Lourdes Garcia is resolute in her belief that genetically modified foods sickened her two small children.
had allergies, ADHD and the baby had a tumor,” said Garcia, a native of
Brazil who has lived in Chicago for 20 years. “I had to just find out
what the problem was, and that’s when I started doing research”
That research led her to genetically modified organisms or GMOs,
which she believes contributed to her children’s poor health. So she
changed the family’s diet, opting for more organic foods instead. Over
time, her children’s health improved.
“All the health problems
they had no longer exist,” Garcia said of her sons, now 14 and 19. “To
me, food was food, and all the food was good. But I was wrong.”
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