7 Negative Effects of GMO Foods
By Sherry Lynn Seward
What is a GMO? GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms or Genetically Engineered. It is the process of taking genes from one species and forcing them into the genes of another species. The inserted genes come from species, such as bacteria and virus. Why is this being done? It’s to benefit the chemical companies so that they can sell more pesticides. What happens is the plants are injected with foreign genes to allow them to be resistant to Roundup and BT Toxins. Roundup and BT Toxins are poisons! Yet it’s being blasted on all our fruits and vegetables! The chemicals are also destroying our soils and water! The process is unnatural for the plants. A lot of other countries have banned GMO’s because they know its poison! Yet, it’s widely used here in the USA and is in major commodity crops such as corn, soybeans, cottonseed, Canadian grown canola and sugar beets. Also, 70-80% of all boxed and packaged foods are made from GMO’s!
Several animal studies show Serious Health Risks associated with GMO foods including:
Faulty Insulin Regulation
Major Changes in Organs
Major Changes in the gastrointestinal system
Causing major Allergies to GMO and non-GMO foods
You may be wondering why the FDA has allowed this harmful process to be part of our food supply. In 1992, The Food and Drug Administration claimed they had no information showing that GMO foods were substantially different from conventionally grown foods. Thus, being safe to eat. However, internal memos made public by a lawsuit reveal that their position was staged by political appointees who were under orders from the White House to promote GMO’s. Also, the person in charge of creating the policy was Michael Taylor, the former Attorney for Monsanto, the largest biotech company. He later became Monsanto’s Vice President. The FDA scientists had warned that GMO food can be unpredictable, have hard to detect side effects, causing allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They used long-term studies but their suggestions and studies were ignored!
So, how can we protect ourselves and our families? First, educate ourselves on GMO foods. Second, read ALL FOOD LABELS and INGREDIENTS before purchasing food items. Please understand that labels such as “All Natural”, “Gluten Free”, and “Organic” mean absolutely NOTHING! It’s a Marketing tactic! We now must read every ingredient listed on the label. A key to remember is if the ingredient is more than 5 to 8 ingredients and contains words you can’t pronounce, leave it on the grocery shelf!
For more information on this subject, please go to http://www.ResponsibleTechnology.org.
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