Thursday, October 3, 2013
October is GMO Awareness Month!!
We Are Making A Difference
Genetically Modified Organisms have been around for years. It has only been in the last 3 years that Americans are starting to take notice and ask more about it. In many countries GMO’s have been banned from being grown and require that all foods containing GMO ingredients be listed in the label. Why has America not jumped on to this concept? It all comes down to money and companies. I think it would be very beneficial to have GMO ingredients listed on labels to consumers can make a conscience decision if they wish to purchase that product, but since major companies in the USA would loss profits, they have kept this from happening. It relies on the individual to educate themselves and become aware what all is in their food.
I am happy to say that over the last year the word has gotten out about GMOs and the foods that use GMO seeds. Over the last year more companies have taken the pledge to be GMO free, part of the nonGMO project. Thank you! Because of the Monsanto, one of the largest GMO seed producers has seen a decrease in profits. While there is a decrease it sickens me how much money they have made on the dangerous seed production. You can read the full article here. This is a victory for nonGMO supporters, a small victory, but victory none the less.
The Biotech companies say that GMOs will feed the world but this has not been shown to be true. “Experts and independent studies confirm that current GMOs are not a viable way to fee the growing population, do not increase yields, do not reduce herbicide use, and have not been proven safe”. (Institute for Responsible Technology) I think Brazil would disagree. See a recent article 10/1/2013 about how GMO BT seeds killed off the one insect that kept these caterpillars in check that are now over produced and eating up food creating money and food loses in the billions! Read full article here.
You might be thinking you will just avoid soybeans, corn, sugar beets, canola, cottonseed, among other produce being modified, but can you? There are over 90 ingredients that use these GMO products and you will find it hard to not be included in your processed foods. You can download the nonGMO Shopping Guide and see the many ingredient names along with nonGMO companies you can trust and support. Shopping Guide Download
See Jeffrey Smith and Dr. Stephanie Seneff explaining how GMO and Roundup (Glyphosate) are hurting your health.
"The herbicide sprayed on most of the world’s genetically engineered crops—and gets soaked into the food portion—is now linked to “autism … gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis and Crohn’s disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, cachexia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS, among others.”~~Institute for Reliable Technology