Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s)

What is a GMO? A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMO’s are also known as “transgenic” organisms. This process may be called either Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM); they are […]

What do Chocolate Bunnies (Harvested by Slaves) have to do with Easter?

First of all, unless the chocolate specifies fair trade or slavery free it is being harvested by children in West Africa. These children are duped away from their families and into thinking they are getting a “fair” job that will provide income for their families. As soon as they arrive their papers are removed and they are presented with a sum of money to pay for travel that they will never be able to pay back. They are then required to […]