If you have been anywhere in the world in the last few years you have most likely heard about GMO foods. There is a lot of opposition to them, but why? It reminds me of the high fructose corn syrup commercials, when they are questioned about it “you know what they say don’t you!?” “what?”… “uh…” like the other person is an idiot? Did you happen to see that the commercials were put on by the corn refiners association? They don’t have any “interest” in selling more! Same deal with GMO, they want it to be a shroud of mystery, they don’t want us to think about it why? Because they have a vested interest in selling you more GMO corn.
So when you start to look into this subject there are some road blocks. What I mean is the testing that has been done has only been done on animals, well technically they are “testing” us because no one knows the true life long affects of GMO products. Here’s what they have figured out in the animals, GMO products cause:
- Organ Failure
- Low Birth Weight
- Destruction of Bees & Butterflies
The problem is that there are no labeling requirements for GMO products. We just discovered some corn meal in our house, we are pretty sure it’s GMO and now it’s going in the trash. Hubby doesn’t want to feed it to the chickens (duh, do we want dead chickens or modified eggs?) when I asked what he was going to do with it, he said we could burn it like the Haitians! I chucked, but did you hear this? After the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Monsanto (the GMO makers) sent GMO seeds to Haiti, do you know these people are smarter than us? They burned the junk! Read the article http://www.naturalnews.com/029222_GMOs_Haiti.html
What foods should you and your family avoid? That is hard, right now Monsanto is trying to genetically modify everything under the sun. I told Hubby that I want to pay special attention to our heirloom seeds this year, that way we can start saving those seeds and weed out the rest. Right now the list is short, but these foods are found in almost every processed food. Current GMO foods:
- Soybeans (yes even tofu and soy milk, and soy lecithin)
- Sugar Beets
- Hawaiian Papaya
- Small amounts of Zucchini and Yellow Squash
- Alfalfa for animal feed
Avoiding these foods are key number one, but how do you do it? How can you possibly know everything that contains these foods because they are hidden in plain sight? I found the most amazing site to download FREE (everyone knows how much I like free by now right?) brochures like “Non- GMO shopping guide,” “Doctors’ health warning,” and “The Non-GMO shopping guide brochure” click here for the instant access to the free printable guides and PLEASE share them with friends and family!
Alex Jones does a great 15 minute video about not just GMO foods but poisoned foods in general:
And a movie (10 parts, the attached is 1 of 10 please go to youtube to watch the other 9 videos) that I just started watching and have not yet finished:
Bottom line? Get this junk out of your mouth, out of your house and possibly burn it, I really think the Haitians are on to something there!
- The Genetically Modified Food You Eat Every Day (talesfromthelou.wordpress.com)
- Just Say NO to GMO!! Music video (arealfoodlover.wordpress.com)
- Helpful Tips for Avoiding GMOs (habwwe.wordpress.com)
- GMO Foods (betsywild.wordpress.com)