Recently I watched the documentary film GMO OMG, which was enlightening to say the least. I was shocked to learn the penetration of GMO and genetically modified foods in the American diet. To be honest, I am not sure what the state is GMO and GE in Guatemala, but I believe it is much less if none in some cases.
Anyhow, I have decided to share with you different aspects of the organic farm Caoba, located a few blocks south from the main square. We start this #GoOrganic series with a look at the free run hens at Caoba farm where one can get free run eggs.
What are the benefits of Free Run eggs? Free Run eggs are produced by hens that run free in an open concept barn that has a variety of nests and perches. They are not housed in cages. Free Range hens have the same freedoms and they also have access to roam outdoors. Free Run eggs are produced by hens that run free in an open concept barn that has a variety of nests and perches. They are not housed in cages. They are able to socialize and move about the barn without restriction so they can express natural behaviours. [source: Sparks Egg Farm]
Here are a couple of frequently asked questions and answers from the GMO OMG film website:
What is a GMO?
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Genetic modification involves the mutation, insertion, or deletion of genes. Genetically engineered crops are crops that are altered with inserted genetic material to exhibit a desired trait.
How can I avoid GMOs?
Until there are mandatory GMO labeling laws in place, the only way you can avoid eating GMOs is to eat food labeled as organic and/or food that is labeled as “Non-GMO”. Organic food prohibits the use of genetically modified ingredients in its production, and “non GMO” means that that product, although it may not be organic, does not include genetically modified ingredients.
Read all the frequently asked questions and the answers at GMO OMG film website.
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