The Pros and Cons of GMOs

In the latest episode of the Taste of Harmons Podcast, Dietitian Sarah Kiel joins our hosts Chef Lesli Sommerdorf and Brandon Young. Sarah and our hosts discuss produce hybrids and genetically modified varieties of our food. The somewhat controversial subject of GMOs has many pros and cons to it. The practice involves altering the DNA of a plant to improve or change its properties. We’re fortunate to have Sarah’s knowledge as she breaks the details down for us. 

GMOs basically come two ways: genetically engineered and genetically modified. An example of genetically engineered produce is seedless watermelon. An example of genetically modified produce would be corn that is altered to resist insects or tolerate herbicides. 

Harmons Produce Partners

Most of the GMOs grown in the United States have uses other than human consumption, specifically animal feed. But Sarah gives us a great list of genetically modified produce and how it affects us nutritionally and otherwise. 

GMO Resources

Sarah Kiel, RDN, CD

Sarah aims to make healthy living easy and accessible for Harmons customers. Providing individual and specialized nutritional services geared at achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Sarah’s goal is to help Harmons shoppers recognize 

that shopping for and cooking healthy food can actually be fun. Sarah received a bachelor degree in dietetics from Indiana University. After a move to Utah and a visit to Harmons, she immediately knew that she wanted to be a part of the Dietitians Choice Program. And when’s she’s not helping Harmons customers discover their own health and wellness, you can find her discovering her own by mountain biking, running, hiking, or cooking.

This is Sarah’s third time as a TOH Podcast guest. We encourage you to tune in and listen to all the important facts she has to share with us. 

Her other podcast episodes include:

Isolation Health Tips with Dietitian Sarah

Eating for Exercise: Fuel Your Fitness

You can view all of our podcast episodes here. 

At Harmons, we’re lucky to have incredibly talented artists at each store, and we’re sure you’ve seen their amazing chalk art as you wander throughout every location. We’re excited to be able to feature some of their work as the featured art on our podcast blog. This art is the work of Ryann Meyers, the artist at our Mountain View location.