GMOs – What Are They and Why Are They Dangerous

GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms. The major producer of GMOs is the agribusiness giant Monsanto. They are no friend of the American people. The FDA does not require that GMOs be on the label or list of ingredients on our food. Government and scientific directors in charge of testing the safety of GMOs only need to rely on the word of the companies so what research is out there is very flawed and very biased. GMOs exist primarily to cut costs and corner the market on patent rights concerning plant breeding and seed ownership. Studies that favor the use of GMOs or cite little harm in it is all propaganda perpetuated by Monsanto itself.

So what does this mean to you and your health? Most GMOs are engineered specifically to contain their own insecticides…namely; Roundup. These plants are known as BT plants. Roundup is the chemical Glyphosate and it first appeared in the public market in 1974 by Monsanto. To control weeds in crops, seeds that have been spliced with Glyphosate end up producing foods that we eat. Corn, soy, and beets, in particular. These foods are a base food found in almost everything we eat, heavy with Glyphosate poisoning…from fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, meats, breads, dairy, to processed and fast foods. As a country, we are consuming excessive levels of Glyphosate – more than the rest of the world. Dozens of scientific health studies found that Glyphosate exposure doubles the risk of developing different types of cancers. Glyphosate is also wreaking havoc on your digestive system by killing protective microorganisms that fight off toxic strains of things like lostridium botulinum, Salmonella, and E. coli. It has been suggested that Glyphosate is also the result of Autism in children. Monsanto even once described Glyphosate as extreme and dangerous.

Now that crops are becoming resistant to Roundup, the government is considering approving an even more dangerous seed that is created to survive massive dousings of Glyphosate and the outright poison 2,4-D weed killer. This is known as “stacking” and this method has already been in use. The approval of this will more than quadruple pesticide usage. This nasty little 2,4-D is linked to thyroid disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease and many others. There is a definite correlation between the amount of ingested GMO foods and the likelihood of serious illnesses such as cancer. There is a reason the US cancer rate is high. We are what we eat. Some of the illnesses associated with Glyphosate besides cancers are gastrointestinal issues and corrosion, (GERD, Acid Reflux Disease, diarrhea), eye problems, kidney and other organ impairment, heart problems, respiratory problems, and many more.

There is a reason other countries have banned their use. There is a reason the The United Nations International Agency for Research on Cancer has issued harsh warnings about the uses of these pesticides. Our government isn’t regulating our food properly. Despite warnings from independent scientists and their studies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will most likely sign off on Monsanto’s use of Glyphosate…and no wonder, they have been bedfellows for decades. Glyphosate and food testing is in the pocket of big business. Naturally they don’t want us to know the truth about the dangers; that would put them out of business and we all know that big business runs this country and their bottom line is the almighty dollar, regardless of the safety of the American citizens. Commercial interest in a capitalistic society tops everything else.

The bottom line is, not everything out there is giving us cancer, don’t be fooled…it IS what we are eating. There are healthy alternatives such as organic foods but it’s up to us to look after our own health. We can’t rely on anyone else and we certainly can’t rely on big government or big business whose general interests are their own and their bank accounts.

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