Are GMOs safe? America is an odd one out on the issue of GMO safety. In more than sixty countries around the world, including Australia, Japan and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs, according to the Non-GMO Project.
There is a growing catalog of environmental and health risks associated with GMOs. Among these are concerns that GMOs are not adequately regulated to ensure safety; increase pesticide use; create serious problems for farmers, including herbicide-tolerant “superweeds,” compromised soil quality and increased disease susceptibility in crops, and are as energy hungry as any other chemically farmed crops.
The ongoing debate over GMOs and GMO labeling will likely continue for some time. In the meanwhile, you’ve got to eat! Here are four tips for how to navigate the GMO issue.
Non-GMO Apple Pie Energy Bars
Please note that all ingredients are Non-GMO Project Verified and/or organic. Look for verified products by brand or category on the Non-GMO Project’s shopping list.
1½ cups walnuts
1 cup dried apples
1 cup dates
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon ginger
⅛ teaspoon salt