Genetically Modified Foods: Know the Truth!
Hi Moms! I have some important news for you. The subject matter of this article is intense, but extremely important for moms to understand. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) recently released its position paper on Genetically Modified foods stating that “… GM foods pose a serious health risk.” I know you’re thinking, “Not in America, NO WAY!” The facts I give below could change your life, so please continue to read.
Many cereals, Miracle Whip, sodas, crackers, Pop Tarts, chips, granola bars, salad dressings, frozen food, packaged food, food marketed for kids, food marketed as healthy – all have high fructose corn syrup made from GMO corn that was injected with BT toxin. BT is a pesticide that gets injected into the genes of corn. It’s designed to literally blow up the intestines of insects, killing them instantly.
What do you think happens when this corn is processed to make chips, tortillas, cereals, corn syrups, corn starches, and all other corn by-products – and then is consumed by human infants and children? The humans ingest the pesticide gene and the gene replicates itself inside the human intestine, causing tiny ruptures in the colon wall. This is the cause of a myriad of health problems starting with allergies and digestive disorders to even autism. Savvy pediatricians are now prescribing non-GMO diets, and seeing incredible results.
88% of the corn grown in the US is BT corn. The by-products from this corn are in 95% of the packaged food products in regular grocery stores, and are currently not labeled as such. This is an outrage, and this is just one of the genetically engineered crops.
Many studies have been done linking GMO food and illness in humans and animals. The livestock that is fed GMO crops get sick and dies 70% more than livestock not fed GMO crops. (Genetic Roulette ~ Jeffrey Smith). Agri-business isn’t held accountable because of their monetary power in government. WE give them this monetary power as they take our health and pollute our earth. It’s time we STOP padding their pockets by choosing to purchase non-GMO food.
The good news is that GMO food is easy to avoid if you know what you’re looking for. Getting educated on the truth about today’s food industry and government is your best defense against any ill health for you and your children.
The eight GMO/ GE crops to avoid are as follows:
- Sugar beet
- Yellow squash
Any of the above foods labeled as organic will not be GMO and therefore are perfectly fine to consume. The above GMO crops are most often found as ingredients in packaged foods. This is where you want to be careful to read all ingredients on foods you buy.
You can download the free Non-GMO Shopping Guide and Non-GMO app. This guide will show you all the brands that are not using GMO ingredients. Also, Traders Joe’s does not have any GMO foods in their entire store. They have stood by that precident since 2001, and I love them for it.
Mothers do 85% of the grocery shopping in this country, so it’s very important for moms to understand exactly what is going on in the food marketplace.
About 16 years ago, the nation granted massive deregulations of the agriculture industry in order to boost profitability. Agri-business and the US government share high level executives so this makes government deregulation for corporate profit possible. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO or GE), became legal to be sown into our earth. A chemical warfare company called Monsanto, who produced the deadly Agent Orange, decided they could be profitable post-war by selling chemicals that kill weeds. As scientists got more clever, so did the genetic engineering of our food crops.
The commercial food industry is just that – an industry. We cannot rely upon industry and government to protect our children in our current culture. We must acknowledge that the only ones who can really protect and ensure our kid’s health is us.
The single most important aspect of protecting and ensuring our children’s health is what and how we feed them. The body is designed to heal itself, and will do so perfectly when we eat the food our body is designed to eat -and when we don’t eat the foods that are making us sick. Simply reading ingredients and making natural choices is all that is necessary for success.
On Nov 6th, Californians will vote on proposition 37 LABEL GMO. Tell your west coast friends to vote YES on prop #37! It will be a win for the entire country when the proposition gets passed. and will make your shopping experience even easier.
I have come to understand that a mother’s will to keep her children safe and healthy is among the strongest forces in nature. Moms, you are so powerful. This topic can be uncomfortable for some because realization sets in about what we have been feeding our children – and it might make us furious, or we might deny what is going on because it’s seems impossible. The truth is, you and your children are unknowingly a part of the GMO human experiment with evidence of increasing allergies, digestive disorders, behavioral disorders, autism, cancers, infertility and a slew of other problems.
To learn more, watch Genetic Roulette for free here, a film made by GMO expert, Jeffrey Smith.
In my November article, I will share with you quick and easy recipes that give your kids the immune support to get them through the winter season without experiencing colds and flu. Good food is always our best medicine.
Thank you, Moms, for being the force that you are in this country! Keep up the great work!
As always, quick and easy 5 minute #eathealthy recipe demo videos can be found here.
To Your Health!
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Blythe Metz hosts a weekly raw food and natural living show called Blythe Raw Live. She is currently producing a feature film called #StopMonsanto with partners Brad Wyman, Mariel Hemingway and Priscilla Woolworth. Metz is also currently co-producing a Stan Harrington Indie drama called Lost Angels, starring Oliver Pigott.
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