GMO foods and you!
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#22 Aug 1, 2014
While effects may be only starting to surface amongst humans, tests on animals have been going on for a longer period of time. As a result, animals have been suffering because of the health complications brought on by GMOs. Jeffrey M. Smith, a leader in promoting healthier non-GMO food choices, writes in the introduction to his book, Genetic Roulette about the many side effects of GMOs that were displayed during animal testing:

Lab animals tested with GM foods had stunted growth, impaired immune systems, bleeding stomachs, abnormal and potentially cancerous cell growth in the intestines, impaired blood cell development, misshapen cell structures in the liver, pancreas, and testicles, altered gene expression and cell metabolism, liver and kidney lesions, partially atrophied livers, inflamed kidneys, less developed brains and testicles, enlarged livers, pancreases, and intestines reduced digestive enzymes, higher blood sugar, inflamed lung tissue, increased death rates and higher offspring mortality.(Smith,“Genetic Roulette” 5)

Looking at the results of GMOs on animals demonstrates how consuming these mutations can lead to serious health risks. So not only are most body parts affected, the animal’s lifespans are shortened and their offspring have a lower chance of survival. If this were any indication as to how humans will be affected after long-term exposure to GMOs, then I would not want to eat something that could harm my bodily organs, endanger my life and the lives of any future children.

As shocking as the statistics about animals are, even more so is the potential for increased chances of disease and cancerous cells to produce. Cancer is a disease that is caused by a lack of vitamins and the poisonous chemical substances found in our food (Nacci 25). By adding more chemicals to our foods, chances of developing the degenerative disease only increase. An Italian physician named Giuseppe Nacci confirms this idea by explaining how the changes of our composition can increase our chances for disease:“The delicate biochemical balance of the human race depends on plant species remaining integral, just as evolution created them, because the health of every one of us is based on the biochemical human cell…through the complexity of the DNA, on the use of thousands of vitamins and of the herbal-chemical compounds present in nature”(Nacci 25). By changing the biochemical balance within our bodies by consuming GMOs we are ultimately adding harmful toxins. Nacci continues by acknowledging “the majority of genes used in GE come from living species which have never been a part of the human food chain and actually come from the DNA not of plants but of animals, bacteria or viruses and/or transgenic retroviruses”(Nacci 26). These modifications can cause irreparable damage though a balanced diet of organic foods that have not been genetically changed we can return to a diet that have kept us alive and well for centuries. Adding genes, chemicals and other harmful toxins can only negatively hurt our normal bodily functions and increase our chances of developing more serious diseases in the future.
UIdiotRaceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

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#23 Aug 1, 2014
While effects may be only starting to surface amongst humans, tests on animals have been going on for a longer period of time. As a result, animals have been suffering because of the health complications brought on by GMOs. Jeffrey M. Smith, a leader in promoting healthier non-GMO food choices, writes in the introduction to his book, Genetic Roulette about the many side effects of GMOs that were displayed during animal testing:

Lab animals tested with GM foods had stunted growth, impaired immune systems, bleeding stomachs, abnormal and potentially cancerous cell growth in the intestines, impaired blood cell development, misshapen cell structures in the liver, pancreas, and testicles, altered gene expression and cell metabolism, liver and kidney lesions, partially atrophied livers, inflamed kidneys, less developed brains and testicles, enlarged livers, pancreases, and intestines reduced digestive enzymes, higher blood sugar, inflamed lung tissue, increased death rates and higher offspring mortality.(Smith,“Genetic Roulette” 5)
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#24 Aug 1, 2014
Looking at the results of GMOs on animals demonstrates how consuming these mutations can lead to serious health risks. So not only are most body parts affected, the animal’s lifespans are shortened and their offspring have a lower chance of survival. If this were any indication as to how humans will be affected after long-term exposure to GMOs, then I would not want to eat something that could harm my bodily organs, endanger my life and the lives of any future children.

As shocking as the statistics about animals are, even more so is the potential for increased chances of disease and cancerous cells to produce. Cancer is a disease that is caused by a lack of vitamins and the poisonous chemical substances found in our food (Nacci 25). By adding more chemicals to our foods, chances of developing the degenerative disease only increase. An Italian physician named Giuseppe Nacci confirms this idea by explaining how the changes of our composition can increase our chances for disease:“The delicate biochemical balance of the human race depends on plant species remaining integral, just as evolution created them, because the health of every one of us is based on the biochemical human cell…through the complexity of the DNA, on the use of thousands of vitamins and of the herbal-chemical compounds present in nature”(Nacci 25). By changing the biochemical balance within our bodies by consuming GMOs we are ultimately adding harmful toxins. Nacci continues by acknowledging “the majority of genes used in GE come from living species which have never been a part of the human food chain and actually come from the DNA not of plants but of animals, bacteria or viruses and/or transgenic retroviruses”(Nacci 26). These modifications can cause irreparable damage though a balanced diet of organic foods that have not been genetically changed we can return to a diet that have kept us alive and well for centuries. Adding genes, chemicals and other harmful toxins can only negatively hurt our normal bodily functions and increase our chances of developing more serious diseases in the future.

Despite how much healthier organically grown food is for our bodies, many farms are losing business to larger companies who support GM crops. For example, corporations like Delta & Pine Land Co. developed a gene cleverly called the “Terminator gene.” What this means is that the “gene causes a plant to effectively commit suicide, by producing a sterile seed”(Arkansas Times) and cannot be used again for the next planting season. This benefits the companies that sell the seeds as at the end of each season; farmers must purchase new seeds. While the GM seeds are sold at a lower price than other seeds, because they cannot be used for the next planting season, the cost of these cheaper seeds increase over time. This means even more money comes out of the farmers’ pockets. By not being able to save the seeds from the previous year, farmers struggle to keep their farms alive and have no way of returning to the organic farming they had done previously. Once a GM crop is planted on a farm, or even someplace nearby, there is always the constant threat of cross pollination resulting in unwanted and unnecessary trouble with large corporations who own the patent:“You will be sued. Even though you did nothing intentionally wrong, the courts (based on rulings so far) will side with the big business. Your seed stores will be destroyed. You will go bankrupt. Or you’ll settle, at a significant financial lose”(Arkansas Times). Even farms that chose not to use GM seeds are under the constant threat of the larger corporations taking over their business. No matter which way farmers turn, they are faced with the troubles of GMOs whether they want to grow them, or not.
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#25 Aug 1, 2014
While some may argue that only a small number of GMO crops are commercialized for human consumption, there are countless more on the list than one may think. According to Jared Diamond in his book, Collapse, he claims that “virtually all GM crop production at present is of just four crops (soybeans, corn, canola, and cotton) not eaten directly by humans but used for animal fodder, oil, or clothing”(508). Using the word directly implies that down the line we are exposed to the GMOs present in these products. For example, humans digest the animals that have been in contact with GMOs, which results in exposure. We use canola oil in cooking and wear clothes daily, meaning even more contact with the unsafe toxins. Some scientists attempt to argue that GMOs are perfectly safe for human feasting, more and more data surfaces claiming otherwise. Many GM crops “contain its own built-in pesticides…when bugs take a bite of the GM plant, the toxins split open their stomach and kill them”(Smith,“Genetically Modified Food Is Not Safe 18). With this in mind, we ingest these “safe” crops every single day despite their ability to kill other living things from the inside out. Those that argue for GMOs insisting that they are safe to eat should consider the negative effects of the food and reevaluate their position on GMOs.

As a part of a solution to eliminate the intake of GMOs, I propose that GMOs be labeled along with the nutritional values. Presently, the United States is one of the few countries left that does not require GMOs to be labeled (Label GMOs). However, in a 2007 poll, only 11 percent of participants said that they would knowingly eat GMOs while most of the others would try to avoid the mutations (Lapudus 31). If we were to label GMOs on the nutritional label found on all food products, we would be able to see what food we eat on a daily basis and decrease our intake of GMOs for the sake of our health. Groups such as “California’s Right to Know” are petitioning for the labeling of GMOs to be a requirement for all food products so that shoppers can be cautious of what foods they buy and make more informed decisions. By knowing exactly what we are eating, we can make more informed choices about our food, which can only prolong our health.

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#26 Aug 1, 2014
In order to look forward to a long and healthy future, we need to focus on local farmers who still choose to grow their crops the “natural way.” Foods that are grown organically have shown to be beneficial for our bodies because they contain vitamins and minerals that are not combined with chemicals which dilute their effectiveness (Hinduism Today). In his article “The land ethic,” Aldo Leopold writes,“the conquering role is eventually self-defeating”(23). As we attempt to conquer the food industry by imposing our own rules on how to generate food, we are essentially going to defeat ourselves at our own game. Rather than creating foods that contain GMOs, we should focus more on the naturally occurring wonders that nature has performed for millions of years. Shiv Visvanathan writes,“that nature was not just an object of experiment or a source but a part of a way of life”(152). Nature is a way of life, something that is not to be manipulated or changed. Organic farmers are an excellent example of people who decided to work with nature, rather than against it.

Another way we can take a stand against GMOs is by supporting farmers that continue to grow food organically. In an interview with Nancy Gammons, who works with Four Sisters Farm in Colorado says in response to why they grow their produce organically that,“First of all, it’s healthy! Anything that is toxic enough to kill one living thing will do harm to all living things. As a farm we have chosen to do as little harm as possible”(Gammons). Inspired by J. I. Rodale, who was an advocator for organic food, the farm tries to refrain from using pesticides whenever possible. Rodale’s “agricultural methods and health benefits of growing food without synthetic chemicals”(Pollan 142) are said to be what started the organic revolution and Four Sisters Farms wishes to keep that dream alive. If we support farms who’s purpose is to be as sustainable as possible, we are doing our part to eliminate GMOs because organic farms are able to continuing growing their produce and stay in business. By supporting these farms they do not have to fall victim to large corporations who “by their nature, are always trying to take more market share, therefore taking from smaller businesses”(Gammons). Farmers that are sucked into corporations with the promise of making money struggle to escape the debt they accrue by the end of the next planting season. Purchasing food that is grown locally and without the use of GMOs, we can preserve the businesses that still choose to grow their food the natural way while also increasing our lifespan and overall health.
UIdiotRaceMAKEWO RLDPEACE

United States

#27 Aug 1, 2014
One way to become more aware of what we consume is by downloading an application on your smartphone that helps you locate and avoid products that contain GM ingredients. The app is called “True Food Shoppers Guide” and is compatible with iPhones, iPod Touches, iPads and Android phones. The app is extremely easy to use and offers information about the products that contain GMOs as well as tips on how to avoid them. Products that do not contain any GMOs are also listed so that customers can decide between two different brands that are similar but differ in GMO content. The “Four Simple Tips” feature tells the buyer how to avoid GMOs in any product they choose to buy. For those who are unable to download the app, there is a printable version available so that even those with less familiarity with technology can still be informed (The True Food Network). By making the information more accessible to the general public, more awareness can be spread about the foods we consume and how we can avoid GMOs.

Now what should we do with all of this information? GMOs have not been adequately tested on humans and is just one of the many reasons why they should not be consumed. With their long list of side effects that are present in animals, soon enough humans will be affected as well. Taking a stand against GMOs is key. If we want local farmers to continue growing their crops without genetic mutations, we need to support them by buying their produce rather than a brand name. Not only does buying locally grown produce healthier, but also gives promise that the healthy food you are purchasing will still be available for years to come. Although the pricing may differ, you are paying for the quality of the food and essentially, your quality of life. GMOs were not meant to be consumed and conflict with our body’s natural biochemical balance. By consuming GMOs you are putting your own life at risk. It’s your body and only you can decide what to put in it.
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#28 Aug 1, 2014
Bibliography

“Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.” ERS/USDA Data. Web. 12 May 2012. < http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/biotechcrops/> ;.

“A Collaborative Initiative Working to Ensure the Sustained Availability of Non-GMO Options.” The Non-GMO Project. Web. 06 May 2012. < http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/gmos-... ;.

“Dangers of Genetic Engineering in Agriculture.” Dangers of Genetic Engineering&#61591;Campaig n for Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food. Web. 30 Apr. 2012. < http://www.safe-food.org/-issue/dangers.html&... ;.

Diamond, Jared M. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Penguin, 2011. Print.

Gammons, Nancy.“Four Sisters Farm.” E-mail interview. 30 Apr. 2012.

“Label GMOs-California Committee For The Right to Know.” LabelGMOs. Web. 03 May 2012. < http://www.labelgmos.org/the_science_genetica... ;.

Lapidus, Jennifer.“Genetically Modified Food Should Be Labeled.” Genetically Modified Food. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2009. 31-36. Print.

Leopold, Aldo.“The Land Ethic.” The Environmental Responsibility Reader. London: Zed, 2009. 22-27. Print.

Nacci, Giuseppe.“Genetically Modified Food Can Cause Disease.” Genetically Modified Food. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2009. 24-30. Print.

“Organic Foods.”: Understanding Organic Food Labels, Benefits, and Claims. Web. 04 May 2012. < http://www.helpguide.org/life/organic_foods_p... ;.

Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006. Print.

“Revealed: The Glyphosate Research the GM Soy Lobby Doesn’t Want You to Read.” The Ecologist. Web. 12 May 2012. < http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comment... ;.

Schonwald, Josh. The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food. New York: Harper, 2012. Print.

Shiva, Vandana.“Golden Rice: When Science Goes Awry.” Hinduism Today Apr 30 2001: 58-. Alt-PressWatch; Ethnic NewsWatch. Web. 30 Apr. 2012 .

Shiva, Vandana. Manifestos on the Future of Food & Seed. Cambridge, MA: South End, 2007. Print.

Smith, Jeffrey M. Genetically Modified Food Is Not Safe. Genetically Modified Food. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2009. Print.

Smith, Jeffrey M. Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. Fairfield, IA: Yes!, 2007. Print.

“The True Food Network.” The True Food Network. Web. 04 May 2012. < http://truefoodnow.org/shoppers-guide/> ;.

Visvanathan, Shiv.“Knowledge, Justice and Democracy.” The Environmental Responsibility Reader. London: Zed, 2009. 150-58. Print.

“Which Foods Contain GMOs?| NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering.” NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering. Web. 04 May 2012. < http://www.nwrage.org/content/which-foods-con... ;.

Whitworth, Katherine.“Arkansas Times.” Arkansas News, Politics, Opinion, Restaurants, Music, Movies and Art. Web. 04 May 2012. < http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/frankenfood/... ;.

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#29 Aug 1, 2014
UIdiotRaceMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
U two don't need to bash you brains over it and fight like fruit cakes! Bbahbhaahaaa
Here
Research Paper
Lauren Williamson
L&CS 122
Professor Meneses
Spring 2012
That claims to be a research paper, but there's no research whatsoever in it, just a lot of statements and...it actually includes a bibliography. It's just an opinion piece.

So, I ask again, where's the scientific research demonstrating the harm GMOs are causing?
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#30 Aug 1, 2014
GMO crops. Is there any peer reviewed scientific evidence ...
www.researchgate.net/post/GMO...there_any_pee... ...
Is there any peer reviewed scientific evidence that questions ... find out what dangers may lurk in those ... find attached papers about GMO and glyphosate ..

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#31 Aug 1, 2014
UIdiotRaceMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
Bibliography
“Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.” ERS/USDA Data. Web. 12 May 2012. < http://www.ers.usda.gov/data/biotechcrops/> ;.
“A Collaborative Initiative Working to Ensure the Sustained Availability of Non-GMO Options.” The Non-GMO Project. Web. 06 May 2012. < http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/gmos-... ;.
“Dangers of Genetic Engineering in Agriculture.” Dangers of Genetic Engineering&#61591;Campaig n for Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered Food. Web. 30 Apr. 2012. < http://www.safe-food.org/-issue/dangers.html&... ;.
Diamond, Jared M. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. New York: Penguin, 2011. Print.
Gammons, Nancy.“Four Sisters Farm.” E-mail interview. 30 Apr. 2012.
“Label GMOs-California Committee For The Right to Know.” LabelGMOs. Web. 03 May 2012. < http://www.labelgmos.org/the_science_genetica... ;.
Lapidus, Jennifer.“Genetically Modified Food Should Be Labeled.” Genetically Modified Food. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2009. 31-36. Print.
Leopold, Aldo.“The Land Ethic.” The Environmental Responsibility Reader. London: Zed, 2009. 22-27. Print.
Nacci, Giuseppe.“Genetically Modified Food Can Cause Disease.” Genetically Modified Food. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2009. 24-30. Print.
“Organic Foods.”: Understanding Organic Food Labels, Benefits, and Claims. Web. 04 May 2012. < http://www.helpguide.org/life/organic_foods_p... ;.
Pollan, Michael. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin, 2006. Print.
“Revealed: The Glyphosate Research the GM Soy Lobby Doesn’t Want You to Read.” The Ecologist. Web. 12 May 2012. < http://www.theecologist.org/blogs_and_comment... ;.
Schonwald, Josh. The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food. New York: Harper, 2012. Print.
Shiva, Vandana.“Golden Rice: When Science Goes Awry.” Hinduism Today Apr 30 2001: 58-. Alt-PressWatch; Ethnic NewsWatch. Web. 30 Apr. 2012 .
Shiva, Vandana. Manifestos on the Future of Food & Seed. Cambridge, MA: South End, 2007. Print.
Smith, Jeffrey M. Genetically Modified Food Is Not Safe. Genetically Modified Food. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2009. Print.
Smith, Jeffrey M. Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods. Fairfield, IA: Yes!, 2007. Print.
“The True Food Network.” The True Food Network. Web. 04 May 2012. < http://truefoodnow.org/shoppers-guide/> ;.
Visvanathan, Shiv.“Knowledge, Justice and Democracy.” The Environmental Responsibility Reader. London: Zed, 2009. 150-58. Print.
“Which Foods Contain GMOs?| NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering.” NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering. Web. 04 May 2012. < http://www.nwrage.org/content/which-foods-con... ;.
Whitworth, Katherine.“Arkansas Times.” Arkansas News, Politics, Opinion, Restaurants, Music, Movies and Art. Web. 04 May 2012. < http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/frankenfood/... ;.
Not a single one of the above is a research paper demonstrating toxicity of GMO foods. There's one that demonstrates roundup is dangerous - but we already know you shouldn't consume herbicides.

Basically, you're proving my point.

GMO = new genes. Genes produce proteins. You then consume and digest them. The only way that would be unhealthy is if the product of the genes was somehow toxic, i.e., if the protein produced by the introduced gene was somehow not a part of nature, was new to the human diet, or was taken from a noxious organism.

So far, haven't seen anything to demonstrate that.
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#32 Aug 1, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Not a single one of the above is a research paper demonstrating toxicity of GMO foods. There's one that demonstrates roundup is dangerous - but we already know you shouldn't consume herbicides.
Basically, you're proving my point.
GMO = new genes. Genes produce proteins. You then consume and digest them. The only way that would be unhealthy is if the product of the genes was somehow toxic, i.e., if the protein produced by the introduced gene was somehow not a part of nature, was new to the human diet, or was taken from a noxious organism.
So far, haven't seen anything to demonstrate that.
Then you may have to subscribe to Scientific Research paper site on the topic, pay a fee to access them, as hard to acquire on the internet, if u lucky you find what you need for your research paper...

Maybe you do research Dr Huber - A toxicologist on GMO foods! look up his scientific research on GMO and "Glyphosate"

Starting piont! http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/ar...
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#33 Aug 1, 2014

There are NO peer-reviewed scientific papers establishing the safety of GMO crops. There are, however, both clinical and peer-reviewed scientific papers showing the hazards of GMO crops, including harmful secondary effects
Epidemiological patterns show there’s an identical rise in over 30 human diseases alongside our increased usage of glyphosate and the increased prevalence of genetically engineered proteins in our food
Glyphosate is not “just” an herbicide. It was originally patented as a mineral chelator. It immobilizes nutrients, making them unavailable for your body. It’s also patented as a potent antibiotic that can devastate human gut bacteria
The EPA recently doubled the amount of glyphosate allowed in food. Soybean oil is now allowed to contain a whopping 400 times the limit at which it can impact your health


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There are NO peer-reviewed scientific papers establishing the safety of GMO crops. There are, however, both clinical and peer-reviewed scientific papers showing the hazards of GMO crops, including harmful secondary effects
Epidemiological patterns show there’s an identical rise in over 30 human diseases alongside our increased usage of glyphosate and the increased prevalence of genetically engineered proteins in our food
Glyphosate is not “just” an herbicide. It was originally patented as a mineral chelator. It immobilizes nutrients, making them unavailable for your body. It’s also patented as a potent antibiotic that can devastate human gut bacteria
The EPA recently doubled the amount of glyphosate allowed in food. Soybean oil is now allowed to contain a whopping 400 times the limit at which it can impact your health
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#34 Aug 1, 2014
Toxicology Expert Speaks Out About Roundup and GMOs
October 06, 2013 by Dr Huber.
Dr. Don Huber is likely the leading GMO expert in the world. He is an award-winning, internationally recognized scientist, and professor of plant pathology at Purdue University for the past 35 years.
His agriculture research is focused on the epidemiology and control of soil-borne plant pathogens, with specific emphasis on microbial ecology, cultural and biological controls, and the physiology of host-parasite relationships.
His research over the past few decades has led him to become very outspoken against genetically modified organisms (GMO) and genetically engineered (GE) foods and the use of Roundup in agriculture in general.
He’s really one of the best scientists we have in the GMO movement for documenting the dangers of genetically engineered foods.
“I appreciate the opportunity to share a little bit of my research and the research of many other scientists who are expressing concern; recognizing that we’ve missed the boat in much of this discussion and much of the process, because it’s really a food and health safety issue that we’re dealing with here,” he says.
Three Things You Need to Know About GMOs
There’s a lot of confusion about the basic validity of concerns about genetically engineered (GE) foods. Many have been deceived into thinking that there’s really no difference between GE foods and conventional fare, and all these worries are just paranoid fear-mongering.
According to Dr. Huber, the following three facts are some of the most important that everyone needs to understand about GMOs:
Despite what the media and so-called “experts” proclaim, there are NO peer-reviewed scientific papers establishing the safety of GMO crops.
According to Dr. Huber, so far, no one has been able to establish that there’s a safety factor to either the genetically engineered proteins (i.e. the foreign proteins produced by the genetically modified plant) or the chemicals we’re consuming in ever larger quantities as a result of the genetic engineering process.
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#35 Aug 1, 2014
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There are, however, both clinical and peer-reviewed scientific papers showing the hazards of GMO crops, including harmful secondary effects.
“A group of us met with top USDA administrators. They assured us that they based all their decisions on peer-reviewed science. When we asked them if they would share any of that, they were unable to produce any,” he says.
Epidemiological patterns show there’s an identical rise in over 30 human diseases correlated with our increased usage of glyphosate and the increased prevalence of genetically engineered proteins in our food.
Genetically engineered foods, as well as conventional crops that are heavily sprayed with glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup), have lower nutrient density than organic foods. They also contain high amounts of pesticides with documented harmful health effects, along with novel, highly allergenic, proteins.
Little-Known Facts About Glyphosate
You can’t really discuss genetic engineering without also addressing the chemicals these plants are engineered to tolerate. About 85 percent of all genetically engineered plants are herbicide-tolerant—designed to tolerate very high levels of herbicides, glyphosate in particular. These are the so-called Roundup Ready crops.
It’s important to realize that glyphosate is not “just” an herbicide. As explained by Dr. Huber, it was first patented as a mineral chelator. It immobilizes nutrients, so they’re not physiologically available for your body.
“You may have the mineral [in the plant], but if it’s chelated with glyphosate, it’s not going to be available physiologically for you to use, so you’re just eating a piece of gravel,” Dr. Huber says.
Naturally, health effects are bound to occur if you’re consistently eating foods from which your body cannot extract critical nutrients and minerals. Mineral deficiencies can lead to developmental and mental health issues, for example. Glyphosate is also patented as an antibiotic—and a very effective one at that— against a large number of beneficial organisms. Unfortunately, like all antibiotics, it also kills vitally important beneficial soil bacteria and human gut bacteria.
“Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Enterococcus faecalis—these are organisms that keep you healthy either by providing accessibility to the minerals in your food or producing many of the vitamins that you need for life. They’re also the natural biological defenses to keep Clostridium, Salmonella, and E.coli from developing in your system,” Dr. Huber explains.
“When you take the good bacteria out, then the bad bacteria fill that void, because there aren’t any voids in nature. We have all of these gut-related problems, whether it’s autism, leaky gut, C. difficile diarrhea, gluten intolerance, or any of the other problems. All of these diseases are an expression of disruption of that intestinal microflora that keeps you healthy.”
Glyphosate was first patented as a chelator in 1964 by Stauffer Chemical Co. It was patented by Monsanto and introduced as an herbicide in 1974. And then in 1996, Roundup Ready crops hit the market. There’s been a steep increase in the usage of Roundup since then, because you can apply it multiple times without damaging your crop. Making matters worse, they’re now also using glyphosate as a ripening agent—even for non-GMO crops. It’s applied right before harvest time to ripen off the crop.
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#36 Aug 1, 2014
Dr. Huber: Things You Need to Know About GMO and Roundup
articles.mercola.com/.../archive/2013/10/06/d...
Oct 06, 2013 ·... scientific papers showing the hazards of GMO ... the GMO movement for documenting the dangers of ... of GMO crops. According to Dr. Huber,.

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#37 Aug 1, 2014
UIdiotRaceMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
Dr. Huber: Things You Need to Know About GMO and Roundup
articles.mercola.com/.../archive/2013/10/06/d...
Oct 06, 2013 ·... scientific papers showing the hazards of GMO ... the GMO movement for documenting the dangers of ... of GMO crops. According to Dr. Huber,.
Mercola is a quack. He has posted articles on how dangerous honey is for you. Clearly not a source to be trusted.

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#38 Aug 1, 2014
UIdiotRaceMAKEWORLDPEACE wrote:
There are NO peer-reviewed scientific papers establishing the safety of GMO crops. There are, however, both clinical and peer-reviewed scientific papers showing the hazards of GMO crops, including harmful secondary effects
Epidemiological patterns show there’s an identical rise in over 30 human diseases alongside our increased usage of glyphosate and the increased prevalence of genetically engineered proteins in our food
Glyphosate is not “just” an herbicide. It was originally patented as a mineral chelator. It immobilizes nutrients, making them unavailable for your body. It’s also patented as a potent antibiotic that can devastate human gut bacteria
By Dr. Mercola
So...no scientific studies, hey?

You guy scan keep posting masses and masses of news pieces or endorsement pieces by quacks - that's NOT science.

I want to see a scientific research paper demonstrating that GMO foods are dangerous, not some crazy website that plays on your fears.

Dr. Mercola is an idiot. He's been sent letters from the FDA ordering him to stop making false claims on his websites and his information is just his biased opinion.

http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/9-reasons...

" Mercola.com is a horrible chimera of tabloid journalism, late-night infomercials, and amateur pre-scientific medicine, and is the primary web presence of Joseph Mercola."

So...again...no scientific evidence to back up your claims? Just stuff you really believe in.
UidiotRaceMakeWo rldPEace

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#39 Aug 1, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
Mercola is a quack. He has posted articles on how dangerous honey is for you. Clearly not a source to be trusted.
I don't now , not my field of expertise! How you know, you also a toxicologist...?
Bahhahaaa

What you know about Honey?

Bhahahaa

“A sentient umbrella speaks”

Since: Mar 11

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#40 Aug 1, 2014
UidiotRaceMakeWorldPEace wrote:
<quoted text> I don't now , not my field of expertise! How you know, you also a toxicologist...?
Bahhahaaa
What you know about Honey?
Bhahahaa
I'm not a toxicologist.

Honey is great, good for you, medicinal. The first sugar turned into alcohol in humans. I just made mead! Yum!
UidiotRaceMakeWo rldPEace

United States

#41 Aug 1, 2014
Hidingfromyou wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not a toxicologist.
Honey is great, good for you, medicinal. The first sugar turned into alcohol in humans. I just made mead! Yum!
you been taking in Processed honey and not know about Raw Honey. Really Raw honey will give you , what?

There you go you not a toxicologist and u no different than a quack! Whether he quack or not a quack! And you support FDA on that GMO food are good for you, OK?
You must be expert on GMO food, there you go? bhahahaaa

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