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The Truth About Frankenfoods

Recent media reporting has raised the issue of food shortages as crops are diverted to bio-fuel production. In theory, replacing fossil fuels with plant-based alternatives seems like a great idea, and eventually, technology may provide solutions that do not affect the food supply, cause widespread damage to land cleared for “fuel crops,” or wipe out indigenous species for the sake of high-yield bio-fuel species.

Supporters of GM foods are exploiting this “crisis” by insisting genetically engineered crops are the only way to deal with the food shortage, to ensure crops can grow on tired, nutrient-weak, drought-susceptible soil (all signs of over-farming and potentially climate-change factors). Lobbyists have seen a crack in Europe’s closed door and they have stuck their foot in. Let us hope that the European nations stick to their guns —GM foods have become a global, uncontrolled experiment. The long-term impact is unknown and companies like Monsanto are happy to keep the public and farmers in the dark, playing on their fears of food scarcity, poor harvests, or employing more ominous tactics.

Did you know 18 percent of all genetically modified seeds have been engineered to produce their own pesticides? That alone makes foods grown from these seeds potentially harmful, but there’s more: Research shows that these seeds may continue producing pesticides inside your body once you’ve eaten the food grown from them! Those potatoes are sounding even less appetizing now, aren’t they?

Adapted with permission from The Life Force Diet by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and her new book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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2:54PM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Oh my God, I cannot believe that for the money they can do this with us!!!!!!! Should I die sooner just because somebody wanted to be rich? Eat your GM food yourself and keep it away from the supermarkets!

5:08AM PST on Dec 30, 2012

Scarey, thanks for info!

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4:15PM PST on Dec 29, 2012

Thanks for the info. I suppose all we can trust is what we grow ourselves.

4:09PM PST on Dec 29, 2012

Thank you :)

4:55AM PST on Dec 29, 2012

Thank you

4:21AM PST on Dec 29, 2012

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I'm sorry, Jenna! :-(

4:21AM PST on Dec 29, 2012

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