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I sometimes wish we humans had the instincts to sense the things that are dangerous to us and those which should be avoided.  Animals utilize their senses constantly to survive and protect themselves.  They use their hearing to listen for predators approaching.  They use their sight to look for food, predators, and places to take shelter in bad weather. They also use their sense of smell to determine if the food they are about to eat is ripe and safe to eat.

One difference that GMO fruits, vegetables, and grains have from pure, natural, non-GMO fruits, vegetables, and grains, is that they have a much different smell.  Animals can tell the difference, and if given a choice between GMO and non-GMO feed, they consistently avoid the GMO feed.  If animals are only provided with GMO feed, they do what we would do to survive…eat what’s available to avoid starvation.  Unfortunately for the animals that are forced to eat GMO feed, severe damage happens pretty quickly, sometimes in as little as a few weeks.  Some of the damaging effects seen in GMO fed animals include sterility, cancer, liver damage, smaller litters with reduced-sized offspring that often die within days of birth, premature births, and more.

Take a look at what Monsanto doesn’t want consumers to know:

 

On May 25th, 2013, millions of people worldwide marched and protested Monsanto and their force-feeding of GMO foods to people around the globe. Yet, the mainstream media refused to cover the protests. Numerous countries are now banning GMO products, but here in the USA, there is still a fight that must continue until every last food product on the market to the American people, and people everywhere, is GMO-free.

Currently, only one state has a GMO labeling law (CT), but California failed to pass legislation, and the issue is still being debated in many more states. Our biggest step right now is to force Monsanto and all food manufacturers to label their GMO Frankenfoods. Consumers have to be given a choice.

Monsanto has been quoted as saying they will not sell GMO products to those who don’t want it. We have to make it abundantly clear to Monsanto and food manufacturers that we Americans don’t want GMOs in our food.

On Saturday, May 25th, 2013, there will be a worldwide march against Monsanto and GMO. Please find your local event and support the fight to save our food sources from the poison that is GMO. Share with everyone you can. We want to let Monsanto know that “We will not go quietly into the night…we are fighting for our right to live” (quote from Independence Day)

March Against Monsanto

The GMO Impact on American Health

Genetically Modified Organisms (or GMOs) were introduced  to consumers’ diets back in the 1990’s.  They were supposed to increase crop production, reduce crop losses due to insects and plant diseases, increase bio-available nutrients in our food, and lower food costs to consumers.  Ideal goals, for sure, but have GMOs actually helped or harmed consumers since their inception?

In the almost twenty years GMOs have been in American grocery stores, incidences of food allergies, diabetes, obesity, autism, auto-immune disorders, infertility, and cancers have all more than doubled.  Biotech companies, like Monsanto, claim that their GM seeds and, resultant food products, are not to blame for the increasing rates of these diseases, disorders, and health issues.  How can that be?  Think about it…GM seeds are created using parts of virus DNA (the most recent of which – Cauliflower Mosaic Virus promoter) injected into the DNA of Non-GMO seed cells in order to make the newly created seeds resistant to plant viruses, bacteria, fungus, and insects as well as insecticides such as Roundup.  One problem that results from these GM seeds is that once the plants are grown and seeds harvested from those plants, these offspring seeds cannot produce new plants.  They are, in fact, infertile.  If these offspring seeds of the GM seeds are infertile, what do you think the food from these plants is doing to our bodies?

These GM seeds actually contain virus genes which produce a protein which suppresses immune function in plants, animals, and humans.  They also cause nutrient deficiency in the plants; and insects that eat from those plants have adverse affects such as deadly gastronomical  explosions…yes, their stomachs actually explode.

If these foods are nutrient deficient, don’t you suppose that in order for our bodies to get the nutrition they require, that our bodies would tell us we are still hungry for the missing nutrients by making us crave more food?  Don’t you think that could be a reason why obesity, diabetes, and other diseases are increasing at such an alarming rate?  If these plants can cause an insect’s stomach to explode, don’t you think there’s a possibility that these same plants could be damaging our gastrointestinal tracts?  One other point I’d like to make…a major reason cows, pigs, and chickens have been given antibiotics and growth hormones (which has been proven to also be bad for humans) is to help them grow faster and stay “healthy” long enough to make it to the slaughter houses.  It is also to fight off the bacteria and viruses that their immune systems can no longer fight, partially because of being caged in their own wastes, but also because of the GM feed they are given.

They only way to stop GM foods from being literally “forced down our throats” in increasing amounts is to avoid buying and eating GM foods.  Read labels and look for the Non-GMO Project label or a label that specifically states that the food product is Non-GMO.

 

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