ingest the healthier we can be. So non-GMO isn’t just a fad, but is something we ALL need to be aware of. It is just like the pill we take to fix one problem and causing another. Non-GMOs help produce bigger foods, but at what cost? The cost is our health. So, when you have to choose between two products and one is certified non-GMO, choose the non-GMO. Eat right, exercise more and be healthy.