Monday, April 5, 2010

Genetically Modified Foods = Toxins in every Bite

I heard an interview this week by Jeffrey Smith, author of the bestseller Seeds of Deception, where he explained how genetically modified foods cause health problems and their potential for creating a vast array of unforeseen illnesses. These GM foods pose a real danger to your health and the health of the entire planet! He told of how corruption within the U.S. government, the FDA and the GMO industry has allowed and perpetuated this cover-up.

It all seemed so exciting, back in the 1980's, to design plants that could expand the marvelous Green Revolution that took place in the sixties allowing farmers to gain more production from the same acreage. If plants could be modified to resist further pests and fungi a new age of food abundance would feed the earth's growing population. It looked good on paper so Monsanto and a few smaller companies started juggling genes and soon GM corn, soy and canola seeds were in production. With cursory field testing they went on to push for their acceptance.

Corn chips and soy snacks are quite pervasive. Perhaps you've had some yourself this week? Well, let's see how you feel about buying them again once you realize what you're risking by eating them. In the only human feeding study ever published on genetically modified foods, seven volunteers ate so-called Roundup-Ready soybeans. These are soybeans that have herbicide-resistant genes inserted into them in order to survive being sprayed with massive doses of Roundup herbicide.

In three of the seven volunteers, the gene inserted into the soy transferred into the DNA of their intestinal bacteria, and continued to function long after they stopped eating the GM soy! There were obviously serious medical implications to this finding. However, the GM-friendly UK government, who funded the study, chose not to fund any followup research to see if GM corn - which are engineered to produce an insecticide called BT toxin -- might also transfer and continue to create insecticide inside your intestines.

The way I see it...these kinds of studies are sorely needed, and fast, as over 80% of corn, soy and canola grown in the world are now genetically engineered. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) fobs off any appeal for more research and says everything is safe. Of course, when you see that the Deputy Commissioner of Food Safety is the scum-bag Michael Taylor (ex-Monsanto executive). Jeffrey Smith said in this interview, " Michael Taylor is responsible for probably more food related illness and deaths than anyone in human history for being the one fast tracking GM foods onto your kitchen table." Such an ironic perversion!

What this means is that nearly ALL foods you buy that contain either corn or soy, in any form, will contain GMO unless it's certified organic by the USDA. Other major GM crops are cottonseed and canola oils. Tomatoes and apples are on the list of gene modification. Be aware...that most soft drinks are sweetened with GM High Fructose Corn Syrup so limit your consumption.
NOTE: Jeffery Smith is the executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, whose Campaign for Healthier Eating in America is designed to create the tipping point of consumer rejection of GMOs, forcing them out of the food supply. He's responsible for limiting the further spread of GM crops in the U.S., just like others have successfully done in Europe. Australians should now contact his organization to start their own resistance movement.

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