What Are The Risks of GMO
Before I start my newsletter, I want to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. Below is a link to a short video by John Wayne. It is great to live in the United States of America. Let’s keep it great!
In the next couple of weeks, I will be talking about the following risks of GMO’s and how it affects not only us, but everything around us.
- The Risk to Human Health.
- The Risk to the Environment
- The Risk to Farmers
- The Risk to Our Ability to Export Our Produce
- The Risk to Organic Farmers
- The Risk of Us Losing Our Right to Know
- The Risk to Human Health. As I have written before, more and more studies point to
the fact there is a great deal of concern about the health effects of consuming genetically modified food. Today, as far as I can find information, and it is changing fast, 94% of soybeans, cotton and cotton seed oil; 92% of field corn and sweet corn; 99% of sugar beets are genetically engineered to be “Round-up Ready,” or able to withstand Monsanto’s Roundup. This is just the tip of the ice burg. Alfalfa has just been approved for seed injection. I will discuss and expose more of the GMO foods in issues to come.
Sixty to seventy percent of the foods in US supermarkets are now genetically modified. By contrast, in at least 26 other countries—including Switzerland, Australia, Austria, China, India, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, Mexico and Russia—GMOs are totally or partially banned; and significant restrictions on GMOs exist in about sixty other countries.
There are many studies in other countries that have been testing to see the effects of genetically engineered foods. A study in Paraguay found that women exposed to Roundup during pregnancy were more likely to give birth to babies with brain abnormalities. A study in Sweden linked Roundup exposure to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; there is evidence that the new substances engineered into some GMO foods can mimic potent, potentially life-threatening allergens.
The EPA has warned that the ingestion of pesticides can cause health problems such as birth defects, nerve damage, cancer. In Issue #14 I discussed the health problems scientists have attributed exposure to GMO foods are. Infants and children may be especially sensitive to health risks posed by pesticides. I highly recommend my new book “Brain Power.” It goes into a lot more detail about the risk to our children. A must read if you are at all concerned about the future generation, our kids and our grandchildren. You can order it or email me.
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Happy 4th of July. We had some magnificent fireworks here in Cocoa Beach last night. We went out on a pontoon boat and watched from the water.