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Scary Health Effects of GM Foods

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Scary Health Effects of GM Foods

Dr. Don Huber is an expert in an area of science that relates to the toxicity of genetically engineered (GE) foods.

(Alternative terms for GE foods include genetically modified (GM), or “GMO” for genetically modified organism.)

His specific areas of training include soil-borne diseases, microbial ecology, and host-parasite relationships.

Dr. Huber also taught plant pathology, soil microbiology, and micro-ecological interactions as they relate to plant disease as a staff Professor at Purdue University for 35 years.

GE Crops are Breaking the Agricultural System

Agriculture is a complete ‘system’ based on inter-related factors, and in order to maintain ecological balance and health, you must understand how that system works as a whole.

Any time you change one part of that system, you change the interaction of all the other components, because they work together.

It is simply impossible to change just one minor aspect without altering the entire system.

Dr. Huber’s research, which spans over 55 years, has been devoted to looking at how the agricultural system can be managed for more effective crop production, better disease control, improved nutrition, and safety. The introduction of genetically engineered crops has dramatically affected and changed all agricultural components:

  • The plants
  • The physical environment
  • The dynamics of the biological environment, and
  • Pests and diseases (plant, animal, and human diseases)

In this interview, Dr. Huber reveals a number of shocking facts that need to become common knowledge in order to stop this catastrophic alteration and destruction of our environment, our food supply, and ultimately, our own biology.

I urge you to listen to the interview in its entirety, or read through the transcript to fully appreciate the importance of this development.

Herbicides and Pesticides Immobilize Specific Nutrients

One of the major modifications done to genetically engineered food crops is the introduction of herbicide resistance. Monsanto is the leader in this field, with their patented Roundup Ready corn, cotton, soybean and sugar beets, which can survive otherwise lethal doses of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Roundup.

The working premise is that by making the plants resistant to the herbicide, farmers can increase yield by cutting down on weed growth. This premise has been found to be severely flawed however, as farmers around the world are now losing acreage to glyphosate-resistant super-weeds at an alarming rate. According to the British Institute of Science in Society, the US has fared the worst, now combating 13 different glyphosate-resistant weed species in 73 different locations.

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9:27AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

GE's GMO's and GM's aredangerious to our bodies to our lands and to the animals that nibble on such lands. And unfortunately those who are going into Bio Engineering right out of college are being taught that these type of foods are grand for these products as contain HGH --- for increasing the size of the product: "they get so big, plump and juicy".

On a personal note I went thru a disease unnaturally mande up of the HGH, hence if I were to eat such it would literally endanger my body and potentially my life.

Seeds are being hybred with pesticides and HGH ----hence these chemicals take nutrients away from the food yet they are being termed Organic!
Something is very wrong when Drs. Such as Dr. Huber know the truth of such!

10:04AM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

The trouble with this engineering is that it started with flowers. It had the ability to change colors, perfect shapes and overall brought many new flowers to our tables....But luckily we don't have to ingest them.
To put edible flowers in your food they must be grown preferably in your yard without pesticides or pesticide laden dirt. From an old florist.

3:35PM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

I wonder how the GMO corn affects the new cat litter products being hawked as safer and better able to absorb? If it's made from corn husks and cobs of GMO corn, is it poisonous to cats?

I have friends who have been using it, and they seem oblivious to the thought that it could be detrimental to their cats' health. I honestly don't know if it is. Perhaps someone more informed than I am can do a study.

11:14AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

Without any "proof" whatsoever, GE/GM/GMO is scary enuf!
With proof .... YIKES!!!!!
Thanks for sharing! i'll pass it on to my family & friends!
:-( :-/ :-( :-/ :-(

8:29AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

This is so scary. I stopped being able to digest corn years ago and stopped buying it. But looking at the ingredients on the one item I buy, gravy mix it has corn in it. Have sent the link to a friend who is friends with farmers here in Canada. Hopefully this article will be read by the folk who grow our food and help them to make the right decisions.

7:07AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

Thanks very informative I have sent a link to several friends.

2:34AM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

I find this really worrying but will continue to campaign against GM especially in Europe. The US has been so conned by the GM lobby.

6:10PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

BSAF or is it BASF Chemical company recently moved out or were kicked out of Germany and found a new home in the US, State of NC. They specialize in Genetic Modified (GM) Foods ... all of which US Congressmen and women for whatever reason(s), money most likely are backing with their full support. A very sad day in deed for Americans when they begin eating Genetic Modified Foods. Someone behind the sceens of all this apparently wants to wipe out human life or alter it as we know it. .... truly sad is that people in America are not taking a strong enough stand against this like the people in Germany, otherwise this company would not have had a place to grow in America. This will be like eating plastic, hope you will enjoy eating your red, blue or yellow plate. America, you had better wake up!

1:17PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

The only food, which you can truly trust...is what you grow in your own Organic garden!

1:00PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Although I have a question.
I researched Goss's Wilt and found from the Univ. of Iowa that it first became prevalent in Nebraska in the late '60's/70's. GMO corn was not introduced to markets until 1996, according to Wikipedia.
So the prevalence of the wilt may not be completely the fault of the glyphosate, but I agree with the premise that the way it's being treated now (Greenspire )by a new fungicide is not optimal. According to the products website, it becomes part of the plant! Like it's a GOOD thing!

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