You know, I find it surprising that there are many today that believe that GE foods are causing no harm. How they believe that is a mystery to me. I’m over 50, and I’ve been here long enough to measure what I see today against things of the past. We are, as a nation, sicker than we ever have been. How sick are you?
Yes, there are genetic, and environmental reasons for some of what we see. But I believe that the greater percentage of the disease and sickness we see prevailing today is due to one common denominator. Genetically Engineered or Genetically Modified Organisms that’s in our food.
How sick are you???
It’s a two-fold question. How sick are you in body, your health??? And, how sick and tired are you of what’s going on with our food???
When Monsanto forced genes from bacteria, viruses, animals, and humans into the DNA of a food crop, something new and hideous was going to result. The desire to create cheaper food (as they say) has led to this practice of modifying and cloning, and they didn’t even consider the effects it would have on human health.
Check out this excerpt:
In an open letter “from world scientists to all governments concerning genetically modified organisms” it was expressed that “GM crops offer no benefits to farmers or consumers. Instead, many problems have been identified, including yield drag, increased herbicide use, erratic performance, and poor economic returns to farmers. GM crops also intensify corporate monopoly on food, which is driving family farmers to destitution, and preventing the essential shift to sustainable agriculture that can guarantee food security and health around the world.”
The letter states: “We urge the US Congress to reject GM crops as both hazardous and contrary to the interest of family farmers; and to support research and development of sustainable agricultural methods that can truly benefit family farmers all over the world. We, the undersigned scientists, call for the immediate suspension of all environmental releases of GM crops and products, both commercially and in open field trials, for at least 5 years; for patents on living processes, organisms, seeds, cell lines and genes to be revoked and banned; and for a comprehensive public inquiry into the future of agriculture and food security for all.” – See more at: http://www.occupycorporatism.com/study-gmo-crop-monopoly-causing-heart-disease-diabetes/#sthash.Q9XzRSLT.dpuf
Now, let’s see here. We have the scientific community standing and expressing their concern about these Genetically Engineered or GM crops, and they, the scientists, are calling for the rejection of GM crops. Their concern is, one for the farmer (as it should be, they are suffering in this, but, that’s a whole new blog); and secondly, they are concerned with its effects on the environment and the safety of humans and animals.
I’m concerned too! Are you???
People, there is cause for concern. These crops receive widespread application of herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers and other toxic chemicals. None of these are suited for human consumption. According to Charles Benbook, chief scientist, at the Organic Center in Oregon, using data from the USDA, “there has been an estimated increase in the use of pesticides for GMO crops of about 400 million pounds over the first 16 years of its commercial use.”
Read any pesticide label. You will find toxic substances that are known to have chronic health effects that can occur years after just minimal exposure. And we’re eating it!! Come on–this is not rocket science! Pesticides are in our food, in our water; they’re in the air we breathe. Not only are we being poisoned with the pesticides, add to that, an increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria.
There is evidence surfacing everyday to support the fact that our exposure to pesticides causes chronic health problems.
Here’s a good example. I’m sure everybody today has come in contact with a child that has ADHD, you know, it’s the fancy name for–“I can’t sit still”or “I can’t pay attention.” Back in the day, my Grandma called it something else.Well– anyway; we all know one or two children that suffer with it. I have a few grandkids that suffer from ADHD. It appears to be on the rise. Guess what? Yep! You guessed it, pesticides in the food:
“…in May 2010, scientists from the University of Montreal and Harvard University released a study that found that exposure to pesticide residues on vegetables and fruit may double a child’s risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a condition that can cause inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity in children. ” http://www.toxicsaction.org/problems-and-solutions/pesticides
Now, you just read that there is a risk found from residues found on the fruits and vegetables. Now add to that, pesticides and herbicides found in the DNA of the fruits and vegetables. We and our children don’t stand a chance. And rather than change their diet, we give them toxic pharmaceuticals. How sick are you???
“Remnants “of pesticides have been found in the bloodstream of sufferers of certain types of cancer. The Facts About Organic Foods Having More Vitamins and Minerals Protects You From Chronic Disease claims that “women with breast cancer are five to nine times more likely to have pesticide residues in their blood than those who do not. The apparent link between hormone dependent cancers, such as those of the breast and prostate, may be via endocrine disrupting chemicals such as 2,4D and Atrazine (both herbicides).” http://www.havahart.com/advice/animal-repelling/living-organic/why-organic-living/chemical-pesticides-effects
GMO and Disease
Residue in my boobs is not a happy thought. 😦 But it isn’t just pesticide residue we should be concerned about. Did you know that it’s said that 1 in 3 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime? Would you be surprised to know that in their little rat tests, exposing them to glyphosate in their food supply, the female rats developed massive tumors in their mammary glands?
Coincidence? I think not.
Endocrine disruption, what is it, what has that to do with GMO and disease? I’m glad you asked. 🙂 The endocrine system if made up glands throughout the body. They are your pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, the pancreas, and the ovaries or testicles.They secrete hormones into the bloodstream that affect many body functions like growth and development, metabolism (the production of energy), healthy weight, mood, and organ performance. These hormones work in very small doses. The endocrine system is disrupted with low dose exposure over a prolonged period of time with hormonally active chemicals like Glyphosate, the main chemical in Roundup.
Consider this point:
“Endocrine disruptors can lead to failure in all systems in the body that are controlled by hormones. Imbalances and malfunctions of the endocrine system can lead to diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis, Cushing’s syndrome, hypo- and hyperthyroidism, infertility, birth defects, erectile dysfunction, cancer (breast, prostate, liver, brain, thyroid, non-Hodgkin’s (lymphoma), sexual development problems, neurological disorders (learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia) among others. Endocrine disruptors are especially damaging to growth in fetuses, babies and children.” http://www.examiner.com/article/data-trends-show-correlation-between-increase-organ-disease-and-gmos
I think that covers all the diseases we see prevailing in our country today. Monsanto’s glyphosate use is causing diseases in our organs. The increase of these diseases seem to be on track with the introduction of GE crops and the liberal use of glyphosate.
Check out these incidence rates against the amount of glyphosate used on GE crops soy and corn. Please remember these rates are up to 2010:
I find these charts to be quite convincing evidence that glyphosate applied to the GE soy and corn has a direct correlation to the sickness in America. In each graph you can see that as the application increased so did the incidence and number of people who have the diseases. I’m not saying that this is the only cause, because we are bombarded with a vast array of chemicals that we come in contact with on a daily basis. However, this correlation is not just coincidence.
Contrary to popular belief, there are many scientific studies on glyphosate and the other chemicals in Roundup (we haven’t even talked about those yet), that prove their toxic effect to human cells. Here’s a short list, just to name a few:
In 2004, Marc et al. reported that glyphosate-based pesticides cause cell-cycle dysfunction that leads to development of cancer.
In 2009 Gasnier et al. published an article in the journal Toxicology citing evidence that glyphosate-based (G-based) herbicides are endocrine disruptors in human cells. They reported toxic effects to liver cells “at 5 ppm [parts per million], and the first endocrine disrupting actions at 0.5 ppm, which is 800 times lower than the level authorized in some food or feed (400 ppm, US EPA, 1998). … In conclusion, according to these data and the literature, G-based herbicides present DNA damages … on human cells.”
In 2012 Koller et al. reported that glyphosate and its formulation (Roundup) is toxic to cells, particularly organ cells, and exhibits DNA-damaging properties “after short exposure to concentrations that correspond to a 450-fold dilution of spraying used in agriculture.”http://www.examiner.com/article/data-trends-show-correlation-between-increase-organ-disease-and-gmos 9
As I stated earlier, we live in a chemical bubble, coming in contact with myriads of these poisons everyday. BPA, in our plastics, dioxins, from pesticides and herbicides; chlorine, fluoride, food preservatives, BHT, BHA; food additives, how about the old MSG-mono-sodium glutamate. and aspartame (a known carcinogenic); food coloring, Red #40, a nasty carmine beetle making your food and drink red; just to name a few.
But I still feel that Monsanto, GMO foods, and glyphosate, took it to a whole new level.
We are eating this poison everyday. The colon, our food processor, is being damaged by this. Our slow death is being processed right along with this poisonous food.
You really are what you eat. Please think on these things I’ve said, and the evidences shown. Change is inevitable, why not make it a change for the better. And yes, I know, change is hard. But I say, when something is hard, work hard at it. We can eat better, cleaner, safer, with a little change. Wake up and pay attention, these Big Agricultural players care nothing about us. They will keep doing what they’re doing until we, the people, united, stand up and say, STOP!!! No More GMO!!! That is my mission….
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