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GMO- The Generational Poison

Craig-Morrison

Genetically Modified Organisms, the process of inserting the genes from viruses and bacteria and other genetic material from animals into the DNA of other species, like soybeans and corn; to create a herbicide and insect resistant food product; is really some scary science. What’s even scarier is that it wasn’t even a well thought out plan. No pre-market testing;  it was just slammed into the food supply, with, I might add, the approval of the FDA and USDA.

BN-AC244_montag_DV_20131022152756Genetic Engineering exposes crops to chemicals and radiation, and switches off selected genes, silencing them. The process of genetic engineering actually modifies the genetic code and re-programs it to become something new; even sounds dangerous. In GM plants, a new protein was spawned that was designed to kill insects trying to eat them or to make them tolerant of the herbicide Glyphosate, found in Monsanto’s Roundup. Sounds great in theory…The effects of course were not predictable.

Or were they??? FDA scientists warned that genetically engineered foods could create allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems. But….they approved them anyway. file0001297229356

  • Lab animals fed GM crops showed damaged organs, higher infant mortality, smaller babies, organ lesions, signs of toxicity, potentially precancerous cell growth, massive tumors, early death, sterility, and birth defects. Investigations link GM feed with livestock sickness and death. And thousands of farm workers that handle GM cotton plants are reporting rashes, itching, and allergic reactions.

Now–where are We? And what about the next generation, our children and grand children??? This industry wants to replace ALL our food with this poisonous stuff!!!80

Right now we are faced with:

  • rising health issues in the US, e.g. multiple chronic illness, food allergy, autism, diabetes
  • American Academy of Environmental Medicine: infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, organ damage, and gastrointestinal problems.

When we and our families consume GMO foods we are ingesting Roundup. Studies now suggest that our gut has become a pesticide factory. The pesticide is on the food and in the food. Because these genes have mutated, either by deletion or by altering the gene expression, they might also produce harmful RNA. (DNA creates RNA, and the RNA creates proteins). Our healthy gut bacteria are also being destroyed by the trans-genes from DNA bacteria inserted into the GM crop.

Our children are eating more corn and corn-based products than we adults do. There’s also GMO soy in infant formula. Can you imagine what’s happening inside their bodies???10300510_444588675656343_4140437450804174673_n

And let’s not forget the GMO fed dairy cows with the added  rbGH for rapid growth. Also, allergies have increased 400%  since the introduction of GE foods into our food supply. Our  future generations are being poisoned right before our eyes.  And often it is the parent that unknowingly contributes to their demise.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine states that GMO foods “pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health and are without benefit.” Read more at http://www.the-open-mind.com/the-dangers-gmos-pose-to-children/#1LLpPJkeSQvlRFVX.99

And if that weren’t enough, they now want to add Agent Orange (2,4 D) to the killer mix. Enlist Duo, is a mixture of 2,4 D and glyphosate. The monster created a bigger monster and now they have to come up with a bigger gun. Even though 35 scientists have urged the EPA not to approve this deadly mix, citing that it would endanger human and environmental health, the approval is close to becoming a reality. deadly duo

Source:http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comments/commentators/2462976/scientists_

On July 23, 2014 Environmental Work Group released this report:

Washington, D.C. – Prominent doctors, scientists and business leaders today urged Congress to pressure the Obama administration to reject an application to market “Enlist Duo,”TM a new toxic herbicide mix of 2,4-D and glyphosate.

“Exposures to herbicides in early life can lead to disease in childhood or disease later on in adult life or even old age,” said Dr. Landrigan, dean for global health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. “Herbicide chemicals can also cross from mother to child during pregnancy and prenatal exposures that occur during the nine months of pregnancy are especially dangerous.”

Physicians are very concerned about exposure to the combination of 2,4-D and glyphosate because of the potential lifelong and irreversible effects on the health of vulnerable populations, including children, pregnant women and farm workers,” said Dr. Thomasson, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Policy decisions should take into account the costs that can result from failure to act on the available data on toxic herbicides.”

GE and the Environment

Roundup Ready grass is in school yards and at home. The horrible disappearance of the honey bees and the monarch butterfly; all pesticide related. There’s air and water and soil contamination. This chart does an excellent job showing the damage to the ecosystem.Env_contamination1.if

  •  Roundup
    • Chelates trace minerals,  “meaning it immobilizes critical micro-nutrients, rendering them unavailable to the plant. As a result, the nutritional efficiency of genetically engineered (GE) plants is profoundly compromised. Micronutrients such as iron, manganese and zinc can be reduced by as much as 80-90 percent in GE plants.” Source: Mercola.com, Dr. Huber Interview
    • Dismantles plant defenses,
    • Destroys beneficial microorganisms
    • Promotes disease-causing pathogens
    • Remains in soil and influences later crops

It is believed that widespread contamination has occurred because there has been a dramatic increase in spraying, because of “Super-weeds.” There would be pesticide “drift”causing cross- contamination into nearby residential areas and ecosystem habitats.

What About the Soil?

Dr. Don Huber is an expert in an area of science that relates to the toxicity of genetically engineered (GE) foods. In an article published by Dr. Joseph Mercola, he states the following:

“…glyphosate can accumulate and persist in the soil for years. Persistence is determined by biological activity, soil PH, clay content, and how firmly its sequestered or absorbed in the soil. This is bad news, because glyphosate not only decimates beneficial microorganisms in the soil essential for proper plant function and high quality nutrition, it also promotes the proliferation of disease-causing pathogens.”

The soil is being irreversibly damaged and an epidemic of herbicide resistant super-weeds is raging. All the beneficial nutrients are gone. Globally, the arable land is to be lost through “degradation’, specifically soil erosion”.earthday_soil

*New research links pesticide exposure to adverse effects 3 generations later. This is surely a systemic problem that has a “domino effect of harm to the ecosystem.”

What do we do? What will be left for future generations? Will the land our children inherit feed them and their children?

The answers to these questions are obvious if we can’t turn this poisonous tide.

The O Shift

Fortunately we are seeing a shift to organic foods as more people are becoming aware. Parents are insisting on non-GMO products. But the battle is far from over. We must continue to reject these poisons masquerading as food. The scientific studies (343 of them) support the fact that organic is a healthier, is-organic-bettermore nutritious alternative to GE foods. Organic market sales have seen a dramatic increase. A big thank you goes to Non-GMO Project Verified for “helping us make informed shopping decisions.”

“The Non-GMO Project is the only organization offering independent verification of testing and GMO controls for products in the U.S. and Canada. Buying products that are verified by our program is the best way to support the sustained availability of non-GMO choices in North America.”

Source:Non-GMO Project.org 

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Say NO everyday to GMO!!! Support your  local permaculture farm and organic  agriculture. Better yet, grow your own. Paul  Gautschi’s film “Back to Eden” teaches  simple organic growing methods that mirror  the provisions given to man in the Garden of  Eden. It’s a must see! Gardening made easy,  and the kids will love seeing where their  food comes from.

“Read labels and avoid the at risk ingredients, such as soy protein isolate, lecithin, high fructose corn syrup, dextrose, maltodextrin, and all corn derivatives, canola and cottonseed oil, etc.”

Our future generations deserve better. We must continue to educate people about GMO’s, make better food choices and invest in sustainability for us and them.

Sharing is caring. Blessings one and all…      IRTbanner120x600

Additional Sources:

PAN’s Pesticide Residue Database, What’s On My Food?

Beyond Pesticides’, Eating with a Conscience guide

Jeffery Smith, Institute of Responsible Technology Speaker’s Notes

Stop!!! in the name of Life, before you kill us all….

in Name of Life....

in Name of Life….

 

Remember the Supreme’s song, “Stop in the Name of Love”? The next verse of the song was,” before you break my heart, think it over….” Well, this title will flow better to that beat. Stop, in the name of Life, before you kill us all…

Anyway, back to the business at hand. Think it over…

We are dying. file0001051260198

Literally, we are dying from one disease or another. And there is cause for alarm. The “Big Food Monster” Monsanto is adding something special in our food. Monsanto is the producer of some of the world’s most dangerous substances–saccharine, PCB’s, DDT, and Agent Orange. Now they are a bio-tech giant, producing the herbicide Roundup. Monsanto first produced “Roundup Ready” glyphosate-tolerant plants using a gene from bacteria found growing near a Roundup factory. “Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, kills growing plants by preventing them from forming three particular aromatic amino acids, tryptophan, phenylalanine, and tyrosine.” http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-01/life-cycle-genetically-modified-seed.

For these Roundup Ready plants, Monsanto cloned a gene from a form of agrobacterium, (the stuff they found growing near their factory), you see, this bug was not affected by the Roundup. They used E.Coli to clone the gene of  that agrobacterium and that made it resistant to  the Roundup. Approximately 90% of our nations soybeans and 70% of our corn has Roundup ready genes. And that’s just one of the bacteria they use, there are more. E.coli, Really?

the dreadful soybean

the dreadful soybean

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Bt toxin is a toxic gene and is used to make pesticide resistant crops i.e., corn and cotton; it causes disease in insects. Its inserted into the seed to serve as a built-in pesticide. This toxin breaks open the stomachs of the insect in order to kill them. It has also been reported to break the walls of human cells. What the heck were they thinking??? Did they really think the disease would stop at the insects???

I know this is getting a little technical, but you gotta know. Farmers can spray, and spray and won’t kill the plant, but us on the other hand….dying, dying, dying from eating this spray. Europe doesn’t want GMO, neither does Russia. What is America thinking?

According to an article entitled ” The Intensifying Debate Over Genetically Modified Foods: “Nine GM (genetically modified) crops are currently being sold in the U.S.: corn, soybeans, canola, cotton, sugar beets, alfalfa, Hawaiian papaya, zucchini and yellow crookneck squash. Ninety percent of corn and cotton, 93 percent of soybeans, and 95 percent of sugar beets in the U.S. are GM crops. Most U.S. livestock is fed GM corn, alfalfa and soybeans; and many dairy products come from cows treated with rBGH (a GM growth hormone).

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GE foods on the shelf….

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GE foods in the freezer…

Approximately 70 percent of the processed foods in our supermarkets contain GM ingredients. A number of new GM products are in the pipeline, awaiting approval: Dow’s corn and soybeans resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D and Monsanto’s cotton and soybeans resistant to the herbicide dicamba; “Arctic apples,” genetically modified to keep from turning brown; and GM salmon, which grow twice as fast as normal salmon.” http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2013/07/30/the-intensifying-debate-over-genetically-modified-foods/

it's cousin, poison corn

Eating to Live or Eating to be sick?

Can simply eating food cause sickness, even death? Yes it can!!! I know it’s not something you want to believe. I’m talking GMO here. So here are some facts for you to consider.

Morgellon’s disease, ever hear of it? I’m sure you haven’t, it’s not publicized. It’s a skin disease that causes lesions with strange, fiber like material sticking out of them. Sufferers report intense itching and a feeling that something is crawling under their skin.  They also suffer from severe depression, chronic fatigue, and a weakened immune system. Guess what else is found in the fibers? The same substance used to produce genetically modified plants, agrobacterium. Imagine that!

 According to Mike Stagman, PhD,

“Genetic Engineering is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics — documented but unpublicized.” http://www.globalresearch.ca/gmo-and-morgellons-disease/8464

Liver problems, sterility, immune disorders, allergies, just to name a few, can be linked to the consumption of GMO foods. Cows are injected with rBGH, a genetically engineered growth hormone (Monsanto) that has an Insulin-like growth factor, IGF-1, that is well-known to cause cancer. So much for “Milk does a body good.”

According to one study, BT-toxin from genetically modified corn was found in the blood of 93% of pregnant women and 80% of their unborn fetuses. http://bodyecology.com/articles/must-avoid-foods-linking-gmo-to-toxicity-and-disease#.U2ugxvldXX5

Type 2 diabetes has been described as a new epidemic in the American pediatric population that has been coincident with the overall 33% increase in diabetes incidence and prevalence seen during the past decade. Is it just coincidence that this timeline corresponds to the introduction of most GMO foods??? Insulin and cholesterol disorders were reported to be found in lab animals fed GMO foods.

GMO foods are toxic and eating them makes you toxic. Toxicity leads to chronic illness and disease. This food is designed to produce toxins; pesticides are now living in your gut. IMG_1443

I’ll close this post with long list of illnesses and diseases caused by eating GMO foods:

Autism (250% increase), obesity, diabetes, cancer, reproductive problems, heart disease, allergies, immune compromising disorders. Worst of all, as stated, GMO foods have genes inserted in them, this genes transfers into the DNA of bacteria found in our intestines. And it continues to function inside of us, poisoning our major organs. Do you think the rise in gastrointestinal problems could be at all related to this?

What do we do? Shop local farmers market, Eat organic if you can.

Stay away from all soy and corn products as a starter. This is going to be a task because these two are found in just about every food product there is. Check the labels; soy lecithin, high fructose corn syrup are some names to watch out for. Vegetable oil is soybean oil, don’t be fooled. Shop your local farmers market. Eat organic if at all possible.

Stand firm and say No to GMO. It’s been said;”If we don’t Stand for Something, we’ll Fall for Anything.” Let’s stand together, “awareness is the first step towards healing”. Let me hear from you. Are you with me?

...before you kill us all...

…before you kill us all…