What do natural seeds, Ireland, Greenpeace,Health Freedon USA, the rest of this list and many more reputable organizations, authors, and foundations have in common?
They all say NO TO GMOs.
They all say NO to Monsanto.
Today I want to share with you the obvious, the horrendous, the unbelievable. The corporate agenda of greed, control and disregard for the humans on this planet.
I attended a dietetics convention and visited the Monsanto exhibit. I asked the RD if she understood the impact that Monsanto was having on the world’s farmers. Monsanto bought all the seed companies and was now forcing farmers to buy seeds, their seeds, every year. “we are feeding the world” was the reply.
Tell that to the farmer in Canada that was sued by Monsanto for harvesting seeds to sell. Tell that to the farmer in Africa who was turned in by his neighbor for saving seeds from a previous crop. That farmer was paid by Monsanto with a leather jacket.
GMO = A Genetically Modified Organism is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques that involves the insertion or deletion of genes.
GM crops on the market incorporate essentially just two “traits”
- herbicide tolerance and/or insect resistance. They are used for animal feed, biofuels, or highly processed food products in rich countries.
Most commercial GM crops are grown by Brazil, Argentina and the US.
The real beneficiaries of the GM system are biotech
companies which profit from patents, expensive GM seeds,
and increased pesticide sales. Poor farmers in contrast are
squeezed by escalating costs.
There is a smattering of the economic impact that GMOs have on the global farming community.
Let’s take a look at the political scene:
A key component of the U.S./Monsanto plan to dominate world agriculture with genetically modified seeds is the absence of labeling of genetically engineered foods.
- the Food & Drug Administration (FDA,
- the. Department of Agriculture (USDA),
- and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) — have ruled that genetically- modified foods deserve an exception: they can be sold without being labeled “genetically modified.”
Here’s where CODEX Alimentarius enters the scene.
With the help of the present and past 5 presidencies, Codex Alimentarius, which sets standards for the international trade of food, permits genetically modified foods and makes no effort to limit, control or eliminate them. In fact, the US has been trying for years to prevent the labeling of GM foods and seed in international trade to emulate its domestic policy which I just spoke of.
What impact does this biotechnology have on human health?
Did you know… since 1996 Americans have been eating genetically modified (GM) ingredients in most processed foods.
Did you know… GM plants, such as soybean, corn, cottonseed, and canola, and sugar beets have had foreign genes forced into their DNA which have never been in the human food supply. Then consider the increased amounts of herbacides that are used because the weeds become tolerant…that is ingested with the plant.
Did you know… The American Academy of Environmental Medicine asked physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods.
Here’s where Greenpeace involvement enters.
The data for a study that revealed liver problems in rats as well as reproductive problems was only obtained after a successful court case in France in which Greenpeace led initiative sued to gain access to the data presented to the European Commission that resulted in its subsequent approval. ? The credibility of the current authorization system for GMO products is in serious question.
Here’s another piece of information, maybe best left out for the squeamish. Check out Morgellons Disease. Unknown etiology, over 2000 cases currently. Some suspect the fibrous material that erupts from the skin after causing excruciating itching and crawling feeling is actually a result of the ingestion of GM foods. Why?
No one could figure it out until biochemist Vitaly Citovsky discovered that the fibers contain a substance called “Agrobacterium,” which, according to New Scientist, is “used commercially to produce genetically-modified plants.” Could GM plants be “causing a new human disease?”
What’s a person to do?
Go to http://salsa.democracyinaction.org to tell your senators and congress people that you want CHOICE for Health Freedom.
GMOs do not meet the Precautionary Principle because they are administratively, not scientifically, deemed to be equivalent to unmodified organisms while excellent science substantiates that they pose special high level dangers for consumers, farmers and the environment.
JOIN THE CAMPAIGN TO BAN GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FOOD
Shop GMO free. follow the four quidelines:
1. Buy Organic
2. Look for No GMO labels
3. Avoid At-risk ingredients including corn, soybeans, canola, cottonseed
4. Buy Products listed in the shopping guide at http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com and www.MuscleRepairShop.com for more tips and info about “Fueling Up” with First Choices for Organic foods. Read “Organic Smorganic”