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The Hidden Dangers of GM Foods

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The Hidden Dangers of GM Foods

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When deciding what’s healthy and what’s not, it pays to take note of what the actual experts are saying, as opposed to just listening to industry propaganda regurgitated by talking heads in the mass media and government health agencies.

Wake Up World has assembled a list of foods that are avoided by people who know the facts.

Here are a few examples:

Genetically engineered (GE) foods: Not only do genetically modified (GM) foods encourage the massive spraying of insecticides, but studies have shown that pesticide-producing genes in these foods transfer to your intestinal flora. GM foods come with a staggering environmental, political, economic, and social cost.

Canned tomatoes: Food can lining contains bisphenol-A (BPA), a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to many illnesses. The problem worsens when the cans contain acidic food such as tomatoes, which leach BPA into the food.

Corn-fed beef: Cattle evolved to eat grass rather than corn. But modern cattle are fed so as to fatten them up faster, not to keep them healthy. The result is beef that is much less nutritious.

Microwave popcorn: Chemicals that line the bag, such as PFOA, have been linked to infertility in humans and various forms of cancer in animal tests.

To see the rest of the list, please see the original article.

Here, I’ll focus on the issue of genetically engineered foods, as I believe that is one of the most pressing dangers facing us as a species.

As Humans, We Are Part of the Ecological System

While industry giants like Monsanto hold fast to the claim that genetically engineered (GE) foods are completely safe, those who have actually taken the time to investigate this issue have come to horrific conclusions. Alternative terms for GE foods include genetically modified (GM), or GMO (genetically modified organism).

Everyone really needs to understand that agriculture is a system based on inter-related factors. In order to maintain ecological balance and health, you must understand how the system works as a whole, and realize that any time you alter one part of that system, you change the interaction of all the other components as well, because they work together.

This is the fundamental problem with genetically engineered foods of all kinds.

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Dr. Mercola has been passionate about health and technology for most of his life. As a doctor of osteopathic medicine, he treated many thousands of patients for over 20 years. In the mid 90ís he integrated his passion for natural health with modern technology via the internet and developed a website, Mercola.com to spread the word about natural ways to achieve optimal health.

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2:53PM PST on Mar 10, 2012

Good info in article, so thanks.

7:22AM PST on Mar 10, 2012

Monsanto - eE VILE

4:50AM PST on Mar 10, 2012

Great article. We can protect ourselves by not eating modified, poisonous cancer causing food

4:00PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

Good info in article, so thanks...

2:59PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

another point not in the article is that, since the "Roundup" chemicals cannot be washed off the produce, and 80% of all GM corn and soybeans are actually used as animal feed, these animals are ingesting MASSIVE amounts of these chemicals, then slaughtered and fed to people all across the country, who, obviously, in turn, are eating food tainted by these chemicals...there HAS to be health ramifications from that...I watched a documentary the other week called "The disappearing male", about how there is now a preponderance towards babies being born female, and the rest that are male, have a large proportion , once reaching puberty, of having a very low sperm count...wonder if there is a correllation here or not...either way...all that "Tainted" meat can't be good in the long run anyway!!! As has been said before though..."Control the food, you control the people" . Stand up and fight as hard as you can to protect the food you eat!!

12:30PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

How can we STOP this crime....invadind worldwide with little chance of making an option , when we live in a city.....

Thanks and hope people AWAKE soon !!

12:19PM PST on Mar 9, 2012

Thanks for the info,great post:)

5:39AM PST on Mar 9, 2012

Good post.

5:20AM PST on Mar 9, 2012

As Rewati J stated, a lot of food in the supermarkets is already genetically modified. I live in CT and recently heard a radio interview regarding having laws passed that force companies to label genetically modified foods so consumers can make a choice as to whether [they] want to purchase the food. But, as the article states, companies are genetically modifying foods to make them as cheap as possible to grow for the companies that sell said foods (and make a hefty profit), but they're not healthy for humans (and farm animals) to eat. It's a very sad world we live in, where everything is centered around the almighty dollar. I understand that the US is in an economic crisis, but our food supply shouldn't be tampered with. Think of how costs for healthcare could decrease if people weren't getting sick from eating overprocessed and GMO food. The whole world could be a better place.

3:46AM PST on Mar 9, 2012

A lot of food that we eat today contains genetically modified ingredients and usually without our knowledge.
I would like to share a documentary "Bad Seed - The Truth About Our Food", documentary examines the issue of genetic engineering of food from the real-world perspectives of leading scientists, farmers, food safety advocates and the victims of genetically engineered products. It exposes a heinous scheme by large corporations with long criminal histories to gain control over the world's food supply by infecting food crops with patented DNA.

To watch documentary visit- http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/6501/

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