Just what are GMO’s and why are they causing such a ruckus?
It seems that eating healthy is getting more and more difficult. First it was organic vs non-organic and now it’s GMO vs non-GMO. If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s not to put my complete confidence in the FDA or any other agency where monetary gain or power gain are the controlling motivation. I know this can sound kind of cynical, but I promise I am not a cynical person. I believe in being well informed and abreast of what is best for me and my loved ones.
We are living in an era where people are being forced in to one of 2 categories when it comes to nutrition. Either they will choose to just go with the flow, or they will begin questioning everything and start thinking for themselves. This can be a very exciting time to be alive! For too long I feel we have been lulled into a sort of assembly line type of thinking about the foods we eat – content to take what comes along and not question the source or the motivation behind the source.
I see our world at a time of nutritional awakening and it is so thrilling! The questions is, are we going to jump off the conveyor belt and get our feet down in the real dirt of nutritional gardening, or are we going to continue to sit contentedly and ignorantly and let conveyor belt take us where IT want us to go?
Let’s start out by clarifying what GMO is:
Gmo is a genetically modified organism – take genes from one species and force it into the DNA of other species.
A Few Examples:
1. Spider genes put into goats in hopes they can milk the goats that produce milk containing an extra protein, which is extracted and spun into spider silk thread.
2. Cow genes put into pigs to have pigs with cowhides.
3. Human genes put into corn to make spermicide
At first, these might not sound too bad, maybe even a good idea…after all,…haven't growers been grafting trees, breeding animals, and hybridizing seeds for years?
Genetic engineering is completely different from traditional breeding and carries unique risks.
In traditional breeding it is possible to mate a pig with another pig to get a new variety, but is not possible to mate a pig with a potato or a mouse. Even when species that may seem to be closely related do succeed in breeding, the offspring are usually infertile—a horse, for example, can mate with a donkey, but the offspring (a mule) is sterile.
With genetic engineering, scientists can breach species barriers set up by nature. For example, they have spliced fish genes into tomatoes. The results are plants (or animals) with traits that would be virtually impossible to obtain with natural processes, such as crossbreeding or grafting. source
What has caught my attention the most significantly about GMO’s are these 4 facts -
3. Scientist and Researchers who begin examining and speaking out about the hazards of GMO foods are being silenced and threatened.
Don’t get me wrong, I love being an American and I love this country. It was founded by people who were NOT willing to sit idly by and let their world crumble around them. I am passionate about my American heritage and want to keep our country filled with people who think, question, research, seek inspiration, and then stand up for what they believe.
I’m not going to cover all the nitty-gritty details of GMO foods, you can research them for yourself. HERE and HERE.
My purpose for this article is to get you thinking and get you excited about being alive and healthy! I want you to take hold of your health and make a difference in your life and the lives of those you love most.
With knowledge comes power!
GMO’s should be understood and not feared!
· In the past 20-30 years, people are getting sicker, and we are seeing an epidemic rise in diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity. This is not normal. Americans are among the sickest people on the planet.
Why is this so? What has changed?
Could it be our food has been so genetically modified that our bodies are becoming sick from these known reactions to GMO foods - heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism , multiple sclerosis, anorexia, depression, aggression, allergies, headaches, dementia, constipation, IBS, fatigue, brain fog skin conditions weight, liver and kidney, depression, autism behaviors, auto immune disorders.
· A Danish pig farmer switched to feeding his pigs non-gmo food. Within just a few days the animals had no more diarrhea, which they had been suffering from on a constant basis while on GMO feed. In people IBS goes away.
· Thousands of health care professionals around the country are prescribing non-gmo products to their patients. Dramatic improvements being reported from these patients and their doctors after removing GMO’s from their diet.
What can we do about it – People’s choices to NOT buy GMO products are the highest force to prevent GMO production foods. Buy organic, labeled non-GMO foods. These useful apps can make shopping non-GMO easier for you.
Follow this link to learn more - http://youtu.be/Yq0HMBQfdI0 Genetic Roulette – The Gamble of Our Lives (Movie of the Year – Solari Report, Transformational Film of the Year – AwareGuide Viewers Choice).
With love and gratitude,
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