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Saturday, November 2, 2013

GMO's in Your Food Supply

In case you are not aware of the deadly potential for GMO's in your food supply, I am going to post an article here for you to look at. First of all what are GMO's? They are genetically engineered organisms that are engineered by taking one or more genes from one species and FORCING them into the DNA of another species. Sounds sinister doesn't it...well it is...Let's take a look:

Here are some examples:

Cow genes have been inserted into pigs in order to produce pigs with cowhides. Spider genes have been inserted into goats to make goat's milk that has spider web proteins used in making bullet proof vests.

Human genes have been inserted into corn in order to produce a spermicide.

Bottom line is the food you eat isn't the food you used to eat or think you are eating.

Remember that old saying, "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature". God created the heavens and the earth and all that is in them. Remember the "Tree of Life" in the Garden of Eden? Of that tree Adam and Eve could freely eat. It was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that got them into trouble and kicked out of the Garden of Eden. We were NOT meant to genetically engineer food that was healthy for us in the first place. The more we have tampered with it, the more trouble we create for ourselves.


The danger comes from two sources:

Herbicide tolerant crops - designed to withstand lethal does of chemicals which have proven to be a factor in a wide number of chronic diseases.
Pesticide producing crops - designed to produce a toxin INSIDE of the plant itself that when bugs eat the crops (which is what bugs do) their stomach's will EXPLODE. It is called BT toxin and is capable of breaking open human cells and causing the same type of problems in humans as it does in bugs. Consuming BT corn or soy products can cause "Leaky Gut".


Glyphosate—Another Major Culprit in the Rise of Chronic Disease

There’s also another potent toxin associated with genetically engineered foods that is unrelated to the Bt toxin or the genetic alteration itself, and that is glyphosate—the active ingredient in Monsanto’s broad-spectrum herbicide, which is used on both genetically engineered (GE) crops and many conventional crops as well. The contamination appears to be greater in GE crops however, especially in so-called Roundup Ready crops.
For example, in one nutritional analysis,2 GMO corn was found to contain 13 ppm of glyphosate, compared to zero in non-GMO corn. At 13 ppm, GMO corn contains more than 18 times the “safe” level of glyphosate set by the EPA. As mentioned earlier, groundbreaking research published this past June details a newfound mechanism of harm for Roundup, which suggest that glyphosate may actually be the most important factor in the development of a wide variety of chronic diseases.

44,000 Pages of Memoranda Prove FDA Has Lied About GMO Safety

You’ve probably heard that “genetically engineered crops have no impact on the environment” and are “safe to eat.” But did you know that federal departments in charge of food safety in the US and Canada have not actually conducted tests to affirm this alleged “safety”? Since 1992, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has maintained that the agency is unaware of any information showing that GMOs are significantly different from conventional varieties, and so therefore safety studies are unnecessary.
But, as discussed in the film, some 44,000 pages of secret internal memos and other documents forced out by a 1998 lawsuit shows that the FDA has lied about the safety of GMOs since the very beginning... According to Steven Druker, an attorney and executive director of the Alliance for Bio-Integrity who coordinated the lawsuit against the FDA to obtain mandatory safety testing and labeling of gene-spliced foods:3
“As I combed through those 44,000 pages of memoranda and other documents, I was shocked. Because it became clear that the FDA had lied repeatedly since 1992; they claimed that there was an overwhelming consensus within the scientific community that these foods were safe. But the overwhelming consensus within their own scientific staff was exactly opposite. These foods could not be presumed safe.
...What Monsanto and the biotech industry wanted from the FDA was a policy that created the illusion that genetically engineered foods were being diligently regulated but, in fact, impose no burdens at all; [a policy] that in fact had zero regulation. And the FDA has pulled that off masterly.”
How could such a thing happen, you might ask. Well, once you realize that the person in charge of policy at the FDA at the time was a former Monsanto attorney, Michael Taylor, the answer should become fairly easy to recognize. Taylor later became Monsanto’s vice president. And now he’s back at the FDA again as the US Food Safety Czar...

How to Avoid GMOs

There are nine primary GE food crops, the derivatives of which can be found in more than 70 percent of supermarket foods, particularly processed foods. If you want to avoid GMOs, make sure none of the following are on your grocery list or in the foods you buy, unless they are USDA certified organic:
Canola oilHawaiian papayaAlfalfa
Sugar from sugar beetsSome varieties of zucchiniCrookneck squash

Also avoid any product containing aspartame, which is derived from a GE organism, and any milk product that may have rBGH. I recommend consuming only raw, organic milk products you've obtained from a trustworthy local dairy farmer. The Institute for Responsible Technology has put together a helpful Non-GMO Shopping Guide you can download and print. They even have an iPhone app.
Your best bet, of course, is to buy organic whole foods. By buying organic, you will dramatically reduce your exposure to pesticides, hormones and antibiotics, as those are used on nearly all GE crops. Get to know your local farmers. Many are too small to afford official certification, but may still adhere to organic, sustainable practices. The only way to determine how your food is raised is to check them out, meeting the farmer face to face if possible. Yes, it does take time but is worth it if you are really concerned about your family's health.

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