GMO Crops

All About GMO Crops and How They’re Cultivated

In today’s world, it’s safe to say that what’s important is not how much we eat, but what we eat.

Most people focus on eating less, but what’s important is eating better.

With fad diets and ‘miracle weight loss’ programs becoming popular, it’s easy to forget that the journey to a healthier, happier lifestyle is 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise.

Unfortunately, most consumers are unaware of the type of products they are led into buying. These products are marketed as ‘safe and healthy’ but, in reality, are laden with chemicals and GMOs.

› What are GMOs?

The abbreviation ‘GMOs’ stands for ‘Genetically Modified Organisms’. Crops that are cultivated in GMO farms are ones that are genetically modified, produced by mixing the genes of different plants together. These crops are synthetic and sometimes have over 100 pesticides used on them.

Several countries have banned the use of GMOs. Some of these have restricted imports that are genetically modified. But in Europe, GMOs are still a major concern in some countries.

In the U.K., GMO crops are not commercially cultivated. However, according to a report published by the Library of Congress, the U.K. imports GMO products. However, on the bright side, GMO products need to be labelled before they are exported into the country.

› How GMO Crops are Cultivated

After Gregor Mendel’s research on trait inheritance of peas became famous in 1900, many techniques were developed to improve crop cultivation. Some of these techniques were developed to protect crops from diseases and insects.

Over time, cross-pollination between crops became widely accepted. GMO crops are cultivated by mixing the DNAs of two different plants. This is done either through a gene gun or agrobacterium tumefaciens.

Agrobacterium tumefaciens is a process through which it transfers the genes of different plants into one plant, resulting in crown gall disease. However, scientists have developed techniques to remove the disease and transfer the genes.

› Why Choose Organic Products?

GMOAccording to a study published by the University of Newcastle, organic products contain 60 percent more antioxidants than GMO-based products. The British Journal of Nutrition also published a study that showed that organic products contain little to no toxic metals, unlike their conventional counterparts.

By adding organically-produced products into your diet, you can lead a healthier, happier and stress-free life.

At Organic Passion, we work to make sure our clients are healthier, happier, and free of illnesses. We aim to make organic products available across the U.K. If you are looking for chlorella powder, acai berries, bee pollen granules, or spirulina, feel free to browse through our products!

 

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