3. GMO Products
GMOs are genetically modified products, which are created by inserting DNA from another species. They do this in order to enhance the desired traits of a product. For example, tomatoes are modified to increase shelf life and resistance to pests and some protein genes are added to zucchini to protect against viruses. The research links GMOs to cancer, liver and kidney damage and severe hormonal disruption. Though there are still debates on this topic.
Unfortunately, there is no requirement to state that the product is GMO on food labels in Canada and US. So one of the best strategies would be buy organic foods and meats from grass-fed animals. You can also look for labels such as NON-GMO or GMO-free products.
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