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Will You Oppose Monsanto and Big Biotech?

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The opposition is rising!

This past May, the world Marched Against Monsanto to show its disapproval of GM foods and seeds in the agricultural sector, marketplace and in our food supply.

I attended in my local area (Boise, ID) with my son and met up with friends and family to support my community in saying no to GM seeds and products. There were hundreds of people in attendance and I was very encouraged by the passionate crowds.  We marched from Julia Davis Park down Capitol Boulevard to the State Capitol Building less than a mile away.

What are GMOs?

From the Non-GMO Project:

“GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses or other plants and animals. These experimental combinations of genes from different species cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.

Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite biotech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any other consumer benefit.

Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and violation of farmers’ and consumers’ rights.”

If you are new to GMOs, read this post Busting Myths About GMOs.

The most common GM crops are: 

  • Soybeans
  • Corn
  • Sugar beet
  • Sugar cane
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Papaya
  • Rice
  • Canola
  • Cotton
  • Alfalfa
  • Squash/zucchini

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Are GMOs safe?

Watch Jeffery Smith interview Dr. Stephanie Seneff, PhD. about Glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s flagship product, Roundup) and how the Western Diet has greatly contributed to gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease obesity, autism, infertility, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

Read all the details from the study done by Stephanie Seneff and Anthony Samsell showing how Glyphosate contributes to many modern diseases.

A recent study conducted at Flinders and Adelaide Universities in Australia shows that pigs eating GM feed are experiencing gastrointestinal inflammation and reproductive issues.

Most of the information claiming that GMOs are safe comes from sources which stand to gain from the profits of GMOs. If you follow the money trail on studies supporting favorable or no-harm outcomes from using GM technology, or which show organic food is no better than conventional or GM food, you will find these studies are funded by biotechnology companies themselves or other entities connected to these corporations.

Bias in industry studies

One of the biggest problems in finding non-biased research is that more and more we are witnessing corporations merging with educational facilities and also government agencies.

Here’s one example: Stanford Study on Organics: Manipulating Consumers into Buying GMO Products.

Here’s a testimonial from Thierry Vrain, former research scientist for Agriculture Canada, now promoting awareness on the dangers of GM foods.  Thierry refutes biotechnology claims that GM seeds bring higher yields, require less use of pesticides, that their technology is safe and that it has no negative environmental impact.

Vrain believes there is definite industry bias in scientific studies produced from these sources. Most of these studies are focused on field performance of engineered crops, and conclusions always come out in favor of GM safety for human consumption and environmental impact.

How can I avoid GMOs?

GMOs are prevalent in our food supply. If you are buying any type of processed foods, the likelihood of GM material appearing in these products is high.

It’s also difficult to avoid even if you are not buying processed foods and buy foods from local farmers. It’s always important to ask farmers questions to find out if they are using GM seeds, feed or other material in their farming practices.

Here are 4 ways to avoid GMOs in the foods you buy.

More information:

Institute for Responsible Technology

Moms Across America

Suggested books:

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How do you avoid GMOs?

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Stop The Use Of GMOs in Our Food Supply

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October is Non-GMO Month.

Genetically-modified substances and organisms are becoming more and more pervasive in our food supply in the United States.

Over the last two decades, agriculture and science technology have been using genetically-modified organisms in growing crops for food and many other uses.

The process involves the deletion or insertion of specific genes into the DNA for the purpose of enhancing desirable traits in the plant or animal. Genetically-modified organisms have had alterations made to their DNA with the use of genetic engineering techniques.

GMO foods were first seen on the market in the early 1990s. In most cases, genetically-modified foods are transgenic plant products including the following: soybean, corn, canola, and cotton seed oil. The development of animal products including genetically-modified salmon and pigs have also occurred, but currently there are none on the market.

This issue poses a threat not only to environmental and human health, but brings up questions of safety and economic concerns as well.  The rbGH, rbST growth hormone typically used in dairy cows has been banned in Europe and most U.S. dairies, you can still find this substance in “all natural” products such as companies like Breyer’s ice cream.

This problem can be stopped by the consumer, just by taking action.

The Institute for Responsible Technology, headed by spokesperson Jeffrey Smith is starting a campaign to bring their message to the the public to create enough support to push GMO foods out of our food supply and market. Already, nearly 400 retail stores selling natural products in the United States are promoting the spread of information about making healthier choices by avoiding GMO products and foods.

Please watch this informative video featuring an interview with Jeffery Smith by Dr. Mercola about the issues caused by genetically-modified organisms and strategies to avoid genetically-modified foods. We want to send a message to companies like Monsanto who produce these franken-foods and companies and food growers who support them that these substances should not be in our food supply!

Jeffrey Smith will also be speaking at the Weston A. Price Wise Traditions 2010 annual conference. Are you attending?

The problem can be stopped by the consumer – it was done in Europe without the assistance of the government. Here are some things you can do (some bullet items from the Institute for Responsible Technology)

  • Ask supermarket and food company CEOs to help us stop GE salmon! Click here
  • Tell your congressional representatives to stop GE salmon! Click here
  • Sign the petition to President Obama for MEANINGFUL GMO labeling! Click here
  • Actively seek to purchase local and sustainable foods – talk to your farmers and food growers to ensure they are not using genetically-modified organisms in their farming practices and feed
  • Avoid processed and packaged foods and make food at home from scratch from safe ingredients
  • Tell your friends and family about the dangers of GMO foods

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