This might sound unbelievable, so brace yourselves. When I first found out about this, I didn’t believe it, nor did I want to. I was in a state of shock; so I began my own investigation. After being told that 76% of all food found in the grocery store contains genetically modified organisms, the first thing I did was go to the store to read the labels. That’s what anyone would do, right? If you want to know how much fat or sugar is in the product, the first reaction anyone would partake would be to check the label and it should break it down for you. However, in this situation, there was no label, no stickers, no signs that showed what products were genetically modified or contained genetically modified organisms. This meant, that if the information I was told were true, then no one would know what they are really eating. Wouldn’t that concern you?
I left the store more confused and concerned than when I entered. This was the first time I was not confident in my purchase. I honestly felt some type of way. Does this mean the information I was told was not true? Surely if it wasn’t on the label that would mean it simply isn’t in the product. Nevertheless, since I am so nosey at times, I went home and pulled up my laptop, and started researching. To my surprise, it is legal not to require labeling of food, and if you’re surprised by that, think of how I felt to find out that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) are in 76% of our food. If you’re confused by what this means, it means that the majority of our food, what we digest in our body, isn’t really food. It’s artificial.
Why is this legal to not require us to know what is real and what is fake? Isn’t it my choice to decide what I want in my body? Apparently not.
I’m just saying.
By Jerel A. Ballard