Before we discuss diet-free eating, it is important to review the latest information on “genetically modified organisms” (GMOs). These organisms have been introduced into our food supply. Over the past few years, there has been an increase in disorders that are believed to be GMO-related. These are
- gastro-intestinal disorders,
- mental disorders,
- weight gain,
- and others.
Before genetically engineered foods were introduced into our food system, FDA scientists warned that genetically engineered foods could create allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems. However, the person in charge of policy at the FDA, Monsanto’s former attorney and later their VP and chief lobbyist, ignored the scientists and allowed GMOs onto the market without a single required safety study. Safety studies funded by biotech companies are widely criticized as rigged to cover up problems. When independent scientists discovered problems, they are typically attacked, threatened or fired.
A review of animal studies by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine showed that GM food is linked to infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, organ damage, and gastrointestinal problems. Many physicians now advise patients to stop eating GMOs and millions of Americans are actively avoiding them. Both consumers and doctors are reporting dramatic recoveries from a variety of symptoms.
These same types of problems that get better in humans are those that also get better in livestock and pets that are switched to non-GMO foods. And these are the same problems afflicting lab animals fed GMOs, such as gastrointestinal disorders, and organ damage. These health problems are on the rise in the US population since GMO’s were introduced in 1996. It doesn’t appear to be a coincidence.
GMOs are “genetically modified organisms,” where genes are taken from one species, like bacteria or viruses, and forced into the DNA of other species, like soybeans and corn plants. Irrespective of what particular gene you insert, the very process of creating a GMO results in massive unintended damage in parts of the plant, which can increase toxins, allergens, and carcinogens.
Go to www.NonGMOShoppingGuide.com, to learn how to avoid the 9 GMO food crops and their derivatives.
The 9 GMO crops include
- sugar beets,
- Hawaiian and Chinese papaya
- and a small amount of zucchini and yellow squash.
These GMOs need to be avoided. Since GMOs offer no consumer benefit, if even a small percentage of shoppers avoid GMO brands, we can create a tipping point of consumer rejection to force them out of the market. This already happened in Europe, and we believe the US tipping point is already underway. However, more support is needed.
Many species of livestock and wild animals, by the way, avoid GMOS when given a choice. What is it that they know, that we need to find out?
For the Rest of the Story with more information on how you can protect yourself and learn what products are safe, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a free report on GMOs.
Oregon now has a new Measure 92 on the November 2014 ballot labeling GMO products.