As I’ve touched on before, there is a lot of information on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) out there. A lot of it? Is false. A lot of it instills fear in people, especially to parents who just want what is best for their children. There is one particular blogger out there, whom I will not be linking to or naming, that has given her tens of thousands of Twitter followers a lot of misinformation regarding GMOs. I’m not here to start a war of words or a debate with this blogger, this is why she will remain nameless. I’m also certain there are more bloggers out there than just her in the anti-GMO movement. We are all allowed to have our opinions on our blogs and on our social media feeds…but when you are spreading rumors and false information on GMOs that is not supported by science and evidence-based research, it tends to instill fear instead of facts, and have people jump on the bandwagon.
You know what? I don’t blame you if you feel that way. If you’ve heard that GMOs are “poison” and “toxic”, that’s mostly what’s being spread about them. I would like to be a positive voice for GMOs. I’m not here to sell them to you. These will not be sponsored posts. It doesn’t matter to me if you don’t support GMOs, I just hope that this will inform you and that if you don’t choose to buy products and food with GMOs, that you will understand the science behind it and not intimidate others without the truth.
In order to compose my blog post, I would like your help. I will be doing my own research and interviewing experts in this field. I also need to know where to research by your questions. What have you heard about GMOs? What questions do you have? Are you wondering what you’ve heard is true? Is it fact or fiction? The truth or a myth?
Please ask your questions in the comments below and they will be answered. My husband has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree in crop sciences. This is his “baby” and he’s very passionate about it. With information from him and our #WestCdnAg friends on Twitter, we have the resources to answer your questions truthfully and honestly.
*Note: at this time I would like to disclose that I aim for this to be a positive, respectful discussion. If you have disrespectful and hurtful things to say about me, my family, or this blog, I will block you from commenting. I’m really aiming for this to be an open platform to discuss the myths and truths about GMO’s because there is way too much false info out there. I cannot control what other people right, so please be respectful and you will get the same courtesy.
*Update* I closed the comments on this post, as a lot of your comments and questions, I simply cannot answer. I’m not an expert in this field, and this was merely a call for questions. I recommend you reach out to the person you had a question for if you wish. Thanks for your understanding.