What’s the big deal about GMOs, and why are they bad?
They are in the news more and more. Â What are GMOs?
GMOs are genetically modified organisms. Â Scientists working in laboratories are splicing the genes ofÂ vegetable seedlings with poisonous pesticides and herbicidesÂ so the plants are inherently protected from the insects and worms that might damage them.Â The majority of products Americans eat daily contain some form of GMO soy, corn, canola (rapeseed) oil or cotton seed oil. Research shows that consuming the popular herbicide/pesticideÂ RoundupÂ leads to theÂ mutation of cellsÂ in the human body, in turn fueling the development of malignant tumors and other various forms of cancer. Â That’s why GMOs are bad.
As the plants grow, they already contain genes from toxic concoctions. Some countries are cautious and GMOs knowing there areÂ not enough studies on the long term effectsÂ from this bio-engineering Â and are even boycotting American exports of major vegetables, dairy, and meat products for this specific reason, including Germany.
Consider this: What if over half of all the food being sold in grocery stores contained pesticides that you couldn’t taste or smell, withÂ no warnings on the labels, and then you got cancer from eating them after ten years? Or, what if a pregnant mother could get her baby vaccinated in the womb with an insecticide, so that no insects would ever bite the child after it was born? Would anyone be crazy enough to do it, especially if it was FDA approved?
More than 85% of all corn, soy and canola oil are GMO
GMOs are bad because eating GMO food is like eating poison
GMO vegetables and all of their by-products are not labeled as GMO in the United States.Â Currently, 93% of soy, canola and cottonseed oil, 86% of corn, 95% of sugar beets, 13% of squash, and rice is on the cutting board now. As much as 77% of the world’s soy is GMOÂ also. Think for a moment about all of the popular products that have some kind of processed soy or corn in them; it would take an entire book to list them all. GM potatoes and tomatoes have been taken off the market.
To appreciate the size of this healthÂ and environmental disaster, one should understand the 96% rule. For the first time ever, science has created models that combine the clinical and genetic similarities of rodents, great apes and humans for determining the odds of acquiring cancer.
A comparison of genetic blueprints with that of the human genome shows that our closest living relatives share 96% of our DNA (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3586573.stm). Before now, scientists had hypothesized that it was only about 35%. The FDA and CDC quite often denounce research regarding popular cancer causing foods, additives, and artificial sweeteners because tests are only run on rats and mice, but not humans. Now we know we are affected by toxins, just like the other animals.
More bad news about GMOs
To pour salt in the wound, GMO pesticides not onlyÂ kill most of the nutrients in foods,Â
What’s the cure? Eat only organic foodÂ from local farmers markets and health-food grocery stores. And if you say it’s more expensive, you’re wrong. Surgery and chemotherapy for stomach, kidney and colon cancer far exceed the price of non-GMO foods, drinks, candy and gum (and that’s with health insurance). Also, let your voice be heard about GMO labeling.
The best news: Â Trader Joes has issued a statement that all Trader Joe’s private label products contain NO GMOs. Â None! I have always loved Trader Joes, but when I heard this, my love deepened even more!
Source for this article: Â http://www.naturalnews.com/034209_GMOs_questions.html
Â What are your thoughts about GMOs?
Email: Penny Mueller