The choice of what to feed our families is growing. There are health claims for everything from natural to organic to non-GMO food labels. With so much information out there, it’s difficult to separate the facts and from fiction.
The truth is many labels you see on food packaging reference how the food was grown. They don’t indicate safety or nutritional value. For example, according to a study by Stanford University, there is no nutritional difference between organic and conventionally-grown foods. Also GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, have been grown for more than 20 years without a single instance of harming an animal or person.
South Dakota soybean farm families want you to know organic and conventional growing methods and GMO seeds are equally safe. Hungry for Truth supports choice and the ability for parents to select the best foods to feed their families based on facts, not fear. Here’s a story from one mom who uncovered the science behind food and nutrition and decided she didn’t need to spend extra money on organic foods.
We encourage you to dig deeper into the safety behind GMO foods and the similarities between organic and conventional farming. Let us know if you have questions in the comments below!
Hungry for Truth is an initiative about food and farming funded by the South Dakota soybean checkoff. The goal is to connect South Dakotans with the farmers who grow and raise their food.