Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are created when a gene from one species is transferred to another, creating something that would not be found in nature.
A large percentage of domestic crops (up to 85% of soybean yields) have DNA that was tweaked in a lab, yet it is nearly impossible to know which food items contain these genetically engineered ingredients. Thankfully new mobile phone apps are making it a bit easier for the consumer to know what we are eating, but this is not enough.
GMOs are bad for your body, bad for the community, bad for farmers and bad for the environment.
We encourage you to review these video's and literature and get the word out about this potentially catastrophic problem.
Featherless chickens, to anyone who loves their chickens, doesn't seem like an improvement. When I saw a picture of the strange red-skinned bald bird, I was compelled to do an internet search to learn more.
An article in New Scientist brought insight, "'The new chicken would be lower in calories, faster-growing, environmentally friendly, and more likely to survive in warmer conditions,' claims Avigdor Cahaner, the creator of the featherless chicken."
Everything the chickens eat, we eat when we eat the chickens. In other words: consumers of factory farmed chickens partake of the same hormones, drugs, antibiotics, GMOs and carcinogens fed to the chickens. These birds are also fed caffeine to keep them awake and arsenic to calm them down.
As of this writing, 14 flocks were tested by an accredited laboratory in Portland, Oregon. The flocks ranged freely on pasture, were housed in moveable pens so that they could be moved to fresh pasture daily and were released on that pasture to freely graze. Organic chickens are given no GMO feeds. The test results show organic pastured eggs are 4 to 6 times richer in vitamin D. They also contain:
• 1/3 less cholesterol
• 1/4 less saturated fat
• 2/3 more vitamin A
• 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
• 3 times more vitamin E
• 7 times more beta carotene