GMO – Our Chemical Diet

Fox News and FDA paid to hide evidence of contaminated retail foods by Monsanto – “False news is not against the law.”

I was disappointed by the citizens of California last month when Prop 37, mandatory labeling of GMO products (our right to know what we are eating), was voted down. I’m not going to write a thesis on genetically modified foods, contaminated water, and toxic baby bottles, because most of us who care about our health are already clued in, but here’s a little blurb for those who haven’t looked into it yet.

Although GMO techniques and products have not always been harmful, such as the age-old tradition of grafting two different organic plant species together to form a hybrid species (splicing and bonding stems without any chemical introduction); the majority of GMO techniques since 1994 are proving to be toxic and detrimental to both plant species and human health.

Basically here is the deal with current GMO and food packaging –

We are killing ourselves and future generations by eating GMO foods. Also, toxins from plastic containers are leaking into our diet and appear to be causing birth defects. Our government is paid by companies like Monsanto to have the right to put poison disguised as health food on store shelves, and the majority of people don’t even seem to care that the wool is being pulled over our eyes.

GMO labeling is mandatory throughout Europe and other parts of the world. Since the USA is run by corporations, such as Monsanto, we have been mislead into believing that labeling our food with GMO tags will increase prices, which it won’t.

We Americans need to protest our government as a whole, in order to take back our democracy from corporate strongholds, not only retain the right to know what we are eating, but also to thrive as the America our ancestors built and fought for. We can begin by setting a precedent by exposing Monsanto, and work the rest of the power elite from there.

Standing-up to the fact that our government is getting paid by businesses producing genetically modified foods without giving citizens the right to know where it came from has to be a violation. Corporations and government officials that are in bed together need to be held accountable for health issues related to toxic foods.

If you have tried to blackball Monsanto and all genetically modified foods from your diet, you have probably found that it’s nearly impossible. When you order a pizza from a restaurant the server probably doesn’t know where the tomato’s in the sauce came from, where the lettuce in your salad was grown, or what variety of apple’s were used to make the pie.

Seems that the only way to be sure we are eating organic these days is to eat animals that we hunt in the wild (as long as they grazed pastures that were not around GMO agriculture or lived downstream from GMO farms), and grow our own produce from seeds we have researched were not derived from the Monsanto corporation.

For the health of our families and our government, we need to do everyone a favor and shop exclusively at our local farmers markets and the restaurants that support them (make sure the growers and business owners are organic non-GMO). It may cost more to shop there now, but we will save money in the long run by preventing costly medical bills after the chemicals catch up with us.

It’s a joke, we need to stop whoring ourselves out for discounted foods at the expense of our well-being, and while we are at it, take back our government.

If you want to learn all about GMO and our food supply, check out these books.

Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating

This explosive exposé reveals what the biotech industry doesn’t want you to know—how industry manipulation and political collusion, not sound science, allow dangerous genetically engineered food into your daily diet. Company research is rigged, alarming evidence of health dangers is covered up, and intense political pressure applied.

Safe Food: The Politics of Food Safety (California Studies in Food and Culture)

Marion Nestle, author of the critically acclaimed Food Politics, argues that ensuring safe food involves more than washing hands or cooking food to higher temperatures. It involves politics. When it comes to food safety, billions of dollars are at stake, and industry, government, and consumers collide over issues of values, economics, and political power–and not always in the public interest. Although the debates may appear to be about science, Nestle maintains that they really are about control: Who decides when a food is safe?

Genetically Modified Foods: Debating Biotechnology (Contemporary Issues Series)

This lively collection of authoritative articles encompasses the many points of contention in the debate about genetically modified foods. The editors set the context by organising the essays to deal first with the history and the science of genetically modified foods. The next section focuses on the morality of modifying organisms for human use. What factors should be considered in making value judgements about this technology? Succeeding sections include articles discussing religious attitudes toward genetically modified food, legal issues involving patenting and environmental damage, risk assessment, and possible environmental threats and benefits. Complete with a glossary and suggestions for further reading, this outstanding collection of recently published and brand new articles serves as a comprehensive introduction and a very useful reference work to an important technology with world-wide social consequences.

Check out Food, Inc. if you would like to watch a well made movie about the controversial food industry.

Food, Inc. lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the
livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment. Food, Inc. reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it’s produced and who we have become as a nation.

In GMO Myths and Truths, the authors attempt to cross this divide by taking a science-based, heavily referenced approach to dealing with claims for the benefits of GM foods.

On the basis of this research, they argue that a large body of scientific and other authoritative evidence demonstrates that most claims for benefits of GM foods are not true. On the contrary, they say, the evidence presented in their report indicates that GM crops:

-Are laboratory-made, using technology that is totally different from natural breeding methods, and pose different risks from non-GM crops.
– Can be toxic, allergenic or less nutritious than their natural counterparts.
– Are not adequately regulated to ensure safety.
– Do not increase yield potential.
– Do not reduce pesticide use but increase it.
– Create serious problems for farmers, including herbicide-tolerant “superweeds”, compromised soil quality, and increased disease susceptibility in crops.
– Have mixed economic effects.
– Harm soil quality, disrupt ecosystems, and reduce biodiversity.
– Do not offer effective solutions to climate change.
– Are as energy-hungry as any other chemically-farmed crops.
– Cannot solve the problem of world hunger but distract from its real causes – poverty, lack of access to food and, increasingly, lack of access to land to grow it on.

Get more activist information at Occupy-Monsanto.com.

Next time you hear or read about a anti-GMO campaign or protest, jump on the bandwagon. After all, we are what we eat.


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