If activists really want to avoid GMOs, everyday life would shut down

| | November 7, 2014

Since 89% of all corn produced in the United States is genetically engineered, if activists were truly committed to their cause, maybe they should strive to live true “GMO-free” lives?

So to the activists—why stop with avoiding GMOs in your diet? Could you stop using the computer and the smart phone that likely has corn by-products in it? Can you stop painting your protest signs with paint that was made from GMO corn or GMO soy? Could you stop applying your cosmetics, using shampoos, driving your cars, and so on? Would you go so far as to refuse to use medicines such as aspirin, penicillin and Mannitol that were made with GMO corn? I think it would be pretty hard to live a GMO-free life, especially if you’re a Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetic, you’ll need that miraculous life-saving GMO insulin to sustain your life on a daily basis.

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GMOs You Didn’t Know Were GMOs

Biotechnology is used in so many areas of our daily lives, not just in the food we eat. Did you know these items were made with some genetic engineering?

  • Cheese – An enzyme needed to make cheese called chymosin is genetically engineered and 90% of cheese produced uses it
  • Bread – Enzyme that enhances rising, strengthen the dough and prolong freshness is made by GE
  • Detergent – Enzymes enhanced through GE to remove protein stains, grease, and starch
  • Diapers – Bacillus microbe ferments corn sugar to lactic acid to create biodegradable polymer
  • Stone washed jeans – Biotech enzyme fades and softens jeans
  • Vitamins B12 & B2 – GE microbe development for fermentation
  • Wine – GE yeast for fermentation

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