We have all heard the term GMO, and lately, it has been popping up in the news and online more than ever.
GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms that have been created in a laboratory through genetic engineering. By splicing together the DNA from different species of fruits and vegetables, scientists are creating new strands of organisms that are resistant to pests, bigger, and cheaper to produce. While this all sounds honky-dory, we need to look at the bigger picture. Genetic Engineering is a relatively new science. We are unsure what impact these laboratory created foods will have on our health in the long run.
In 30 other countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions and bans on the production of GMOs, because they have not been proven safe. Why, then, has the US approved commercial production of them for US foods?
So, how present are GMOs in the US. As of a 2009 study, 80% of packaged foods found in an average grocery store in the US and Canada contain Genetically Modified Organisms.
Now the responsibility is up to you. At Rollin’ Oats, we make it our promise to give our customers the best possible food at the best possible prices. That means NO GMOs, NO Hydrogenated Oils, NO High Fructose Corn Syrup, NO Artificial Colors, Flavors, or Sweeteners.
By law, certified organic products must be made using Non-GMO ingredients. Rollin’ Oats is proud to carry products by many companies participating in the Non-GMO project! Brand’s ranging from Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss to Eden Organic Foods are proud participants of the Non-GMO campaign. Follow this link for a list of participating products.
Look for the Organic Seal and the visit The Non-GMO Project online for more information.
Today’s recipe features our Organic Produce at it’s finest!
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