This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)

What is GMO and how can I protect my family and myself?

  1. dappledesigns profile image88
    dappledesignsposted 4 years ago

    What is GMO and how can I protect my family and myself?

  2. chefsref profile image79
    chefsrefposted 4 years ago

    Scientists have been working on redesigning plants and animals for the last thirty + years.
    There are only two ways to avoid GMO foods, grow your own and or buy "Certified Organic". Note the term "certified" that is the only reliably non-GMO food. Simply labeling food Organic without certification means they have not spent the money and time to be inspected and follow regulations, thus "organic" may or may not be truly organic.
    Meats are being treated with antibiotics and growth hormones so the same rules apply. Unless you want to buy a cow,buy certified organic.
    The pro-GMO crowd claims that these foods will be necessary to feed a growing population. The anti-GMO crowd says that crop rotation and humane methods of raising animals will achieve the same or better results without the risks involved in tinkering with adding genes to plants and animals.
    "BT corn" contains genes from a bacterium Bacillus Thuringus (Not sure of spelling) This bacteria turns the corn into an insecticide, capable of killing bugs. They also have Round Up Ready GMO corn that is being sprayed with the herbicide Round Up to kill weeds. Some of the Round Up is absorbed into the corn plant so each time you eat a product made with corn you are eating a tiny bit of Round Up. Soy and cotton are the other two big crops being modified genetically.
    GMO corn is everywhere, the corn crop is subsidized by Uncle Sam so it is cheap for food manufacturers to use corn syrup to sweeten rather than sugar. Read labels and get informed about the many terms used to disguise the fact that we are eating so damn much corn. Sweet corn, (as in the corn on the cob at dinner) is not as often modified as the corn used to make Doritos, corn syrup, corn starch, corn gluten, animal feed etc.
    Monsanto designs the corn to sell GMO seeds, then sells Round Up to spray on the corn. (Other companies are just as guilty). The problem I see is that we are allowing  multinational companies to own huge chunks of our food supply.
    Monsanto does have a lot of research indicating that their corn is safe to eat. .  .  .  . Tobacco companies, drug companies and oil companies also point to research that indicates their products are safe. The sad truth is that if there are problems with GMO foods it will take many decades of use by the population before we may know the absolute truth. In the meantime you  and your kids will be guinea pigs testing  foods.

    http://chefsref.hubpages.com/hub/OUR-FU … EERED-FOOD

 
working