The “Rest of the Story” on GMO’s
In last week’s newsletter I showed you how we are being lied to by the chemical companies and the media. I pointed out that if you are content to just be a “follower” and take everything you read in the news media and believe what we are programed to believe, you will find yourself and your families opening yourselves to very dangerous environmental toxins.
In the next few weeks I will attempt to answer the following questions:
- What are Genetically Modified Organism’s?
- When were they introduced?
- Why should we be concerned?
- What known GMO’s are on the market?
- How do we avoid them?
- What should we do about the labeling of GMO food?
What are GMOs, genetically modified foods? A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans.
GMOs are different from cross breeding or selective breeding, GMOs change the DNA of a plant or animal. Many consumers mistakenly believe that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approves GMO crops only after careful study. Instead, the agency claimed it was not aware of any significant difference from other food crops and declared safety testing unnecessary. In reality, according to FDA documents later made public in a lawsuit, the consensus among FDA scientists was the GMOs were different and dangerous and needed rigorous, long-term testing to prevent allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems.
And from reading last week’s newsletter, you see how the very manufacturers that are profiting from GMO crops, are the ones writing the reports the federal government is depending upon whether to approve these toxic practices.
We will mostly be talking about our fruits and vegetables. But a whole other subject is the about the Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) that is being injected into our cattle and the disastrous result that we are seeing, namely; incidence of young girls hormonally maturing at an earlier age; creating over exposure to antibiotics, thus creating antibiotic resistance in humans; and an increase in allergies.
Next week I will be talking about the timeline of the introduction of GMO foods. A hint, do any of you remember the Flavr Savr Tomato? It was the first genetically crop product to be commercialized. It was engineered to increase storage life, not by selective breeding, but by changing the DNA of the tomato. Great! But what about taste?
More next week.