Did you know that the majority of the foods you are eating today have been genetically modified, (better known as GMO’s)? Did you also know that our government does not feel it is necessary for food to be labeled as being genetically modified? Do you think you have a right to know? I do. Genetically modified foods were introduced into our food in the last twenty years. Nearly ninety percent of corn, soybeans, and sugar beets are genetically modified. It is estimated that three out of four foods are genetically modified. Many European countries have already banned GMO’s, but our own Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states they are not harmful. In fact, as far back as 1988 at the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) during the 12th Scientific Conference 60 countries voted unanimously against the use of GMOs in food production and agriculture because they felt the risks to our health, and the environment was too high and also violated the rights of consumers and farmers.
You should know what you are eating. Since the advent of genetically modified foods there has been a rise in chronic disease. Most of the food that you and your family are eating today has been genetically modified in the United States. That is unless you are eating only organic. Many of you are beginning to fight for the right to know. In fact, in the past year California was the first state voting to have food labeling change through Proposition 37. Proposition 37, if it had passed, would have required foods that have been genetically engineered be marked on the food label. This was geared to increase consumer awareness and to offer you the opportunity to make a more informed decision when choosing the foods you eat. Not surprisingly, many large food manufacturers fought this effort and spent millions to oppose Proposition 37. Unfortunately Proposition 37 did not pass, but it came very close. It is hoped that someday we as consumers will be fully informed of where our food is coming from. We deserve to know.
Why should you care if your food has been genetically engineered? The reason you should care is because these foods can be affecting your health. There is significant research that backs this up and researchers in the field of environmental medicine are trying to sound the alarm.
In studies where rats, animals, and even humans removed GMO’s from their diet, their health improved significantly. Some of the diseases believed to be linked to GMO foods are irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD), food and environmental allergies, asthma, auto-immune diseases, diabetes, cancer, and elevated cholesterol. Since the introduction of GMO’s the incidence of GERD has doubled. When people are taken off GMO’s symptoms improved or went away completely according to Dr. Robin Bernhoft, past president of the Academy of Environmental Medicine. According to Jeffrey Smith, a documentary film producer, the FDA ignored the advice of their own scientist who advised more long-term studies were needed to study the potential health effects of GMO’s= (Oz). A more recent study compared Non GMO to GMO corn and the differences were alarming. GMO corn has significantly less nutritional value with calcium content at only 14 ppm for GMO and 6130 ppm for Non GMO or 437 times more. Manganese was only 2 ppm for GMO and 14 ppm for Non GM or 7 times more. Magnesium was only 2 ppm for GMO and 113 ppm for Non GMO or 56 times more. If that is not disturbing enough the amount of formaldehyde (known carcinogen) and glyphosate was 13 ppm. Only 0.7 ppm is allowed in water!
If you want to learn even more about genetically modified foods, I would strongly encourage you to be an informed consumer. One way to do that is by listening in on the Food Revolution Summit going on April 27th through May 5th.
You probably already know that good nutrition is the foundation of health. But did you know that beyond all the fad diets and corporate-funded pseudo-science, thousands of studies and are all pointing in the same direction? Starting on April 27, many of the top food experts on the planet are coming together to help you thrive?
In the Food Revolution Summit, you’ll get breakthrough insights to help you:
• Lose excess weight the healthy way
• Have more energy, better sleep, and more libido
• Radically reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s
• Cut through the corporate BS and get the real story on GMOs, good and bad fats, vitamins, and
• Bring your food choices into alignment with the world you want to create.