Genetically modified foods are those with DNA that have been altered in a laboratory. A variety of names have been coined for the process, including “genetic engineering,” “recombinant DNA technology,” and “modern biotechnology”. Yet, regardless of the label, GMO foods represent a health threat that most individuals avoid diligently and without exception once they are made aware of the risk.
A multitude of scientists and doctors are now coming out against GMO foods, which were originally billed as a scientific revolution for protecting crops against insects and plant disease. Now, experts warn the general public that the approval of genetically modified foods by the FDA means nothing as far as being safe for human consumption.
Unbelievably so, the FDA doesn’t even require that companies label their food as GM (although the EU does), nor does the FDA require any safety studies before products are approved for human consumption. This means that there is almost a 100% chance that you are consuming genetically modified organisms on a daily basis. In fact, “the best way to arm yourself against GMO foods is to shop organic—especially when it comes to produce,” says renowned nutritionist and fitness expert Dr. Ro, author of the national bestseller Dr. Ro’s Ten Secrets to Livin’ Healthy. Common GMO crops in the U.S. are soy, corn, canola, cotton, potatoes, strawberries, bananas, tomatoes, cocoa beans, and sugar beets—all of which are utilized frequently and found in most food products on your grocery shelves. As a matter of fact, there has been a recent push for genetically modified fish. The company behind most genetically modified foods is Monsanto, the same company that was responsible for the devastating Agent Orange used during herbicidal warfare in Vietnam.
Laboratory testing has been so radical that a lot of environmentalists have started referring to GMO foods as Frankenfoods due to their harmful impact on lab animals. Animal testing has resulted in death, internal bleeding, immune system reactions, a decrease in fertility, complete sterility, spontaneous abortions, internal organ damage, cancer, skin lesions, and genetic mutation in offspring.
Health Risks of GMO Food
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has warned us about the serious human health risks associated with GMO foods, which include increased allergic reactions, asthma, cancer, immune dysfunctions, reproductive issues, insulin disorders, and more. Also, scientists believe the increase in food-related illnesses and deaths since the release of genetically modified organisms into our food supply is a chilling tale of what is to come. Genetic abnormalities in these foods can attach themselves to the bacteria in our digestive systems, creating long-term effects that aren’t even apparent yet.
Compared to regulations in the United States, genetically modified foods are scrutinized thoroughly in Europe. French and Spanish citizens have been known to rise in revolt against the contamination of their food supply by a tainted industry, with protesters destroying GMO crops. Big business has commandeered our food, and the result is a lack of quality, a lack of concern for public safety, and a complete disregard for the health of our nation. Education is the biggest weapon in the fight to maintain our country’s wellbeing.