Let’s play Sesame Street.
Get your theme music going: "Which of these things is not like the other? Which of these things just doesn’t belong?"
Now look at this photo:
Tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash, red and white onions.
Which one might be genetically modified?
Do you know?
Would you know which questions to ask at the Farmer’s Market? And does it even matter?
My post at Green Your Way this week is all about my learning process in the category of genetic modification, also known as "GMO" (for genetically modified organisms):
I try to be informed about what I am and am not informed about. A lot of people at Farmer’s Markets are asking the question, “Are these GMO?”
I hate to judge, and I’m honestly so happy that genetic modification is finally becoming a known term in our culture (and has some bad press to boot), but sometimes I think that they are just using a buzz word that they barely understand.
If someone knew much about genetic modification at all beyond, “I hear that ‘GMOs’ are bad!” they would have seen the list of genetically modified food currently produced in America:
Read the rest right here and please join the conversation in the comments too!
I also have a special coupon for Orawellness this month – use KS10 for 10% off Bass toothbrushes and brushing blend (also GMO-free, woo hoo!). If you haven’t a clue what those are, don’t worry – I didn’t either until we learned to brush our teeth like adults.
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