Locally grown, organic food is safer and abundant
By Joan Elliott
Many of the products sold by farmers’ market vendors are organically grown.
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - With all the hubbub about the food chain, organic vs. non-organic, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, GMO in our food supply and much more, many people just don’t know what it is all about. So what is a GMO? And how does it affect you and the foods you choose?
Genetically Modified Organism is a living “thing” (plant, animal or otherwise) that has had its genetic structure altered. The alteration can be one or many things, such as increased yield (more or bigger product), reduced size (miniature), bug resistant, disease resistant, pesticide and/or herbicide resistant, and many other options. The question is, by altering the organism genetically, is it still the same?