Posted on 07-04-2015
~~Are you as worried as I am about GMOs?
(genetically modified organisms)
The science is finally catching up and helps to explain why currently 26 countries around the world ban the growing of GMOs, and 65 countries require labeling of genetically modified foods.
Are GMOs safe? The American Academy of Environmental Medicine doesn’t think so. The Academy reports that “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. The AAEM asked physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods.
Dr. Mercola thinks GMOs can never be safe, and here's a very reasoned explanation why: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/06/genetic-modification.aspx
For some it's the GMOs themselves, for others it's the extensive spraying of pesticides and herbicides that leach into ground water and destroy millions of acres of farmlands, kill off bees and butterflies...and possibly humans caught up in this grand experiment.
The World Health Organization recently caused a ruckus within the biotech world as it declared glyphosate ‘probably carcinogenic’. The makers of this chemical death will have to answer for three more herbicides the WHO has now classified as cancer-causing and which are used generously with GMO crops. Read more
Leading indicators show the rise of a number of illnesses in the US, and disease in America is off the charts since introduction of GMOs and their increased use of toxins. Is this just coincidental? Note: This isn't happening in countries that have banned GMOs.
Unlike most other developed countries – such as 28 nations in the European Union, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Russia and even China – the U.S. has no laws requiring labeling of genetically modified foods.
Some farmers, counties, and states have attempted to rectify this, but millions have been poured into campaigns and legal delays by the GMO corporations to obscure the facts and deny people their rights and choices, including here on Maui, where a referendum passed last fall to place a moratorium on the growing of GMOs until they are proven safe. (Hawaii is the seed capital for Monsanto and Syngenta's crops). The vote has not yet been enacted due to delays by our own Council as well as lawsuits and counter-suits by Monsanto.
So until our government stands up against the chemical companies, who profit greatly from GMOs, we need to do what's best for our families. I encourage you to educate yourself then take action. You and your children are at risk. Buy certified organic and non-GMO foods.
With passion and purpose,
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