Avoid GMOs

October 4, 2012 by  
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Avoid GMOs


There are many reasons to avoid GMOs—and among them is the shocking new study released on September 19, 2012, that says long-term eating of genetically modified (GM) corn and its weed killer leads to tumors, damaged kidneys and livers, and early death in rats.


Add that to the fact that in the only feeding study done on humans, it showed that GMOs survive inside the stomach of people who eat genetically modified (GM) food. That may not shock you, but the implications of it may. The transfer of the GM transgenes to gut bacteria may create long-term exposure to GMOs, since the foreign protein may continue to be produced inside of us.


Additionally, past studies in animals ingesting GMOs indicate potentially pre-cancerous cell growth; damage to immune systems and virtually every organ studied in lab animals; smaller brains, livers, and testicles; partial shrinking or increased density of the liver; unusually shaped cell nuclei and other anomalies as well as false pregnancies and increased death rates.


Those are among the various reasons why the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) says that “GM foods pose a serious health risk.” They’ve called for a moratorium on GM food as well as long-term testing and labeling of GM food so that people will be aware of GM food dangers.


Truth be told, GMOs and GM foods pose dozens of health risks. Just ask foremost authority on GMOs, Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, who, in his comprehensive book, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, says there are at least 65 health risks associated with GMOs.


Among those are broadly categorized areas he discusses, such as the transfer of genes to gut bacteria—mentioned earlier—internal organs or viruses, that GM crops may increase environmental toxins and bioaccumulate toxins in the food chain, and that gene insertion disrupts DNA and can create unpredictable health problems. What’s more is that the health risks from GMOs are even greater for newborns and children.


Smith says, “World renowned biologist Pushpa M. Bhargava says that after reviewing more than 600 scientific journals, he concludes that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a major contributor to the sharply deteriorating health of Americans.”


Additionally, Smith cites that the genes inserted into GM soy, for instance, can transfer into the bacteria living inside us, and that the toxic insecticide by GM corn was found in the blood of pregnant women and their unborn children. Likewise, GMOs have lasting contamination power as well as require increased herbicide use to grow due to their design and resulting “superweeds,” while also harming the environment. GMOs also don’t increase yields. Neither do they offer a solution for feeding a hungry world—while organic farming does.


By avoiding GMOs, you can actively force them out of our food supply.

In the meantime, avoid GMOs at all costs.


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