5 Oct 2011
Thanks to Beanitos and The Non-GMO Project, there’s a whole lot of people who now understand the truth about GMO’s and why we all need to rally against them. On Sunday, October 2 2011 the Rally for Real Food took over the steps of Austin’s Capital and put on an event in support on Non-GMO based foods.
Do you know what GMO’s are, what they do, or if you’re injesting them in the foods that you eat? Well, I’m a healthy guy who takes pride in feeling like he’s pretty up on the nutrition scene and all that….but I have to be honest. I didn’t know, until the Rally for Real Food that is.
Okay, so what are GMO’s anyway? Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) are organisms that have been created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology. This relatively new science mixes DNA from varying species, creating combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. GMO’s are bred to withstand direct application to herbicides and/or to produce an incesticide. Producers and advocates of this new technology will tell you that GMO’s are safe, nutritious, and beneficial to us all. But I tend to agree with the organizers of this event and the scientists who have other things to say about GMO’s:
“A large and growing body of scientific research and on-the-ground experience indicate that GMO’s fail to live up to these claims. Instead, GM crops can be toxic, allergenic or less nutritious than their natural counterparts.” This is just one of the warnings and negative aspects of this technology. You have a right to know more about GMO’s and if I’ve piqued your interest and concern…have a read through the information at www.nongmoproject.org and www.rallyforrealfood.com.
It’s no surprise that Attune Foods was a part of this progressive thinking movement, and my Family and I were happy to get the chance to mingle with the crowd and promote what Attune has to offer.
What about you? Will you Rally for Real Food?
Darryl Kotyk is a cyclist, resident of the ATX and writer of Loving the Bike. Thanks Darryl for representing Attune Foods in your hometown and for such an important cause. Connect with Darryl at @lovingthebike?