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Say No To GMOs!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Did you know you are eating genetically modified organisms?

Most processed foods that contain corn, soy, or canola contain genetically modified organisms (GMO or GM)! These GMOs have never been proven safe for humans to eat. Basically, seeds have been genetically engineered to have pesticides built right inside them. Forget about washing them off! They are engineered so that if a bug eats the product its stomach will split open and die immediately. Supposedly this should not effect humans. But this toxin, bt toxin, glyphosate, is now found in human blood and in fetuses! That's right, it can be passed on to your unborn child.

GMOs can cause birth defects. Studies done on frog and chicken embryos showed malformations affecting the skull, face, midline and developing brain, and the spinal cord. Other studies have found endocrine disruption, DNA damage, developmental toxicity, neurotoxity, reproductive toxicity, and cancer! Reproductive failure is another recurring theme in independent research.

GM foods:

Soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, sugar from sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, some varieties of zucchini, and crookneck squash.

Common GM derivatives:

High fructose corn syrup and soy lecithin.

Other common food ingredients that are GM:

Milk containing rbGH, Rennet used to make hard cheeses, and Aspartame (NutraSweet)

Seven things you should do immediately:

1. Avoid using glyphosate-containing weed killers on your lawn and garden.
2. Buy organic foods to avoid both genetically modified crops and agricultural chemicals like glyphosate.
3. Print out and use the Non-GMO Shopping Guide. http://www.nongmoshoppingguide
4. Educate your friends and family.
5. If you live in California, get involved in the California Ballot Initiative, which will require mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods and food ingredients.
6. Make a donation to the Institute for Responsible Technology. https://org2.democracyinaction
7. Talk to organic producers and stores and ask them to actively support the California ballot.

Please see the article, Perhaps the World's Most Overlooked Poison, by Dr. Mercola.

Here are a few other articles on the subject of GMOs from today:

Five short videos from Jeffrey Smith provide sharable introduction to GMOs for your friends who need to know

Learn more:

Biotech's dirty tricks exposed in new documentary: 'Scientists Under Attack'

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Celebrate GMO Awareness Week by supporting California labeling initiative, educating friends and family about dangers of frankenfoods

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