I'm really late in posting my blog today because, like every other morning, I start out reading my emails and was shocked to read an article that was sent to me. It's subject was GMO foods. Now, I know what GMO foods are, (genetically modified organisms---which means, this is not from nature, it's man-made), and I try to diligently avoid them, but I had no idea what a wide spread problem this has become and how "the powers that be" keep this information hidden. I literally have just spent 5 hours reading reports, articles, journals, etc., on GMO foods and the ramifications it's causing to our health...especially our children's health as they are growing and developing into adults. I can honestly say I am sick to have discovered what goes on in regards to the United States' food supply. I will try and summarize what I've learned about GMOs...I will try to keep it short...I could go on and on about this because GMO foods are so detrimental to our health.
So, what exactly does GMO mean? Scientists take a gene from one plant and splice it into another...it is common in corn, soy, cottonseed, and tomatoes. The reason for this is to make the plants disease-resistant, and to keep insects off the plants. The scientists produce a plant that will grow it's own "pesticide" so farmers don't have the spray their fields. The seeds are known as genetically modified seeds which is what the majority of farmers now use..it's more economical.
The problem is this...scientific researchers have proven repeatedly that eating these foods produced with GMO ingredients lead to all different kinds of cancer, birth defects, reproductive problems, digestive issues, allergies, asthma, ADHD, and autism, just to name a few. Without going into the science of all this, GMOs are extremely harmful to our health!! The most disheartening situation in all this is...this information is suppressed and or the studies being done are funded by the same people connected with the manufacturing of the GMO ingredients. What I discovered was the results of the studies are always favorable to the people supplying the money....REALLY?? The bottom line is this....the health of the American people comes in second to the amount of money being made. Period. The big corporations making these GMO products know full well the harmful effects their products have on the American people....but, they do nothing to stop this...as a matter of fact, the information is suppressed.
Governments around the world have banned GMO ingredients...such as Europe and Asia. They know how harmful GMOs are to our health, hence, they are absolutely banned from their food supply. In the United States, GMOs are in 80% of our corn supply, soybeans, tomatoes and cottonseed. This means GMOs are found in every bite of processed food we eat!! Read that sentence again....Read the ingredient list on processed foods, always some sort of corn product, usually high fructose corn syrup, soybean oil, etc., all GMO ingredients.
This information is just one more reason we need to get rid of all the processed foods we eat. Cookies, pastries, donuts, packaged "food" such as Kraft macaroni and cheese, canned raviolis, spaghetti o's and all the other GARBAGE we are feeding ourselves and our families....it is so harmful to our health. I know organic food is pricey, but, anything that is labeled 100% organic, has absolutely NO GMO ingredients in it. NONE. Government is not allowing GMO products to be labeled as such...why?....because they are afraid people will not purchase it....REALLY??? So, therefore, by the powers that be, there is no such labeling allowed.....The US will not even allow labeling...other countries have BANNED it completely!
However, I have found an app called the True Food Shopper's Guide that will help you to avoid genetically engineered (GE) foods. The guide will give you information on common GE ingredients, brands to look for and tips you need to know. The app is free!! I will continue to do my research on this whole subject and come back with more information to share with you. One website I found is The Food Revolution Network by John and Ocean Robbins...excellent information with links to many other great sources. When you have time, check it out, it's time well spent.
If anyone has any insight on this subject, please email me...Knowledge is Power.
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