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:

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• 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.

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5 Replies to “Are Genetically Modified Foods Putting Your Health at Risk?”

  1. OK, my hubby has many questions regarding the studies..who funded, conducted, how big, how long, pro-organic or neutral. It raises questions and some alarms but are the studies biased one way or the other?

    1. There are several studies looking at GMO vs Non GMOs. The study done on GMO corn was leaked out from ProfitPro. An agribusiness consulting company that looks for ways to enhance crop production. This is a study, from my understanding, that they did not want leaked. There was an independent study published in 2008 by Benbrook Zao, Yanex, Davies, and Andrews in Tate of Science Review title, “New Evidence Confirms the Nutritional Superiority of Plant-based Organic Foods. There is also The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT). Their goal is to provide awareness and education about GMO foods and crops. There are studies in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry comparing GMO vs. Non GMO. University of Canterbury Professor Jack Heinemann released results from genetic research he conducted on the wheat that showed very disturbing results as well. You can find both biased and non-biased research and plenty of it. Probably the most biased research out there is being done by the pharmaceutical industry. They develop and do their own research on a drug. This is not a non-biased third party. Doing a research study is expensive and many a life saving drug has been developed. But we also know research has been slanted to the detriment as well. Ultimately it is up to the consumer what they want to believe or not. Personally I think we need to be very concerned about GMO. That is my personal bias.

  2. Decrease in nutruients GMO vs pre GMO or strickly GMO vs organic? He has many questions on the studies and comparables.

  3. Good blog! It is not only the GMO foods that are the problem, but also chemically modified wheat with high gliadin content and toxins in on-organic food. We only eat organic foods and avoid restaurants. I have done extensive literature researches. The North American literature on GMO is biased. European literature is better, but difficult to get hold of on the Internet. It appears that the GMO lobby is doing a “good” job in suppressing negative info.

    1. Oh you are so very right. I talk about this with my patients all the time. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen health drastically improve when gluten is removed from the diet along with moving away from processed and GMO foods to eating organic foods. I always say, “Eat close to the earth”. I agree European research is better and without hidden agendas or bias. If you want to start eliminating or reducing the risks of chronic disease it has to start with the diet. When healthcare costs are beyond maximum capacity, this would be a place help start reducing those costs to the system and quality of life.

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