Saturday, November 29, 2014

Am I Eating GMO's? PART ONE

Are you eating GMO's? I'm not talking about Grandpa's Organic Oreo's. I'm talking about the food that makes up more then half of Americas supermarkets. This is food that has been genetically altered. Its DNA has literally been tapped into and changed by man. The reasoning for producing GMO's is hid behind statements like "We will be able to provide more food to stop world hunger", yea okay. Do you notice that most lies come as if they are so good and helpful for us? We have to become comfortable with an idea to accept a lie and to do that we need to be programmed to think its helping, doing good, or its comforting. Here is an example from history, Agent orange or herbicide orange was used in the Vietnam War to destroy an enemies food crops. How evil is that?? Seriously. Okay back to to my topic. The same chemicals used in agent orange are now used to spray our genetically modified crops. But the EPA(environmental protection agency) says its fine to use. So do we trust the same government that used these chemicals to hurt people because they say its safe now?? NO!  I'm paraphrasing so much because I could say more but I hope your understanding the basics. This is the first part of, I'm not sure how many posts, so stay tuned in!

 So what is a GMO? A GMO is a genetically modified organism. We are particularly talking about GM foods, which means genetically modified foods. Wikipedia says this "Genetic modification involves the mutation, insertion, or deleton of genes....physically inserting the extra DNA into the nucleus of the intended host with a very small syringe" and "Genetically modified foods (or GM foods) are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering.

In simpler terms, a scientist takes a gene from an apple and inserts this gene into a salmons DNA. Why do they do this? Companies like the GMA, Grocery Manufacturers Association says this is safe and it will help yield larger crops. Do you see how comforting that is? Always investigate comfort...LOL They say that GM foods are helping and will help, yet the evidence is opposite. America is sicker then ever, we now have super bugs, and we are having massive crop problems. The comforting words of "It's safe" have basically keep us from fighting this long enough, but now we are speaking up. 

So are you eating genetically modified food? Most likely you are, and so am I. WHY? Because its not required to be labeled and right now there's a huge battle and petition going on in numerous states for it to be labeled. And guess who is fighting it? GMA, Grocery Manufacturers Association. Read more here Dr. Mercola, Grocery Manufacturers Association 

If you eat soy, cotton, canola, corn, sugar beets, Hawaiian papaya, alfalfa, and squash(zucchini and yellow) you are most likely eating GM Foods. Are you asking why didn't I know this?? I did too. Many of these items appear as added ingredients in a large amount of the foods we eat. Now is a great time to investigate what you just read. Go to your pantry and read the ingredient list. Sometimes we can't tell if these ingredients are in a product because there are more then one name for them. 

I will be posting part 2 soon! Stay posted. If you have any questions or topics you'd like covered please share and let me know! I will do my best. Check out my blog for good recipes and non-gmo foods. I have pictures that show food products with the label non-gmo. 

Here's a great link for more info Non-GMO Project

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