A GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) is an organism created in a laboratory by taking genes from one species and forcing them into an entirely unrelated species—in order to achieve a new trait or characteristic that is not possible in nature.
Take Action!Over 60 countries around the world ban,
restrict, and label GMOs—including the
entire European Union—but not Canada.
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GMO Fact #1Approximately 70% of packaged or
processed foods in the supermarket
contain GMO ingredients.
GMO Fact #2The #1 purpose of genetically engineered
crops is to remain alive when saturated
with pesticides, OR to produce their own
GMO Fact #3The #1 pesticide used on GMO crops is
Monsanto’s “RoundUp.” RoundUp does
NOT break down in the environment—
toxic levels are being detected in our air,
soil, rivers, and groundwater.
GMO Fact #4When GMO crops are saturated with
herbicides and pesticides, weeds and
bugs become resistant, requiring farmers
to use more chemicals—including 2,4-D,
the key ingredient in Agent Orange.
GMO Fact #5Choosing Organic and Non-GMO Certified
products tells food manufacturers what
matters to you and influences their
decisions to purchase and stock more
What's a GMO?
Last year, Health Canada commissioned a study into consumer perceptions of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Health Canada intends to use the findings to more effectively communicate to the public how…