Chances are you've heard the term GMO (genetically modified organism) lately. In most cases this is in reference to scientists and major farmers growing plants that have been genetically modified. This is very different from hybrid seeds. Genetically modified seeds are injected with DNA from completely unrelated species. I'm talking animal cells, bacteria, and even viruses.
The reason for this is they can inject an entire crop so that they can simply spray the whole field with a pesticide and it won't kill the crop. Which means the plant soaks up the pesticide and then we get to eat it.[Read more…]