GMOs: Food for Thought

Hello Readers! While this is not a regular blog post, it is actually a new weekly feature that will appear on my blog. To keep connections strong within the ag community, I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite links to other blogs, videos, and news articles about current issues in agriculture.

This week, I chose to focus on the controversial GMO: Genetically Modified Organism. You may not realize it, but you likely consume genetically modified products every day. Below, click on any of the links to learn about this fascinating component of modern day grain farming.

As of February 13, 2015, the USDA has approved genetically modified apples to be grown and sold in the U.S. Read more about this brand new legislature: 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/first-genetically-modified-apple-approved-for-sale-in-u-s-1423863994

Jimmy Kimmel makes people squirm when simply asked to identify what the acronym GMO stands for:

 http://findourcommonground.com/2015/01/guess-gmos-safe/

“Q&A: the Lowdown on GMOs with a Family Farmer”:

http://randomrationality.com/2013/03/22/qa-the-lowdown-on-gmo-with-a-family-farmer/

The Peterson Farm Brothers explain GMOs in a simple, straightforward manner:

 https://petersonfarmblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/greg-peterson-advocate-for-truth-gmos/

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