What are GMO's & genetically engineered ingredients?

Robyn O'Brien, Author of The Unhealthy Truth, explains what GMOs and genetically engineered ingredients are and how the United States has taken a different approach with them than every other devolped country
What Are GMOs And Genetically Engineered Ingredients?
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What are GMO's & genetically engineered ingredients?

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What are genetically-engineered foods? Well, they are these new foods that were introduced into our food supply in the 1990's. They're brand new. They've never been used before, and because of these new characteristics and these new traits, they're actually patented by the US Patent and Trademark Office. In the United States, however, when they were introduced, they were never labeled, and countries around the world decided that this new technology, which really allows these chemical companies to engineer the seeds that our foods are grown from so that these crops can withstand increasing doses of their chemicals. Most countries around the world said, "Hey this is brand new. This has no long-term safety study, and we're going to label these things." But here in the United States, we took a different approach, and we introduced these foods into our food supply in the 1990's without labels.

Robyn O'Brien, Author of The Unhealthy Truth, explains what GMOs and genetically engineered ingredients are and how the United States has taken a different approach with them than every other devolped country

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Robyn O'Brien

Author, The Unhealthy Truth

Robyn O'Brien is recognized by Teri Hatcher, Kourtney Kardashian, Kristen Bell and moms around the world.  She has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by The New York Times and has been named by SHAPE Magazine as a “Women To Shape the World”, by Forbes Woman as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter,” and by The Discovery Channel as one of its 15 Top Visionaries. She is a former food industry analyst, author, mother of four and the founder of AllergyKids Foundation. Robyn graduated as the top woman in her class from business school before working as a financial analyst that covered the food industry. She is regarded as an expert on children’s health policy.  She has appeared on CNN, The Dr Oz show, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNBC's Kudlow Report, Fox News and the Ricki Lake Show and has appeared in several documentary films, including Food Patriots, Unacceptable Levels, Genetic Roulette.  

Robyn’s work has been recognized by individuals such as Yoko Ono, Robert Kennedy Jr., Ted Turner and Prince Charles. She is the founder of the visionary organization allergykidsfoundation.org which is focused on restoring the integrity of the food supply and the health of children, the author of The Unhealthy Truth (Random House 2010) and her work is seen in Food, Inc. filmmaker Robert Kenner’s 2012 video, Labels Matter, and in Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.

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