On November 5, schools in these five locales kicked off the initiative by celebrating "GMO Awareness Day," providing educational materials to students and their parents that explain how GMOs have never been properly safety tested, and how they've been linked to causing allergies, infertility, and cancer, among other health conditions.
GMO Awareness Day at Minneapolis Public Schools sparks positive reactions
According to a recent press release, an array of non-GMO foods was served at the multi-site event, and educators were present to raise awareness about the differences between transgenic crops and hybridized or selectively-bred crops. The former, which contain an unnatural mishmash of genes and DNA from unrelated species and bacteria, are typically used to produce oils and sweetening agents for processed foods, many of which are served at public schools nationwide.
"GMO Awareness Day sparked a lot of good conversations," stated Bertrand Weber, Director of Culinary and Nutrition Services at the Minneapolis Public Schools. "We also received a lot of positive messages, both from inside and outside our district."
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