By Robin Gentry McGee
Humankind has been modifying food crops since we first left our hunter-gatherer phase and moved into cultivating fixed crops selective breeding made for healthier food. But the modifications of the past that took place through selective breeding are far different from the rapid pace we see from heavily industrialized farming today. Just one of the reasons we decided to create the worlds only organic whole foods feeding tube formula with no genetically engineered (GE) or genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. Heres some fast facts behind GMOs. What type of nutrition do you want for your body?
Whats the difference between a GMO and a GE? We believe in whole ingredients for a better life. Thats why we do not use genetically engineered or modified ingredients.
Whats a GE? TheUSDAscurrent definition of genetic engineering is manipulation of an organisms genes by introducing, eliminating or rearranging specific genes using the methods of modern molecular biology, particularly those techniques referred to as recombinant DNA techniques. We dont think thats a good thing for anybody especially people with weakened systems living on feeding tubes. Learn more about GEs and GMOs.
Some studies are linking allergies to GMOs The relationship between allergies and the insertion of genetic material (sometimes from bacteria and viruses now that doesnt sound good for you!) into Genetically Modified Organisms is still being studied. But tests on animals indicate that it could spike food allergies. Read more from the Organic Consumers Association
Gene Modification is Predictable Talk about rolling the dice with our delicate planet. The Brave New World of science behind gene modification is quite outstanding, and we think its dangerous for our planet, for our health and for our beings. Something to consider from GMO Awareness. Because we dont entirely understand how genes workas evidenced both by the Human Genome Projects findingsas well as the recent discovery of a second string of code inside DNAthe very process of genetic engineeringthe random insertion of a gene into the genomecauses disruptions in many enzymes that perform basic metabolic work. Our goal in creating Liquid Hope was to create an enteral formula that aids the metabolic process. We dont believe in messing with natures code. We just believe in simple, real ingredients.
GMOs may cause environmental risks Did you know that even the USDA is now talking about the environmental risks of GMOs?
What are GMOs? GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. Read more from the Non-GMO Product.
Are GMOs safe? Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. Read more from the Non-GMO Product.
Robin Gentry McGee is the Founder and CEO of Functional Formularies.