Consider the following facts:
-GMO effect on humans has been left unstudied. There have been no long term studies nor any sigificant exploration of effects we have already seen in animal testing and the limited human experimentation already done.
-GMO products have filtered their way to at least 60% of foods available to us and consumed by us daily. This is a conservative estimate based on what they are admitting to.
-There are very little controls or laws in place to limit or even TRACK how much or what GMO products are being baked, mixed and simply added to our foods, not to mention the food of our pets and the animals which we eat. In fact any discussion by concerned citizens is openly mocked and discarded.
-Animals often will chose starvation over eating GMO foods, which begs the questions A) how do they know? and B) Why are we ignoring this?
With the above in mind ask yourself a few questions.
1. What possible reason would any government have to allow such potentially devastating substances be added to almost everything, yet criminalize injectable vitamin C?
2. What benefit could GMO food being added to our food to make such an undertaking worthwhile?
3. Why is everyone ok with this?
I did, and my answers were:
2A. Control. If the minuscule amount of research on GMO products is accurate and extrapolating from there I can see the ingenuity of the plan. By eating GMO products it’s possible to add genetic function from the GMO to existing bacteria in one’s GI tract. Thus, one’s own population of organisms starts to behave in manner of the GMO. Think about this. As a GMO scientist I could create a corn chip that once eaten changes the bacteria in your gut to continuously and in perpetuity manufacture pesticides thus over time making you ill and possibly suffering from symptoms ranging from undefinable pain to fibromyalgia to MS. Of course we never assume that such a complex and scary tactic could even be real. How many people do you know that are suffering from some strange ‘malaise’ unexplained by doctors, and unresolvable by their ‘cures’ (see. Pharmacorp).
3A. Everyone isn’t OK with this. However if you study history it’s clear that in every single case where the higher-ups were pulling something fishy on the average person.. in almost every case.. they were completely caught unaware. Revolution almost always comes only when the bad guy comes and burns down your house, or executes your daughters. So it’s no great surprise that the average person ambles through life cell phone in hand completely scoffing at those trying to point out the obvious all the while blindly and cheerfully surrendering their rights one after another in the name of protection from a phantom menace.
GMO’s are present in 60% of processed, pre-packaged, and fast foods – all staples of Standard North American Diet. Many believe with good reason that they pose grossly under-researched potential dangers. Processed food giants Nestle, Quaker, Kraft, Nabisco, Kellogg’s, Heinz’s, Pepsi, and Coca Cola (to name a few) use common GMO ingredients and derivatives from soy, sugar, corn, canola, and cotton in virtually all of their products
For example, genes from an arctic flounder (which has natural “antifreezing” properties that protect it from the frigid waters) may be injected into tomato DNA to make a new breed that is more resistant to frost damage. It sounds like a sci-fi movie, but it’s reality. And, according to the FDA, over 75 percent of processed food in the United States may contain GMOs. Foods with genetically modified ingredients don’t have to be labeled, though, so you’re probably eating them every day without even knowing it.
• A preliminary study from the Russian National Academy of Sciences [found] that more than half the offspring of mother rats fed GM soy died within three weeks (compared to 9% from mothers fed natural soy).
• [An] estimated 10,000 sheep died in India within 5-7 days of grazing on GM cotton plants engineered to produce their own Bt-toxin pesticide.
• The only human GM feeding study ever published show[ed] that the foreign genes inserted into GM food crops can transfer into the DNA of our gut bacteria. This study gives new meaning to the adage, “You are what you eat.” Long after those GM corn chips you munched are history, your intestinal flora may still be churning out the “Bt” pesticide GM corn plants have been engineered to produce.
Reality is that the FDA has absolutely no GMO safety testing requirements, and GM ingredients are ubiquitous in prepared foods. Unless a processed food contains only organic ingredients, it is highly likely to contain GM ingredients. The “research” that supports GMO safety is voluntarily provided by companies on their own GM crops and has been described by critics as “meticulously designed to avoid finding problems”.
But 44,000 FDA internal documents later made public as a result of a lawsuit revealed problems. The overwhelming consensus among the FDA’s scientists was that GM foods were substantively different, so different that their consumption might result in unpredictable and hard-to-detect allergens, toxins, new diseases and nutritional problems. Agency scientists urged superiors to require long-term studies, but were not only ignored, their statements about possible negative effects of GMOs were progressively deleted from FDA policy statement drafts.