A GMO is a genetically modified organism. This means that through gene splicing or therapy, the plant, animal, or organism has been genetically altered to do something that it wasn't meant to do by inserting genes of something else into it's genetic make-up. An example of this is Monsanto's Round-up Ready Corn. Monsanto has genetically altered the majority of corn in production today by infusing the chemical 'Round-up' into it's gene make-up. They've done this to keep the corn from being attacked by 'pests' such as insects and from being overwhelmed with weeds.
When insects 'eat' the corn, their insides literally 'burst or rupture' from the inside out and kills the insects. It also prevents weeds from growing around it according to sources that I have read. So, how is this harmful to us? If an insects insides are rupturing from the inside out, just what is it doing to us? This corn is leading to intestinal problems, fertility problems, increased allergies, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation (insulin resistance), and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system (which is where the majority of our immune system lies).
Today, and since about 1996 more than 70 PERCENT of all processed foods contain genetically modified foods!! Many crops have been modified with either a chemical, bacteria, or virus!! That is just staggering!! No wonder we are seeing such an increase in health problems in this country including diabetes, obesity, hypertension, gastrointestinal disorders, cancers, and more. We must put a stop to this insanity!!
Here is a link about many of the warnings from the Institute for Responsible Technology. 'Doctor's Health Warnings on GMO's.' You will need adobe acrobat reader to read this file. You can download that here:
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So, if these things are BANNED for being bad in other countries, are causing illness in animals and humans, causing allergies, infertility, and more, why isn't it banned in the US? How can we as American's put a stop to this? With your pocket book!! STOP BUYING IT!! Only buy packages that list it as GMO free, only buy organic, hormone free products. Demand to the US FDA to STOP these practices!! Demand to the Dept of Agriculture to STOP using hormones in the animals!! Demand to Congress and the House of Representatives to stop the lobbying from food companies that try to 'sell' us that these things are 'healthy' for us as they AREN'T!! Lastly, stop the food companies from 'sponsoring' the education of our dieticians!! It's just pure insanity, cronyism, and socialism to allow this type of rhetoric to continue. Again, I've given you the information, what you do with it is up to you. Have a great evening!!