Genetically engineered, or GMO, food has never been proven safe, although it’s infiltrated most of the U.S. food supply. GMO crops, particularly corn, soy, and canola, are genetically manipulated to withstand heavy dousings of toxic pesticides. (So much so that those pesticides often wind up inside of the food we eat.) A 2008 Austrian study found GMOs damaged lab animals’ ability to reproduce. The effects grew stronger in the third and fourth generations, possibly indicating that the great-granddaughter of a women who eats GMOs could suffer infertility.
Found in: Most nonorganic processed foods containing corn or soy; nonorganic canola oil
Protect yourself: Eat organic. Get your friends and family to eat organic. It’s that simple.