Why are GMO’s bad for us?
The biggest downfall of our food system is foods grown with GMO’s. What are GMO’s? Genetically Modified Crops or biotech crops. These are plants used in agriculture in which the DNA has been modified using genetic engineering techniques. In most cases, the aim is to enhance the growth and efficiency of food conversion, to increase resistance of species to pathogens and parasites and to increase tolerance of the environmental variables such as temperature. But many anti-GMO folks argue there have not been enough studies into the potential health risks of this new class of crop. Well, now it appears that even if those studies are completed and they end up revealing severe adverse health effects related to the consumption of genetically modified foods, the courts will have no ability to stop the spread of the seeds and the crops they bear.
The problem with this is the seeds are infused with PCB’s so that when the bugs eat the leaves of the crops they die. Unfortunately, PCB’s are not safe for human consumption. A new series of tests by the Alliance for Natural Health has revealed popular breakfast foods including eggs, bagels whole wheat bread and coffee creamers include alarming levels of a widely used agricultural herbicide glyphosate. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup (yes the stuff you use to kill your weeds) developed by Monsanto and was first released in 1974.
The “Monsanto Protection Act” effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of controversial genetically modified (aka GMO) or genetically engineered (GE) seeds, no matter what health issues may arise concerning GMOs in the future. The advent of genetically modified seeds driven by the massive Monsanto Company and their exploding use in farms across America came on fast and has proved a huge boom for Monsanto’s profits.
By mixing genes from unrelated species, genetic engineering unleashes a host of unpredictable side effects. Moreover, irrespective of the type of genes that are inserted, the very process of creating a GM plant can result in massive collateral damage that produces new toxins, allergens, carcinogens, and nutritional deficiencies.
So please support your local organic farms. Local farm markets are becoming more popular and through your dollars spent on organic produce, we are voting with our dollars.
Send a message to the government that we do care about what we eat and our health and the health of our future generation. We would like organic crops to be more available and cheaper than genetically modified organism foods.
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The video below is Dr. Chen from Sunrider explaining more about GMO’s!