In Case You Missed It: Genetically Modified Foods

Are genetically engineered foods safe? Dr. Oz leads an investigation to find out. See how you can protect your family’s health.

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Genetically Modified Foods

Are genetically engineered foods safe? Dr. Oz investigates and explores both sides of this heated debate. Here are the facts you need to know.

  • GMO means genetically modified organism.
  • These foods are a new species because the DNA has been fundamentally altered.
  • Possible Pros:
    • Cheaper food supply
    • Possibility of creating disease-fighting foods
    • May improve the lives of farmers
    • Decreased use of pesticides
  • Possible Cons:
    • Endocrine disruptors
    • Organ damage
    • Decreased fertility
    • Increased allergies
    • More pesticide resistance
    • Ability to farm in unfavorable climates
  • 80% of all packaged foods contain GMO ingredients.

Shopping for Non-GMO Foods

  • Learn to decode labels. Click here for more information on how to shop for non-GMOs. 
  • The 4 foods you should buy organic are:
    • Peanut butter
    • Cereal
    • Ketchup
    • Frozen meals