MEDICAL CORNER …. THE IMPORTANCE OF GMO FOOD LABELING …. Where’s the USA?


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~~July 26, 2014~~ 

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard the term GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms), and have likely eaten foods that were genetically engineered in some form or fashion.

But, do you know what this actually means and what it’s doing to your body?

What is a GMO?

A genetically engineered food is a plant or meat product that has had its DNA artificially altered in a laboratory by genes from other plants, animals, viruses, or bacteria, in order to produce foreign compounds in that food. This type of genetic alteration is not found in nature, and is experimental. The correct scientific term is “transgenics,” and is also often referred to as (GE) genetically engineered.

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64 countries, including the entire European Union and China, have jumped the non-GMO train, banning the use, or requiring the labeling, of all GMO products. Of all of the developed countries in the world, the United States and Canada have yet to jump ship. Why is this? Are we so concerned with money that we would jeopardize the welfare of our citizens. With some of the highest cancer rates (and other health issues) in the world, we should probably take note of the nutritional strategies other nations are implementing and align ourselves with those strategies. Besides, our people are demanding it.

But, instead of GMO labeling, what do we get?

A Website funded by the likes of Monsanto, trying to shift the conversation about labeling and other issues. The site was launched by the agriculture biotech industry — specifically Monsanto, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer CropScience and BASF — calling it a place where you and I can go and pose our most pressing GMO questions. I’m not going to say that every bit of information on the site is false, but would you visit RJR.com to learn about the health risks associated with smoking? I wouldn’t think so. However, the tobacco industry has been using this tactic for years.

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What Can You Do?

A recent poll, conducted earlier this year by The New York Times shows that three-quarters of Americans are concerned about the number of genetically modified or engineered foods. And a staggering 93 percent of them support mandatory labeling of GMO products. It is now the responsibility of policy writers and legislators to see that this public outcry makes its way to a bill.

You can help push your local and state representatives by telling the FDA that you wish to have your foods labeled as Genetically Modified. Visit this site to voice your opinion and protect your right to know what’s in your food.

~~FULL READ/SOURCE/FULL ARTICLE~~

http://www.forkstofeet.com/2013/07/the-importance-of-gmo-food-labeling.html

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~~RELATED~~ 

http://www.naturalnews.com/Infographic-GMO-Labeling-Around-the-World.html

~~GMOs explained~~

A public service announcement from the Health Ranger/Natural News

~~Published on Aug 14, 2013~~

This short, 3-minute video is the perfect way to introduce new people to the subject of GMOs.

The video reveals where GMOs come from, why they’re used and why they cause organ damage and cancer in mammals. It also explains how to avoid GMOs by shopping for USDA certified organic foods. The short duration of the video makes it perfect for viewing by new people who either aren’t familiar with the problem of GMOs or who don’t want to sit through a long-duration documentary.

Also covered in the short video is the concept of “genetic pollution” — how GMOs threaten the viability of global agriculture by turning the entire planet into a mad science genetics experiment with potentially catastrophic results.

http://www.NaturalNews.com

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4 thoughts on “MEDICAL CORNER …. THE IMPORTANCE OF GMO FOOD LABELING …. Where’s the USA?

  1. In answer to your question, “Are we so concerned with money that we would jeopardize the welfare of our citizens?” the answer is, of course, “Yes.” Since my daughter, Fern, is suffering with the chronic illness, M.E. ( http://sunshinebrightblog.wordpress.com/category/m-e/ ), she buys organic food, and eats as healthy a diet as she can. She particularly avoids dairy products and beef, as tests have shown she has sensitivities to those. Sensitivities are different from allergies. GREED. They want to kill us all!

    Excellent post, Horty. Thanks.

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    • TY, Carol … this is a topic very dear to my heart. I have no proof but I’m sure that many medical illnesses have their root in what we eat, what is poured into our environment as well as the fast pace of our lives.

      Sad to say, I don’t see any change coming soon. Yes, it’s all $$ and greed!! hugs …..

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