What is GMO? According to World Health Organization "Genetically modified (GM) foods are foods derived from organisms whose genetic material (DNA) has been modified in a way that does not occur naturally, e.g. through the introduction of a gene from a different organism." Most of these foods have been linked to health problems, weight gain, organ issues, and diseases.
Tracy's Tip: Top 5 GMO Foods To Avoid
On top of this food being a huge estrogen disruptor, almost all soybeans have been genetically modified to be resistant to RoundUp (a common herbicide).
Half farms in the U.S. use GMO Monsanto seeds that are given to livestock and humans.
3. Canola Oil
Canola comes from rapeseed oil. This oil is the highest chemically altered oil in the U.S. It also has been shown to raise your metabolism.
This popular product has been linked to many health concerns. The highest concern is cotton oil that is used to make margarine.
According to research 1/5 of dairy cows in the U.S. have been given growth hormones.
How to eliminate your exposure?
Make sure to buy USDA Organic or Local Farms that are chemical free. You can just ask the farmer you are buying from what they put on their foods and in their soil.
Other GMO's to watch out for: Sugar, Aspartame, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, and Papaya.
(Resource: Nongmoproject.org, eatlocalgrown.com)