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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.

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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

Roundup in YOUR Cotton?

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Genetically Modified cotton, another production by Monsanto, claims 83% of the GM market. And like other GMO’s this cotton variety produces its own pesticide. Bt cotton is Roundup Ready cotton genetically modified to resist the herbicide glyphosate. Bt stands for Bacillus thuringiensis, a bacteria that comes from soil. The Bt gene is inserted into the cotton seed ( the Monsanto gene gun at work, AGAIN,) and it produces its own Bt toxin. This Roundup Ready death-ROUNDUP-41cotton is planted by the farmers, and then sprayed with the Roundup containing glyphosate. The plants could withstand this spraying while the weeds died. BUT….

As it goes with GMO’s, something went WRONG. Nature’s inherent desire to survive kicked in and the weeds fought back. The weeds became resistant to the glyphosate in Roundup and many other types of herbicides. Super-weeds came, and next the super-bugs!

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The Bt variety was introduced in the US in 1996. That was Monsanto’s banner year. Many of the  GMOs were introduced in this year. And I might add, without proper testing to ensure their safety. They dumped a massive load of untested, pesticide producing seeds, right in our food chain. All done with a handshake and a smile from the FDA. 😦

India was heavily impacted by the introduction of the commercially sold Bt cotton in 2002. These farmers were promised gold. Instead many of them became paupers.

risk5bsm Bollworm pests caused crop failure and major economic losses to these farmers, even though they were told that the cotton had a built-in pesticide that would resist the bollworm.

90% of India’s farmers grew this genetically modified variety of cotton;  followed by big promises from “you know who.” 26_03_12-pg1b

Sadly the farmers response to this  failure was the worst imagined. Many farmer suicides were found to have been caused by the failure of these crops; beginning only 3 years after their introduction. Monsanto and its seed monopoly coupled with crop failure, and the high cost of seeds and chemicals were the “seeds of suicide.”

Nations of Change reports that “Monsanto’s cost-inflated and ineffective seeds have been driving farmers to suicide for quite some time, and is considered to be one of the largest — if not the largest — cause of the quarter of a million farmer suicides over the past 16 years.”

In three years these Bt genes began to wreak havoc on the soil. according to Global Research, “In 3 years, Bt-cotton has reduced the population of Actinomycetes (a bacteria) by 17%. Actinomycetes are vital for breaking down cellulose and creating humus (soil produced by decomposition). Bacteria were reduced by 14%. The total microbial biomass or the living part of the soil, organic matter, was reduced by 8.9%.”

They also found that “vital soil beneficial enzymes which make nutrients available to plants have also been drastically reduced. Acid Phosphatase, which contributes to the uptake of phosphates was reduced by 26.6%. Nitrogenase enzymes which help fix nitrogen were reduced by 22.6%. The planting with GM cotton, or any GM crop with Bt genes in it, could lead to total destruction of soil organisms, leaving dead soil unable to produce food.” Global Research

So besides being ineffective at killing pests, the Bt genes were destroying the soil and any possibility for future growth. A study performed in India concluded that “the long-term impact of Bt cotton on soil organisms is a wake up to regulators worldwide. It also shows that the claims of the Biotechnology industry about the safety of GM crops are false.”

For a copy of that report you can go to: http://www.navdanya.org/Indian-farmers-Bt-cotton-monsanto

Livestock die after grazing in Bt cotton fields, others fall sick. Read more here: Bt Cotton and Livestock: Health Impacts, Bio-safety concerns and the Legitimacy of Public Scientific Research Institutions by Dr Sagari R Ramdas (Director, Anthra)monsanto-bt-cotton1

The Institute for Responsible   Technology, one of the most     comprehensive sources for GMO health risks, cite   problems related to exposure to Bt cotton:

 Workers exposed to Bt  cotton developed allergies
 1. Agricultural laborers in six  villages  who picked or loaded  Bt cotton reported  reactions of  the skin, eyes and upper    respiratory tract.                                     2.  Some laborers required hospitalization.                            3. Employees at a cotton gin factory take antihistamines everyday.                                                4. One doctor treated about 250 cotton laborers

 Sheep died after grazing in Bt cotton fields
1. After the cotton harvest in parts of India, sheep herds grazed continuously on Bt cotton plants.
2. Reports from four villages revealed that about 25% of the sheep died within a week.
3. Post mortem studies suggest a toxic reaction.

Dreaded Skin Affection seen above has become common in people working in BT cotton farms. This photograph shows a 60-year-old farm labourer Mr Ram Singh of Village Agroha, (District Hisar, India) being affected by unknown skin disease due to BT cotton.  (savefarmer.info)

Are We Being Exposed???

The answer is YES! Approximately 93% of the cotton produced in 2010 in the US is genetically modified. Because of the heavy pesticide use, it is considered “one of the world’s most dirtiest crops.”And although cotton is a fiber, its seeds are used for food items and feed, and sadly is on the market.

  • Oil: the high-quality cotton seed oil is utilized for cooking and deep-frying, as well as in margarine,
  • Whole grain: the albuminous pellet (the endosperm) is used primarily for feed–cotton seed meal. It is also a base for protein compounds and isolates, as well as for cotton seed milk.
  • ‘Linters’: These very short, non-textile fibres cling to the cotton seeds. They consist almost exclusively of cellulose. Various food additives such as thickening agents, stabilizers, emulsifiers or fillers are made from these.  http://farmwars.info/?=6920   Be mindful humans can’t break down or digest cellulose.

Other ways we are exposed to Bt toxin in cotton:

  • Bed sheets, towels, cotton clothing, socks, diapers;
  • “our skin absorbing more than 60% “of what we come in contact with. http://www.organicauthority.com/
  • Cotton balls, Q-tips, tampons, and sanitary napkins, paper towels, toilet paperfile0001734085042

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file0002000078440Here’s an interesting note from Consciouslifenews.com

Sixty five percent of conventional cotton production ends up in our food chain, directly through food oils or indirectly through the milk and meats of animals feeding on cotton seed meal and cotton gin by-products. The hazardous effect of conventional cotton in our food chain comes from GMO and Bt cotton by-products, which are generated from manufacturing non-food cotton products. These by-products are commonly known as “Gin Trash” which consists of cotton seed, stalk, leaves, burrs, twigs, dirt and everything else that are not used in cotton textile production.  The “Gin Trash” is sold to food companies to undergo further processing to create cotton seed oil, additional additives and fillers in processed foods for  livestock feed, and soil compost mix. Additionally, the waste from the processing goes directly into our water supply.

The chemicals in cotton are very toxic and they do cause an array of health problems. All Natural is Not Natural, so read your labels and demand Certified Organic Cotton. Those chemicals are still there even after washing. Cottonseed oil is found in many processed foods. Avoid it! The same goes for margarine. Healthy oils include olive, coconut, avocado, walnut, and grape-seed, preferably Organic.

If we all stand together against the evil corporations, boycotting the manufacturers and the10468378_10152224257668697_840838158367110798_n sellers; we can send the message that We SAY NO to YOUR GMO and WE MEAN NO!!!

Choose Brands without GMOs.

“Just a small percentage of the population switching to non-GMO brands will create a tipping point, forcing major food companies to quickly replace GM ingredients. When the tipping point of consumer rejection was reached in Europe in 1999, within a single week, virtually all major food companies committed to remove GMOs.” quote courtesy of the Institute of Responsible Technology, Jeffrey Smith

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What’s Your Gut Feeling About GMO’s?

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By now, I hope you all know the effects GM foods are having on our health. It’s a known fact that glyphosate, the main chemical in Roundup, has an adverse effect on our gut flora or gut balance. This process of genetically modifying our foods and spraying it with unbelievable amounts of pesticides and herbicides may be contributing to an overgrowth of very harmful bacteria. This bacteria is not only in the GE foods but in our bodies as well.file0001547608975

Before changing my diet and eliminating Genetically Modified Organisms from my plate, my gut hurt. Chronic constipation, followed by bouts of terrible diarrhea; my digestive system was definitely out of whack. Constipation is a sometimes a result of inadequate good bacteria. I also developed severe allergic responses to foods I had eaten all my life. Everything was out of balance.

Gut flora is so important to our health and wellness. It is critical for our survival.

But actually, what exactly is gut flora and why is it so important?germ-virus010

According to an article on PubMed.gov, our gut is a natural habitat for a very beneficial community of bacteria. These Gut micro-flora help to perform a host of metabolic activities that result in energy, absorption of nutrients, immune system function, and protecting against alien invasion. This next diagram paints a picture of their importance:microbiota-gut-interplay

In an article published by GreenMed Info entitled Roundup Herbicide Linked to Overgrowth of Deadly Bacteria, it was suggested that the consumption of GM foods contaminated with Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup is causing some major problems in our gut. Glyphosate is toxic to our beneficial bacteria, yet harmful bacteria is able to resist glyphosate’s toxicity.

“A new study published in the journal Current Microbiology titled, “The Effect of Glyphosate on Potential Pathogens and Beneficial Members of Poultry Microbiota In Vitro,” found that the
death-ROUNDUP-41active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, known as  glyphosate, negatively impacted the gastrointestinal bacteria of  poultry in-vitro. The researchers presented evidence that  highly pathogenic bacteria resisted glyphosate, whereas  beneficial bacteria were moderately to highly susceptible  to it.”  http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/roundup- herbicide-linked-overgrowth-deadly-bacteria

This fact alone, allows for the disruption of the “friendly” flora in our gut. The ones promoting our good health are being suppressed by glyphosate.

images (31)Add that to more of the reasons we should not ever consume GM foods. We need our “helper” bacteria; some of which are, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium, Bacillus badius, Bifidobacterium adolescentis and Lactobacillus spp. Enterococcus is one of the most prevalent beneficial bacteria, it’s the bacteria that is capable of suppressing the Clostridia family of bacteria. These Clostridia bacteria are in a family with some of the most dangerous bacteria known to man, tetanus, and botulin toxin. Not surprisingly there has been an increase in Clostridia botulinum-mediated diseases.

Glyphosate has also been known to create genetic mutations within bacteria. Uh-oh. We really won’t know what we’re getting when we eat GMOs; or what’s coming next! There are mutations happening in our gut! Because of Monsanto and its gangs’ blatant disregard for our health, we have now introduced a “new” word into our vocabulary: transgenes.

Transgenes

Transferring genes, are in effect, altering the natural state of an organism through foreign gene expression. And guess what? They don’t even know the outcome of doing this. Potential health risks to humans include the possibility of exposure to new allergens in genetically modified foods, as  well as the transfer of antibiotic-resistant genes to gut flora. images (24)  http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/genetically-modified-   organisms-gmos-transgenic-crops-and-732

According to Jeffery Smith of the Institute of Responsible  Technology, IRT, these transgenes “readily travel from GM food  into the DNA of gut bacteria.” Wait there’s more:

1. Once transferred into gut bacteria, transgenes may confer survival advantages, allowing them to endure and spread.
2. These advantages may be due to antibiotic or herbicide resistance, promoters that function in bacteria and genetic mechanisms that promote uncontrolled replication.
3. Having “infected” our gut bacteria, the foreign genes and the proteins they create may be harmful.       http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers/65-health-risks/5notes

Here is a little GMO history lesson from an article from Scitable on Transgenic Crops: 

History of International Regulations for GMO Research and Development

In 1971, the first debate over the risks to humans of exposure to GMOs began when a common intestinal microorganism, E. coli, was infected with DNA from a tumor-inducing virus (Devos et al., 2007). Initially, safety issues were a concern to individuals working in laboratories with GMOs, as well as nearby residents. However, later debate arose over concerns that recombinant (new combination, cells, genetic material) organisms might be used as weapons. The growing debate, initially restricted to scientists, eventually spread to the public, and in 1974, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), established the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee to begin to address some of these issues.

In the 1980s, when deliberate releases of GMOs to the environment were beginning to occur, the U.S. had very few regulations in place. Adherence to the guidelines provided by the NIH was voluntary for industry. Also during the 1980s, the use of transgenic plants was becoming a valuable endeavor for production of  new pharmaceuticals, and farm-bill-cornindividual companies, institutions, and whole  countries were beginning to view biotechnology as a lucrative means of  making money (Devos et al., 2007). HA!!!

Our exposure to GMOs has been a long one. The results of that exposure is showing in our  gut.  The damage is growing with each mouthful of GM foods consumed. The Bt-transgene  inserted into crops “could cause our intestinal flora to produce Bt-toxin.” According to IRT,  “Bt-toxin has been associated with immune responses and damaged cells in animal intestines, long-term exposure may cause significant health problems.”images (27)

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Today, every store has aisles filled with  pharmaceuticals to help  with gut-related  problems.  According to WebMD,   heartburn,  acid reflux/GERD, have risen over 50% in the last decade. There’s  also an increase in gas and bloating, constipation, leaky gut syndrome, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases, etc., and an increase in the many medicines for them. We’ve got to do something to get back on the right path!

Probiotic-and-Prebiotic-FoodsProbiotics and prebiotic foods hold some promise. Read the labels! Choose probiotics designating full probiotic name: genus, species and strain. Fermented foods also provide live microorganisms that offer numerous health benefits. However, we must delete the GMOs from our diet or we’re just wasting time. A change is needed NOW! Our guts are crying out for healing. Awareness is the first step…

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Cancers Among Us

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Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, Cargill, Con-Agra, DuPont, and about nine others are cancers among us. Together they own or control much of the world’s food supply. Monsanto, I’m sure you’ve heard, is one of the largest; with arms reaching to the highest levels of business and government. Our government is like the sugars and inflammation that help feed theses cancers, allowing them to operate, in secret. The FDA, our food governing body, has expressed concern, but– it has ultimately endorsed these cancers and allowed them to operate. Cancers spreading cancer through its genetically modified foods.

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Here’s an excerpt from “Frankenstein Free on the Farm, Dr. Al Sears:

“Over the past decade, giant agribusiness companies – aided by a labyrinth of government regulations that stifle the efforts of organic farmers, horrified investigators and watchdog organizations – have slowly and quietly spread their scientifically altered seeds to so many farms nearly half of all foods on your supermarket shelves now contain some ingredient that has had its DNA modified by science.
The government has welcomed in, is in coalition with, and is even directed by Big-Agribusiness. These mega-processors make up a group of huge but barely known agricultural and food-processing giants who want to control the food supply for the entire world.”MAPS_earth-map

Cancer eats away all that is healthy, Big Agra is a cancer eating away the very fabric of our society.

There are many kinds of cancers. According to the American Cancer Society, all cancers start because abnormal cells grow out of control. Big Agra, you know the ones I named earlier, are abnormal cells, and they are definitely out of control. Untreated cancer can cause serious illness and even death.

I have to tell you, these guys are an untreated cancer that’s spreading throughout our land reeking havoc on our health through their unsafe creation of foods, Genetically Modified Organisms.

Are you eating GMOs? Yes you are. 😦
You have probably been eating them in steadily increasing amounts since 1996. If your diet consists of a lot of corn, soy, potato, sugar, or processed/packaged foods, you are eating a great deal of GMOs.

Check out these foods, again 🙂, (I know, I mention these in every post), that the biotech industry has already commercialized and are in our grocery stores: alfalfa, canola, corn, cotton, papaya, radiccio, soybeans, squash (yellow crook-neck squash only) and sugar beets.

Not a very long list. But think about it, these foods are found in thousands of products found in our grocery stores, file0001671391447and you don’t even know it. So, yes, sadly, you have been eating genetically modified food. 144 GE crops have been approved by the FDA, 75% of those are genetically engineered.

And like the cancers they are, Big Agra, is literally spreading this cancer to many of us silently, by its practices. Only we are really getting sick, dying…

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Our cancers are the real deal. We are diseased in  every organ. Since the introduction of these toxins into our food supply, there has been a synonymous rise in all types of  cancer. For me, breast cancer, set me on a quest to find healing. Changing my food was the first thing I did to turn that monster around. Becoming aware was the beginning point to healing.

A report called,the “Fine Structural Changes in the Ileum of Mice Fed on Endotoxin Treated Potatoes and Transgenic Potatoes,” Natural Toxins 6, no. 6 (1998): 219–233 states this: “Mice fed potatoes engineered to produce the Bt-toxin developed abnormal and damaged cells, as well as proliferative cell growth in the lower part of their small intestines.”

Guess what? Right again, a precursor to cancer; cell proliferation. Duh? You know, I thought the whole purpose for testing the mice was to determine if this food was safe or not. But when it is found not safe, they approve it anyway???

The safety standard set forth by the FDA is one of “reasonable certainty of no harm.” So in testing these foods the “reasonable certainty” that cancer was a possibility, caused them to insist that the results were still “unresolved.” Unresolved in FDA language means that they were harmful, yet they continued to grant approvals for this poison to be marketed to us, their people; its citizens. We are the new guinea pigs.file0001430002242

The FDA requires no data. Their friends, the biotech dudes, were allowed to determine if their food was safe. As witnessed by this statement from the FDA…..As you are aware, it is Monsanto’s responsibility to ensure that foods marketed by the firm are safe, wholesome and in compliance with all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.” FDA Letter, Letter from Alan M. Rulis, Office of pre-market Approval, Center for Food Safety and AppliedNutrition  http://www.fda.gov/Food/Biotechnology/Submissions/ucm161107.htm

Unbelievable, right? That’s the food police??? Wait a minute there’s more. Yes, more…

“In this area, (of regulation, emphasis mine) the US government agencies have done exactly what big agribusiness has asked them to do and told them to do. The Ag biotech company with the greatest influence was clearly Monsanto. According to the New York Times, “What Monsanto wished for from Washington, Monsanto and, by extension, the biotechnology industry got. . . . When the company abruptly decided that it needed to throw off the regulations and speed its foods to market, the White House quickly ushered through an unusually generous policy of self-policing.” Kurt Eichenwald, et al, New York Times, “Biotechnology Food: From the Lab to a Debacle,” January 25, 2001 http://www.nytimes.com/2001/01/25/business/25FOOD.html?pagewanted=all 

This food is not natural, it does not occur in nature. We have to protect ourselves. Don’t buy it, don’t eat it, avoid GMO’s at all cost.

More interesting data:

 In April 2012, the results of a comprehensive two-year study—the first long-term feeding study ever performed—were in: feeding Monsanto’s RoundUp-ready corn, as well as “acceptable levels” of RoundUp in drinking water to laboratory rats, was proven to be highly toxic to health.

The results were sobering: treated rats died 2–3 times more often than control rats, and more rapidly. Female rats developed large mammary tumors almost always more often than and before control rats; their pituitary was the second most disabled organ, and their sex hormonal balance was modified.                                 http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-risks/

This high fructose corn syrup and beet sugar, both toxic by-products of Monsanto’s GMO’s; with a lot of the added glyphosate, is feeding the cancers that we face today. To treat cancer you need to cut off this food supply, and starve the tumors and cancer cells.file000902066316

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah were one of the first to discover that sugar “feeds” tumors. The research published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences said, “It’s been known since 1923 that tumor cells use a lot more glucose than normal cells. Our research helps show how this process takes place, and how it might be stopped to control tumor growth,” says Don Ayer, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah.” http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/cancer-sugar-strategy-selective-starvation-cancer

Speaking of stopping the cancer’s growth…Starvation, stop the supply of money going to these human cancers; Monsanto and family. Money talks, and ours would speak more if we kept it in our pockets. Stop the spread of the disease, by taking away its sugar, our dollars.Money fan

United in protest, standing in boycott, voicing our disgust we can turn the table on these guys. And put back on our tables what the Creator intended.

I suggest reading the book “Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives” by Jeffrey M. Smith; or even better, check out the video@ http://vimeo.com/65527710.

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

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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…