It’s a story that seems fit more for the horror books than a nursery rhyme. When several sheep and goats died after reportedly grazing on gmo cotton, imagine what that could that mean for you.
The incident reportedly happened somewhere in India, specifically in the Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh. What Indian shepherds claim is that the goats and sheep got ill after grazing on the genetically modified Bt cotton left over in the fields. After the sheep and goats got ill, they soon died.
Monsanto, the ones responsible for the said Bt cotton of course claims that the genetically modified crop had nothing to do with the deaths of the goats and sheep. The shepherds are saying otherwise, of course.
Whoever is saying the truth, this incident just goes to show that using genetic engineering in agriculture is not as clear-cut as it should be. There are still some incidents that happen which only puts GMO plants in a bad light. And this is the reason why even the US government doesn’t want GMO producers to label their products – consumers might not buy them if they knew that they were produced using genetic engineering technology.
GE Cotton - Why You Should Lose Sleep On It
You probably won’t find yourself feeding on GE cotton anytime soon. Still, that isn’t enough reason to ignore the incident. Genetically engineered cotton is just one crop among many genetically engineered plants. And if one genetically engineered crop can figure in an incident such as this, then imagine if you are going to be exposed to more GMOs?
And the problem is, maybe you already are exposed to the GMOs. Maybe you just don’t know it, since the GMO products aren’t labeled as GMOs and can easily be sitting amongst other non-GMO products on the grocery shelves.
That’s why you should be on guard. Don’t let these GMO products get to you without your knowledge. Right now, since the GMO producers and the USDA and FDA are keeping information from you by not labeling GMO products then the only way you can protect yourself is by informing yourself. If you do so, you will be more equipped to keep yourself and your family safe.
So what should you know to keep yourself safe from these genetically engineered food?
1. Know Your Sources
By knowing where you get your food, you are assured that you’re getting non-GMO products.
2. Know Which Food Are Organic
Unlike GMO products which aren’t labeled accordingly, organic products are labeled. You might need to shell out some extra coin but it’s all worth it since it’s your health which you’re keeping safe.
3. Know Which Food Are Non-GMO
Have a list of non-GMO products handy. By doing so, you will be able go to the grocery store and shop in peace. One such list can be downloaded from non-gmoshoppingguide.com
How These GMO Crops Are Turning Out To Be Worse Than Weeds
These GMO Crops are turning up in more and more farms across the country. You might not want them exposing you to the possible health risks that come with eating GMO produce but more and more crops are being planted across the country. In that way, they are like weeds. You don’t want them, but they still continue to grow. Worse, unlike weeds that don’t harm your health or the environment, GMO crops aren’t as environment friendly as the weeds.