GMO’s Are Not Natural

GMOs are not NaturalGMOs ARE NOT NATURAL. Tell the FDA not to allow genetically engineered foods to be legally labeled “natural.” There is nothing natural about “food” that is patented by chemical companies and created using genes from unrelated species, a promoter virus, bacteria and antibiotic resistant markers, and is turned into an EPA registered pesticide. Successful lawsuits have been brought against Big Food for misleading consumers, marketing products as “natural” while containing GMOs. This is a slick trick by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) for their Big Food members so lawsuits can not be brought forth in the future. And if GMO salmon (aka Frankenfish) gets approved for the markets, it too will bear the “natural” label. Don’t be fooled. Don’t let it happen. Of course, the FDA is filled with ex-Monsanto executives and employees!!

SIGN THE PETITION: http://bit.ly/1a14sRs

READ: http://grist.org/news/big-food-companies-want-to-call-gmo-foods-natural/

READ: http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/files/2013_1205_gma_letter_to_fda_81204.pdf

[ Re-Post from GMOFreeUSA.org ]

Bad news for the “GMOs industry” … advances in 2013!!

What’s wrong with us America? The rest of the world knows how dangerous and unknown GMO and Monsanto are, and they are banning it. But In America, we just want to have our food labeled as GMO so we can make our own decision to eat it or not. As this video says, if it’s not dangerous why are they spending millions in each state to NOT LABEL it as GMO???

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As 2013 comes to a close, we’d like to wish each and everyone one of you a Happy & Healthy GMO Free 2014! As the movement grows, we have much to celebrate, and still much more to get done. Everyone has their Top Ten lists. What is yours?
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Here are our Top Ten picks for 2013:
1. Kellogg’s U.S. sales down for 2 quarters because of GMO boycott
2. Hawaii Big Island passes Bill 113 to ban GMO cultivati…on
3. Kauai passes Bill 2491 for GMO & pesticide disclosure and buffer zones
4. Monsanto Protection Act terminated by Congress
5. 2 million people participate in Global March Against Monsanto
6. Connecticut & Maine pass conditional GMO labeling bills
7. Mexico bans GMO corn and throws out Monsanto appeal
8. E.U. bans 4 neonicotinoid pesticides responsible for bee deaths
9. Whole Foods announces mandatory GMO labeling by 2018
10. Chipotle Restaurants announces…

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Elect Coca-Cola to the Corporate Hall of Shame

Coca-Cola Hall of ShamePeople need to educate themselves and be more aware of what’s happening with our food supply. “Big Food” Corporations have taken over and they only care about their profits. They are genetically modifying our food on the premise that is a “good thing”, but they don’t want to label their foods as GMO. They are using dangerous chemicals in their food/drinks while telling you how good it is for you.

Coca-Cola supports this non-labeling of GMO products. Why? You think maybe some of those many, many chemicals used in their soda may not be safe… Knowing how good an oven cleaner Coke is, who in their right mind, after reading the ingredients in it, would still drink it! Then wonder why they are sickly all the time.

I know some people just don’t care, or just don’t want to know. Or they say “yeah, but I’m drinking diet Coke.” Even worse, with all the damaging “artificial sweetener” chemicals instead of sugar.

AspartameCoca-Cola is on the list for a few reasons. Their support for not labeling GMO’s and its role in the diet-related disease epidemic?

Speak up and tell Coke to stop running misleading ads about Diet Coke and Aspartame.

Help elect Coca-Cola to Corporate Accountability International’s Corporate Hall of Shame. This is for corporations that corrupt the political process and abuse human rights, the environment and our public health.

Click here to vote http://orgcns.org/1iBw1Yl

MEDICAL CORNER …. Health dangers of soy!

Good article. People need to know what they are really eating; especially when it is a GMO.

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/StepIn2MyGreenWorld

By: Dr. Joseph Mercola

Who hasn’t heard of the marvels of soy?

The marketing bandwagon has touted soy as the perfect health food for decades. But could something that sounds so healthful actually be dangerous?

If you take the time to look into the actual science, then the answer is yes. Thousands of studies link soy to malnutrition, digestive distress, immune system breakdown, thyroid dysfunction, cognitive decline, reproductive disorders and infertility — even cancer and heart disease.

One of the primary reasons it would be wise for you to avoid soy is that more than 90 percent of soybeans grown in the United States are genetically modified. Since the introduction of genetically engineered foods in 1996, we’ve had an upsurge in low birth weight babies, infertility, and other problems in the U.S., and animal studies have shown devastating effects from genetically engineered soy including allergies, sterility, birth…

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6 Sources of Toxic Chemicals in our Food

Roundup SprayingFor a country with supposedly the best, and most expensive, health care in the world, do you know why the U.S. ranks so high in a broad range of diseases?

Toxic chemicals in our food.

Most of our country’s food supply system has become extremely commercialized, with the majority of our food being mass-produced, highly processed, and packaged using greater amounts of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and toxic packaging.

Our pesticide-rich, fertilizer-driven food production system has a significant impact on our exposure to toxic chemicals. Antibiotics and hormones support the mass production of eggs, chicken, milk, and beef. Fertilizers and phosphates flow to our rivers and lakes, contaminating them.  Chemical food flavorings and colors, some of which affect children’s behavior, are added to foods to encourage consumption. Pesticides including neurotoxins remain as residues on food and are subsequently ingested and metabolized by people. Plastic and paper packaging may leach toxic chemicals into food.

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So, where do the majority of the chemicals in our food come from?

1. Chemicals and Drugs used in raising livestock: Researchers feel that this is probably the biggest problem and none of these are required to appear on the label. Over 70% of all antibiotics used in the USA are used in raising livestock to prevent infection because the animals are kept in cramped inhumane conditions. Steroids are also given to increase milk production and speed growth. The feed given to these animals is also full of chemicals, and pesticides and chemicals accumulate in the fat of these animals that we then eat.

 2. Chemicals used in pesticides and fertilizers:  Although the use of pesticides has made our food production more efficient, it has placed an enormous toxic burden on us and the earth. U.S. pesticide use currently stands at about 1.2 billion pounds per year. FDA inspections have found legal residues on two thirds of food sampled, therefore these pesticides remain on our food. Pesticides can interfere with all developmental stages of the reproductive function in adult females and are associated with adverse outcomes that occur throughout the lifespan of both males and females. There is concern on many levels about the overuse of pesticides and their effects on our public health, from the farm workers and their families who are exposed to pesticides directly in their work and in their communities, to residents who live in drift areas near agricultural fields where pesticides are regularly applied to crops and soils, and to consumers who increase the amount of pesticides in their bodies by consuming fruits and vegetables with pesticide residues.

 3.  Chemicals used in the production of our food:  Over 12,000 chemicals are used in the production of our food. Many are used intentionally as “direct” additives, but some are “indirect” contaminants or used accidentally. The food industry uses about 3,000 different food additives in various packaged and preserved foods. These include (preservatives), emulsifiers, buffers, natural and artificial colorings and flavorings.

 4. Chemicals we create in processing foods:  Trans fats or hydrogenated fats would be the commonest.

 5. Contaminants associated with processing of foods:  During shipping and storage, chemical cleaners, food sprays and fungicides are used.

 6. Chemicals absorbed into our food from the way we cook, store and serve our food:  Non stick pans, pots, bake-ware and utensils contain Teflon, which is made from perfluorinated compounds which have been linked to cancer and reproductive problems.

And please remember this is only a list of chemicals in our food, not our water and personal care products, which are also full of chemicals. This also does not take into account the impact of genetically modified foods (GMO).

The food products we used to buy fresh at the local grocery were provided by local farmers or co-ops. These food products are now provided by large, corporate conglomerates that are only in it for the money. In many cases, the food they supply has been processed at high temperatures, irradiated or pasteurized to make sure no living organisms survive, and then “fortified” with ingredients that most of us can’t pronounce.  In the process, much of the nutrients and enzymes that our bodies crave are lost, or at least severely compromised.

Think about it. Your diet plays an instrumental role in a wide range of health conditions and it’s a known fact that many diseases are linked to eating habits. So, not only do we not eat healthy, but we’re knowingly eating chemical-laden foods and not giving a second thought as to what it is doing to our body and mind.

“The greatest wealth is health”. –Virgil

Sources:

http://www.drfranklipman.com/where-do-the-chemicals-in-our-food-come-from/

http://www.psr.org/environment-and-health/environmental-health-policy-institute/topics-archive.html