Farms, Your Food and the Non-GMO Hype…Be Aware

A few weeks ago I was scouting farms. Specifically farms that grow sustainable agriculture. This means they use farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare. It draws and learns from organic farming, or so I thought!

I was under the impression that if it was non-GMO that the practices were safe.  To my dismay while on my journey I found this chart…GMO pic

Since today’s society is wrapped up in more and bigger, farming techniques have taken to commercial production to create more and bigger everything. The problem is the methods to get there are unhealthy for humans and the environment and leads to much of our food becoming genetically modified.

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans.

This practice has altered the chemistry of our food affecting its nutritional value, creating toxicity, developing allergic reactions and harming the environment.

Here I was thinking non-GMO was safe and now even that’s not enough :/

Be AWARE people!

GO for Life! ™jefitthumb2

In peace, health & with much love,

Joycelyn Bejar
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer


One thought on “Farms, Your Food and the Non-GMO Hype…Be Aware

  1. So surprising and disappointing. I REALLY thought non-gmo meant something different than it does. I always try to buy organic and now will be even stricter about it! Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

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