Genetically Modified Foods
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What are GMOs?  
GMOs or “Genetically modified organisms” are plants or animals created
through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called
genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA
from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal,
bacterial, and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional
crossbreeding. The word “splicing” sounds very selective however the
process is rather random with the target DNA being essentially “scatter-
shot” with particles of metal, coated with the gene to be inserted
mixed with a bacterium, randomly hitting the strand in not just one
specific location but rather in many locations along the strand.  The
technology is not selective of where the gene is hitting on the DNA
strand creating many possible outcomes especially in potential offspring.
Virtually all commercial GMOs are engineered to withstand direct
application of herbicide and/or to produce an insecticide. Despite bio-
tech industry promises, none of the GMO traits currently on the market
offer increased yield, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition, or any
other consumer benefit. Meanwhile, a growing body of evidence
connects GMOs with health problems, environmental damage and
violation of farmers and consumers’ rights.

Are GMOs safe to eat?  Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to
be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia,
Japan, and all the countries of the EU, there are significant restrictions
or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs. In the US, the
government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the
same corporations that created them and profit from their sale.  
Increasingly, Americans are taking matters into their own hands and
choosing to opt out of the GMO experiment. Currently, our government
does not conduct any assessments/testing on GMOs nor does it require
labeling but you can still make a choice by eating certified organic food
since GMOs are prohibited in organic farming. This includes organic dairy,
eggs, and meat because animals in organic farming are not fed GM grains
like corn and soy. You can avoid eating processed foods with corn,
Canola and soy ingredients and support the farmers who are against
GMOs. Buy organic sugar.

What can I do to Stop GM Foods?
. Make the choice to eat Non-GM foods. Look for “USDA Organic” and
“Non-GMO Project Verified” labels also check the produce codes that are
available.
. Buy foods from Non-GM producers.
. Join a campaign for labeling or against GMOs.
. Inspire restaurants to offer non-GM food.
. Get the word out, talk to family and friends and everyone you meet
about the risks of GMOs. Pass out informative materials and raise
awareness. Get other organizations involved. Meet with others to form a
local action group. By working together, we can reach the tipping point
of consumer rejection protecting ourselves and future generations from
this nightmare.

How has this happened and where is the harm?
Under the pretense that biotechnology would end world hunger, create
better agricultural practices, protect the environment, create healthier
food and increase exports is how it all began.  About 40 years ago our
government decided that if “it looks like an apple and acts like an apple
than it is an apple” and allowed these products into our agriculture and
then into our food supply.  But already much evidence has come to light
proving that these organisms do not preform as promised and could be
causing irreversible damage to our food sources, our environment and
our bodies by changing the DNA, the blue print of life, of all life that has
become exposed to it.  Adequate testing has not been performed on
these organisms yet they are considered as safe as a vitamin supplement
to our government.  Currently no safety evaluations have been done, no
labeling is required, the biotech industry decides if the GMO is safe, and
test results are altered in several different ways.  Of the few studies
that have been done most are full of design flaws and do not adhere to
normal scientific protocol.  Many studies have been discontinued due to
unfavorable results.

Despite all this technology, pesticide use is higher than ever imagined
while harvests are down. Super bugs and super weeds have appeared
while butterflies and honey bees are disappearing. Exports are down
because the rest of the world will not accept GMOs and even our
conventional crops have been rejected upon inspection due to
contamination with GMOs. Glyphosate is not harmless and causes many
adverse reactions in animals, humans and the environment. The nutrient
content of a GMO is not the same as its conventional equal and can
contain additional nutritional attributes which are not understood. Bio-
diverse farms are providing higher yields than mono-culture farms.
Government subsidies to the agricultural industry have not been
reduced but rather more reasons to continue subsidizing are currently
being promoted such as bio-fuel. Currently, most of the farmland in the
United States is planted with GMO crops and the organic farmers carry
the burden to protect our natural seeds from contamination due to the
over-spray of chemical pesticides and from wind-blown “Fanken” pollen.  
Disease, obesity, digestive conditions, immune conditions and infertility
are all on the rise since the introduction of GMOs. As a consumer you
hold the power to have your voice heard through the purchases that you
make.

By Renee' Calder  06/22/15
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It's virtually impossible to provide a complete list of genetically modified food (GM food)
in the United States because Some estimates say as many as 30,000 different products
on grocery store shelves are "modified." That's largely because many processed foods
contain soy. Half of North America's soy crop is genetically engineered!
•        
Rapeseed - Resistance to certain pesticides and improved rapeseed cultivars to
be free of erucic acid and Gluconsinolates, which were found in rapeseed meal
leftover from pressing, are toxic and had prevented the use of the meal in animal feed.
In Canada, where "double-zero" rapeseed was developed, the crop was renamed
"canola" (Canadian oil) to differentiate it from non-edible rapeseed.
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Honey - Honey can be produced from GM crops. Some Canadian honey comes
from bees collecting nectar from GM canola plants. This has shut down exports of
Canadian honey to Europe.
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Cotton - Resistant to certain pesticides - considered a food because the oil can
be consumed. The introduction of genetically engineered cotton plants has had an
unexpectedly effect on Chinese agriculture. The so-called Bt cotton plants that
produce a chemical that kills the cotton bollworm have not only reduced the
incidence of the pest in cotton fields, but also in neighboring fields of corn, soybeans,
and other crops.
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Rice - Genetically modified to contain high amounts of Vitamin A. Rice containing
human genes is to be grown in the US. Rather than end up on dinner plates, the rice
will make human proteins useful for treating infant diarrhea in the developing world.
•        
Soybean - Genetically modified to be resistant to herbicides - Soy foods
including, soy beverages, tofu, soy oil, soy flour, and lecithin. Other products may
include breads, pastries, snack foods, baked products, fried products, edible oil
products and special purpose foods.
•        
Sugar cane - Made resistant to certain pesticides. A large percentage of
sweeteners used in processed food actually come from corn, not sugar cane or beets.
Genetically modified sugar cane is regarded so badly by consumers at the present time
that it could not be marketed successfully.
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Tomatoes - Made for a longer shelf life and to prevent a substance that causes
tomatoes to rot and degrade.
•        
Corn - Resistant to certain pesticides - Corn oil, flour, sugar or syrup. May
include snack foods, baked goods, fried foods, edible oil products, confectionery,
special purpose foods, and soft drinks.
•        
Sweet corn - genetically modified to produces its own insecticide. Officials from
the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have said that thousands of tons of
genetically engineered sweetcorn have made their way into the human food supply
chain, even though the produce has been approved only for use in animal feed.
Recently Monsanto, a biotechnology food producer, said that about half of the USA's
sweetcorn acreage has been planted with genetically modified seed this year.
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Canola - Canola oil. May include edible oil products, fried foods, and baked
products, snack foods.
•        
Potatoes - (Atlantic, Russet Burbank, Russet Norkatah, and Shepody) - May
include snack foods, processed potato products and other processed foods containing
potatoes.
•        
Flax - More and more food products contain flax oil and seed because of their
excellent nutritional properties. No genetically modified flax is currently grown. An
herbicide-resistant GM flax was introduced in 2001, but was soon taken off the market
because European importers refused to buy it.
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Papaya - The first virus resistant papayas were commercially grown in Hawaii in
1999. Transgenic papayas now cover about one thousand hectares, or three quarters
of the total Hawaiian papaya crop. Monsanto, donated technology to Tamil Nadu
Agricultural University, Coimbatore, for developing a papaya resistant to the ring-spot
virus in India.
•        
Squash - (yellow crookneck) - Some zucchini and yellow crookneck squash are
also GM but they are not popular with farmers.
•        
Red-hearted chicory - (radicchio) - Chicory (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) is
popular in some regions as a salad green, especially in France and Belgium. Scientists
developed a genetically modified line of chicory containing a gene that makes it male
sterile, simply facilitating the production of hybrid cultivars. Today there is no
genetically modified chicory on the market.
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Cotton seed oil- Cottonseed oil and linters. Products may include blended
vegetable oils, fried foods, baked foods, snack foods, edible oil products, and small-
goods
•        
Tobacco -The company Vector has a GMO tobacco being sold under the brand
of Quest cigarettes in the U.S. It is engineered to produce low or no nicotine.
•        
Meat - Meat and dairy products usually come from animals that have eaten GM
feed.
•        
Peas - Genetically modified (GM) peas created immune responses in mice,
suggesting that they may also create serious allergic reactions in people. The peas had
been inserted with a gene from kidney beans, which creates a protein that acts as a
pesticide.
•        
Vegetable Oil - Most generic vegetable oils and margarines used in restaurants
and in processed foods in North America are made from soy, corn, canola, or
cottonseed. Unless these oils specifically say "Non-GMO" or "Organic," it is probably
genetically modified.
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Sugar beets - May include any processed foods containing sugar.
•        
Dairy Products - About 22 percent of cows in the U.S. are injected with
recombinant (genetically modified) bovine growth hormone (rbGH).
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Vitamins - Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is often made from corn, vitamin E is usually
made from soy. Vitamins A, B2, B6, and B12 may be derived from GMOs as well as vitamin
D and vitamin K may have "carriers" derived from GM corn sources, such as starch,
glucose, and maltodextrin.

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foods.php
Most Americans do not realize that they
are eating genetically modified organisms.
Most Americans do not realize that they
are participating in the largest human
feeding experiment in history.
Most Americans do not realize that they
are contributing to the biggest
environmental disaster ever conceived.

FDA to Consider Approval of Modified Salmon a very interesting article was released by the Associated Press today (09/20/10) written by Mary Clare Jalonkick and David Rising.
View this interesting Video from the Associated Press

Scary Drug-Resistant Superbugs Now Found in 3 States is an interesting article released today (09/20/10) by the Associated Press.

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