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Genetically modified foods

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Think Genetically Modified (GMO) Foods are Safe?  Think again…

Studies have linked genetically modified foods to a host of different  problems including allergy, cancers, infertility, bowel dysfunction, immune dysfunction, environmental trauma, and death.  Author Jeffrey Smith is an expert on the topic.  His book, Seeds of Deception, discusses the science behind the catastrophic detriments of genetically modified foods to human health and the environment.

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Dr. Peter Osborne, Diplomate with the American Clinical Board of NutritionDr. Osborne’s Comment

Folks, this is some scary stuff!  If you need any more reasons to buy or grow organic foods this is it.

Genetically modified foods are common place in your local grocery store.  The most common genetically modified foods include:

  • Corn
  • Soy
  • Canola
  • Cottonseed (oil)

Items commonly made from these oils include maltodextrin, high fructose corn syrup, soy lecithin, and modified food starch.  These items are found in thousands of packaged food items including  chocolate, cereals, ketchup, mayonnaise, packaged gravy and salad dressings, soft drinks, canned fruits, and more.  As a matter of fact, 75% of all packaged foods have some form of GMO ingredient.   Common GMO foods include:

  • Nutrasweet (aspartame)
  • Zucchini or crook neck squash
  • Papaya
  • Milk that contains rbGH
  • Rennet (a genetically modified enzyme used to make hard cheeses)

The problem with GMO foods is that they have been shown to be allergenic, carcinogenic (cancer causing), and toxic.  Studies in lab animals have shown the following:

  • When given the choice, animals avoided GMO foods for real food
  • Animals developed lung damage, cancer, kidney disease, liver disease, and more after eating GMO foods.

Many GMO foods are made by taking viral DNA and incorporating it into the DNA of the plant.

Studies have shown that the healthy, friendly bacteria in your gut can take the DNA from the genetically modified foods.

What Can We Do?

Buy organic foods.  Organic foods cannot be genetically modified.  Support your local farmers markets.  Help educate others.  Spread the word to them.  Share this article.  The market is supply and demand.  Demand organic foods, ban GMO foods and the food manufacturers will respond.

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