Negative effects of GM Foods – And What You Can Do About It!
Although the negative effects of GM foods have not come into full fruition yet, it’s only a matter of time. According to Jeffrey Smith, it may take around 50 years of consumption for REAL problems to show themselves. There could potentially be an explosion of illnesses and diseases for anyone who's been ingesting genetic engineered products regularly.
Almost as puzzling is that many American's still remain clueless. They haven’t figured out what the rest of us already know. That long-term consumption of and exposure to genetically altered poisons must surely impart serious eminent danger.
You know, sometimes I wished I could just crawl in a hole and hide. American’s (and most Canadians) are being used as sacrificial lambs, all in the name of BIG BUSINESS. People have enough concerns as it is, without worrying about what’s in their food. Yep, yet another health-hurdle to handle! And this time, it’s a REAL BIGGIE!
Crops in the US have dramatically changed over the last 30 years, and not for the better, as Monsanto would have you believe. As chemical usage expands exponentially, there are bound to be dire consequences. GM crops have been altered at a molecular level to be herbicide-resistant and tolerant.
THAT MEANS that farmers today are able to douse herbicides AT WILL... (to kill weeds and control biodiversity) without sacrificing yields. In other words, genetically engineered crops are able to survive otherwise lethal doses of herbicide poisons.
If you’re the consumer, it means that every time you eat something that’s been sprayed with or grown with pesticides, you are also consuming those pesticides. And in many cases, you cannot rinse them down the drain!
Many negative effects of GM foods occur in your body. Monsanto seems to think that these toxins pose no serious risk to humans, nor the environment. However if you use common sense, you’d know that MAN MADE poisons cannot possibly be good for your internal systems!
Two Largest Negative Effects of GM Foods
#1 – Since the food has been altered molecularly, your body doesn’t know what to do with it.
#2 – A vast amount of people are ingesting herbicide’s and don’t even know it.
Most all crops today are heavily
sprayed with glyphosate. (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup) GM crops have lower nutrient density than organic foods and also contain high amounts of pesticides that have documented harmful health effects, along with highly allergenic proteins.
Damaging Effects of Glyphosate
Glyphosate (or as I like to call it glypho-SATAN) was first patented in 1964 by Stauffer Chemical Company as a chelator. It was patented by Monsanto and introduced as an herbicide in 1974. In 1996, Roundup Ready crops hit the market. Since then, there’s been a sharp increase in the usage of Roundup because you can keep applying it without harming the crops. Farmers are also now using glyphosate as a ripening agent—even for non-GMO crops. It’s applied right before harvest time to help a crop ripen to reach its peak.
Today, there’s been around a five-fold increase in glyphosate usage on many GMO crops. With the Roundup Ready-resistant SUPER-weeds emerging, you can expect that number to grow even faster.
About 85 percent of all genetically engineered plants are herbicide-tolerant. That means they’re designed to tolerate very high levels of herbicides, glyphosate in particular. These are called Roundup Ready crops.
But lets be clear. Glyphosate is NOT your run-of-the-mill everyday herbicide. It’s also a mineral chelator, which means it immobilizes nutrients so they’re not physiologically available in the body. When a plant is chelated with glyphosate, the minerals within the plant aren’t going to be available to the body. What you’re left with is considered to be NUTRIENT POOR.
(If your body can’t derive nor extract nutrients and minerals from the foods you eat, what REAL good does eating the food do?)
Glyphosate is also used as an antibiotic, which means that it kills vitally important beneficial soil bacteria and human gut bacteria. The inclusion of glyphosate has increased the negative effects of GM foods, as Dr. Huber explains:
"Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Enterococcus faecalis—these are organisms that keep you healthy either by providing accessibility to the minerals in your food or producing many of the vitamins that you need for life. They’re also the natural biological defenses to keep Clostridium, Salmonella, and E.coli from developing in your system".
"When you take the good bacteria out, then the bad bacteria fill that void, because there aren’t any voids in nature. We have all of these gut-related problems, whether it’s autism, leaky gut, C. difficile diarrhea, gluten intolerance, or any of the other problems. All of these diseases are an expression of disruption of that intestinal microflora that keeps you healthy".
Remember too, that livestock is also forced to eat this crap and suffers from the same negative effects of GM foods. If you care about the well-being of the animals themselves, you should assume that they have similar gastrointestinal distress and illness as do humans. Furthermore, when consumers ingest the food products made from these animals, they're also getting a healthy dose of herbicides indirectly.
So far, no one has been able to establish that there’s a safety factor to either the genetically engineered proteins (i.e. the foreign proteins produced by the genetically modified plant) or the chemicals we’re consuming in ever larger quantities as a result of the genetic engineering process.
To date, there have been NO peer reviewed evidence to support GMO safety.
So, what can you do? Plenty!
How to Combat the Negative Effects of GM Foods
BIG FOOD is nothing more than a BIG BULLY! Sign GMO labeling petitions like a cRaZy person.
Call your congressmen and women and demand that GMO's be labeled.
Help nullify "The Dark Act".
DO NOT BUY food brands (as pictured above) that get their supplies from Monsanto.
Buy organic foods as often as possible! They are becoming more and more available as people speak out! Look for them! No worries either if you're on a food budget. Most are also affordable!
Use the NON GMO food guide.
Have conversations with friends and family to make them aware of the BIG FOOD FIGHT we've got ahead! Ask them to spread the word too!
Read Jeffrey Smith's books (Seeds of Deception & Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods) that explain more about the negative effects of GM foods!
Between 75% - 95% of all corn and soy are genetically modified in the US and Canada. Get them out of your diet!
Get to know your local farmers and demand that they grow non GMO's.
Watch this video (Everything You Have To Know About Dangerous Genetically Engineered Foods) to learn more:
As Jeffery Smith points out, if only 5% of Americans stopped buying foods with GM ingredients, we would hit the "tipping point" and get the big-name food producing companies to stop using GM.
Its understanding to feel overwhelmed if you're first learning about the negative effects of GM foods! However, ignoring something doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Nor does it help! If you want to fight BIG FOOD, you have got to put on your BIG GIRL PANTS, be proactive, and fight for your right to know what you're eating!
Always consult your physician before using natural remedies, especially for anyone with preexisting conditions or anyone currently taking prescription medications. Although many efforts are made to ensure that the advice given on this site is professionally sound, the advice is not intended to replace a mutual relationship with a medical provider.
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