Everyone from the bodybuilder at your local gym to the IT guys at work all want the same answer these days: What’s actually in my food? To some extent, the food industry is listening. Transparency campaigns from fast food tycoons, a change in the way products display nutrition facts, and a decision to ban trans fats are just some of the changes that have taken place. Up next: genetically modified organisms (GMOs) — or plants, animals, or organisms manipulated in a lab. Last week, the esteemed New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) called for more research, labeling, and caution when it comes to these science-fiction sounding products.
But what are GMOs — and do you need to worry about them? Here, 8 things every guy should know about the food you’re putting in your mouth.