Are All Biotech Foods GMO?
We want to help educate and inform eating choices as people shift to a more healthy, holistic, healing approach to eating. Naturally, there’s confusion and resistance to modifying plants with technology. The education lies in the history and developments of agriculture. You might have heard of GMOs and now the rise of “lab-grown meats” might sound off-putting.
Any food brands and products that Kanyini promotes are NON GMO and are safe for human consumption.
What about the controversy about companies having tested on animals?
It’s true some companies like Impossible Foods have tested on animals in the development process to refine the ingredients to compete with animal products sold in supermarkets. Others like Beyond Meat have never tested on animals.
Overall, these biotech companies are pioneering a long-run strategy to remove animals from the food chain. Additionally, hearts are in the right place as these businesses scale protein-rich plant foods to international countries as we speak.
As these startups grow, more terms are coined to describe innovative foods : cultured meats, clean meats, plantbased meats, plantbased proteins. These methods of cellular agriculture and biotechnology do not integrate non-native elements into plants – which was the big mistake of GMO Seeds. We urge you to do your own research on GMO foods and why it’s important to avoid them.
To understand why GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are said to be harmful, we need to break down what they are.
Chemical-agriculture giant company Monsanto developed special branded Roundup® soy and corn seeds. Roundup is a weedkiller. These seeds have been genetically-modified in a, what was thought to be a clever way of making a “super seed”, turned out to be a big mistake for human health and our natural resources. With a large marketing budget, misinformation and well-presented funded articles are published everywhere. Read with caution.
Roundup seeds contain an active ingredient called glyphosate. Its job is to kill off invasive plants. It is also a known irritant and cancerous poison to animals and bugs. These Roundup seeds are supposed to be resistant to glyphosate however they create more negative consequences than positive benefits.
When these seeds enter the soil, the chemicals are taken up by plants which poison the pollinators (bees, butterflies, hummingbirds) and surrounding waterways. The known side effects of glyphosate are public yet funded to be dusted under the rug in order to stay in business.
Public information has become widely available as scientists, doctors and cancer victims share their knowledge through media. So much so that Monsanto has recently merged with Bayer, and have rebranded as Bayer to try dodge their negative reputation.
You vote with your dollar
It’s a choice to buy food that is good or bad for health and the planet. It’s a responsibility to not fund companies that poison the food and agriculture supply and ecosystems we depend on. When shopping at supermarkets, note that certified-organic foods are non-GMO.
Talk with farmers at your local market and start a conversation about these topics. Your interest in clean food puts pressure to keep chemicals out of our food.
What do you think? Please share in the comments.
Were you previously aware of the side effects of GMO food?
How important is health and nutrition to you? Do you consider it at every meal?
When purchasing from grocery stores, farmer’s markets, or online, do you prioritize organic and non-gmo food? What stops you from purchasing 100% organic?
Do you think about chemicals in your food when you go out to eat at restaurants or order delivery?
Do you work at a restaurant and know whether the food is GMO?
Do you work for a company that buys or sells GMO foods?