I attended a conference today on the health effects of GMOs.
We cannot do human studies because no one would sign up, but in essence, we are all walking test tubes for GMOs. GMOs are changing our world! Did you know that the U.S. ranks 50th of all countries for life expectancy? Scary!
Most people think that a GMO means that the plant will be less prone to the ill effects of pesticides – not so, the pest level is staying the same even with modification. My family and I stay away from GMO food and you should too.
Remember to also use organic products on your body. Check out Pangea Organics – my favorite skincare line.
#1 Buy Organic – certified organic products cannot intentionally include any GMO ingredients.
#2 Look for Non-GMO Project Seals – buy these products.
#3 Avoid At-Risk Ingredients – the 8 GM (genetically modified) food crops are Corn, Soybeans, Canola, Cottonseed, Sugar Beets, Hawaiian Papaya (most), and a small amount of Zucchini and Yellow Squash.
Let’s label genetically modified food.
If you live in the United States, do you know you’re eating GM foods without your consent?
Around 80% of processed foods contain some GM ingredients and there’s no way of knowing which do, and which don’t. We’re calling for labeling, to give you freedom of choice.
Why label GM food?
Polls prove that most people wouldn’t choose to buy GM food, because they’re worried about…
Health risks. The evidence is clear: the health effects of GMOs are not safe and carry significant long-term health risks.
Environmental risks. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) get into wild areas. They pollute and damage fragile ecosystems. They also cross-pollinate and contaminate non-GM crops. Once GMOs get into the wild, they cannot be recalled. It’s irreversible and dangerous.
Bad ethics. It’s highly irresponsible and short-sighted to put genes from an animal, bacteria, or virus into a plant, or vice-versa. Putting genes from one species into another violates the laws of nature, with unpredictable and potentially disastrous results.
The future. The biotech industry’s vision of the future is deeply disturbing and saddening. On the other hand, farming systems such as agroecology, organic farming and permaculture provide us with sane visions of the future that work with nature, produce the healthiest food, and care for the environment.