Non-GMO has been a hot topic of legislation over the last few years. Big companies like Monsanto are trying to get consumers to believe that over irradiating our crops and eating food that came from a scientifically engineered seed is “healthy” for our bodies and our world. Here at Susie Q, we will not fall for such absurdities and we do not use GMOs in our tattoo skin care products.
Non-GMO means the seed is a non genetically modified organism. According to the Non-GMO Report website, GMOs (genetically modified organisms) “are novel organisms created in a laboratory using genetic modification/engineering techniques.” These are crops like corn, soy, sunflower, and wheat that once upon a time grew free and lush in our world.
The issue with GMO/GE foods, is that we do not have enough long term studies to know how they will actually affect our health. We do know that GMO/GE foods have “been linked to toxic and allergic reactions, sick, sterile and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ studied in lab animals” (Learn more at http://responsibletechnology.org/gmo-education/).
There are 64 countries (the US is not one of them) that require GMO’s be labeled in food. Others are completely banned from growing inside their country or from being used in their foods. Some will argue that the manipulation of our food sources is an age old practice. Splicing two different kinds of apple trees together to create a new type of apple is not the same as specifically modifying the DNA of a seed (either by removing part of the DNA or adding some in) to create a pest resistant crop.
Skin Care ingredients likely to be GMO:
Organic skin care, natural skin care, gluten-free skin care, vegan skin care…..it seems everywhere you look today there are new buzzwords popping up about natural skin care products. Here at Susie Q, we strive to use all natural, non-GMO, and organic ingredients whenever possible. We want all our products to be clean, beautiful and beneficial. Beneficial to both our bodies and our planet. It is our standpoint that GMO crops affect all of us. Not only do we risk losing the benefits of the plant as nature designed it, but we are also depleting some of our seeds and crops to the point where we are no longer able to produce a non-GMO version.
Our world is full of plastics and man-made chemicals. Big companies will continue to push their chemically altered substances as each sale puts more money in their pockets. As the end consumer, you have the real power because you get to choose where you spend your money. The products you buy today affect the world we will have tomorrow.
If you’ve read this whole post and you still are not wary of GMO, then I guess tattoo aftercare products that are made with non-GMO ingredients won’t matter to you. But to us, our bodies and our environment matter. We have done our best to create high quality, natural tattoo soap and ointment that utilize the best that mother nature has to offer.
We believe that using cold-processed, organic, non-GMO coconut oil as the base in our Ink Salve is the best treatment for your skin and the absolute best way to care for your art. Our Ink Oil is made of non-GMO organic sunflower oil and non-GMO organic jojoba oil. You will see information throughout our website that says “organic” and all-natural. These ingredients were selected not by happenstance. We made deliberate choices to deliver to you the best in tattoo aftercare.