Try as they might, the United States FDA will have an impossible time convincing the public about GMO safety. In fact, no matter how much everybody – even those that do not work with the FDA – try and paint a good portrait of using genetic engineering in agriculture, there will still be a good part of the consumer population that will doubt the safety of GMO. And that can be traced to one main reason.
And that reason is that the United States government doesn’t require GMO producers to label their products, informing the consumers in the process. Instead, unlabeled GMO products are placed on display on grocery stores.
How then will everyone believe that genetically modified food are safe to eat? The government’s disinterest in requiring the labeling of GMO products, should be a major cause of concern to everybody. And that, indeed, is what’s happening. The government’s decision is making a lot of consumers to wonder if there is a reason they don’t want the consumers to find out that a particular product is GMO.
Experts Are Wary About Genetic Engineering Dangers
Consumers aren’t the only ones concerned about probable genetic engineering dangers. Even some experts are still concerned about the GMO health risks that could result from eating genetically engineered food. That’s why they are suggesting the stringent testing of all genetically engineered food. They are also concerned about the possible side-effects of eating genetically engineered food for a prolonged duration of time.
How To Protect Your Loved Ones From The Dangers Of Genetic Engineering
With all these talk, studies and reports regarding the possible dangers of genetic engineering and since the government never told GMO producers to label their products, you will have to protect your loved ones from the possible dangers of GMO yourself.
Doing so, will require you to take some precautions since you can’t immediately tell whether a particular product being sold in the grocery store is GMO or not. Of course, it will require a bit of work, but it will all be worth it since you will be protecting not only yourself but your loved ones as well.
1. Know Your Sources
Get to know where you get your produce from. Doing so will help you find out how the particular products were grown, made, or produced. And if you befriend your source, you might just get some good discounts in the process as well.
2. Buy From Farmers Markets
Buying from farmers markets will help you meet with the farmers and in the process determine whether the product is naturally grown or genetically modified. Buying from farmers markets can also help out the ‘little farmers’.
3. Buy Organic
As a stark contrast to the unlabeled GMO products, organic products are easily spotted even when placed beside similar products. Buy organic and get two birds with one stone. One, you get to be safe from GMOs. Second, you help the organic growers in the process.
The FDA won’t be able to really convince everybody that GMOs are safe. That’s why you should put your guard up and take care what food you serve on your plate.