While the scientific jury might still be technically out on GMOs, there remains a very good incentive to buy organic, and even better yet, to grow your own if possible. It’s summed up in this picture right here… a demonstration of the absorption of a leaf of lettuce:
I stipulate “best to grow your own” because organic does not mean pesticide free. Organic farming only requires that the pesticide be “naturally-derived” and break down into nontoxic substances. That said, personally, I think I’d still rather be possibly exposed to an organic pesticide than eat something engineered so as to be liberally dosed with Round-up it’s entire life.
Either way, you want to be sure of what’s in something? The only solution is to control it yourself. And this holds true from the garden all the way to the plate.