This is a repost of a blog I wrote about 7 years ago. Although we have much more information now than we did even then, this information still is valid and as we value our lives its worth looking into.
Monsanto Seeds of Deception
This post is about genetically altered foods, and the damage it is causing human beings. This is an introduction to the dangerous, life threatening residual health effects it has on people. Keep in mind this is just an introduction about this issue. I urge you to do your own research and then share this information with as many people in your networks around the world that you can touch...or talk to. (Start at home in your own communities) But please do not take anyone’s say so about this or any issue as the word. I cannot stress the importance of doing your own research to see for yourself how these issues affect your everyday lives. How do start this research you may ask? Start with this post, I have listed many of the agencies and organizations you may want to start with follow up on the information given in the videos most of them are YouTube so you can research on there as well, go to your agricultural agency in your community and ask questions but do not stop there. You can also go the library and bookstores and inquire about this topic. Look for blogs on the topics too.
If you have anything to add to this post please do share your information, ideas, and thoughts.
1. WHAT ARE GENETICALLY MODIFIED (GM)/GENETICALLY ENGINEERED (GE) FOODS?
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are one of the most dangerous and radical changes to our food supply. These largely unregulated ingredients found in 60-70% of the foods in the US, are well worth the effort to avoid them.
2. HOW GM OR GE FOODS HURT US
In 1999 According to Dr. Arpad Pusztai, the world’s top GMO safety researcher at the prestigious Rowett Institute in Scotland, when fed supposedly harmless Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to rats, they developed potentially pre-cancerous cell growth, smaller brains, livers and testicles, partially atrophied livers, and showed signs of a damaged immune system. Moreover, the results clearly indicated that the cause of the problem was due to the unpredictable side effects arising from the process of genetic engineering itself. In other words, his study suggested that the GM foods already on the market, which were created from the same process, might also create such effects
3. WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS GM/GE FOOD MARKET?
The Merchants, Big Corporations like Monsanto and other like Corporations, Organizations, Government…….
4. WHO ARE THE FOOD AND DRUG/HEALTH REGULATING AGENCIES?
FDA: Food and Drug Administration
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture
WHO: World Health Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
ADA: American Dietetic Association
CAC: Codex Alimentarius Commission
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
5. WHAT ROLE DO THESE AGENCIES PLAY IN SUPPORTING THESE GE/GM FOODS?
If you will do the research on these agencies and MONSANTO (the corporation) you will see a revolving door amongst the officials of these agencies. You will then begin to overstand why, the reports and research that has supposedly been done on the foods to keep us healthy and safe from harm; are designed to be deceptive to the public. The reports are also done in favor of the MONSANTO so that this corporation and all its players get richer, while the rest of the world dies quicker.
6. WHY YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THIS MATTER?
You and family’s lives are in danger. The food that you eat everyday without regard to where it came from and whether or not it is safe…..is literally killing you, your families and your communities. There are people out there making life and death decisions for you around you and about you with your input. You are responsible for your own safety. Get the idea out of your heads that the government is supposed to regulate and protect you. Remember Katrina, Remember 9/11. There’s No Such Thing as a Superman…. And Disneyland/Disney World is just a theme park. Not reality. WAKE UP FAMILY.
7. WHAT ACTION STEPS CAN YOU TAKE?
These are some action steps you can take but action is not limited to these and if you can think of any more please list.
• You can first of all do the research on this issue.
• Join Agricultural Groups that do not want GM or GE foods
• Avoid using GM or GE foods and products
• Avoid buying and eating GM or GE products
• Ask your local grocery store to provide a section of foods that are not GM or GE foods.
• Be a watchdog on the above listed agencies and MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD AS A COLLECTIVE AND AS AN INDIVIDUAL.
• Write to letters showing you don’t want GM or GE foods
• Refuse to buy GE or GM foods
• Start a seed bank and share with other like minded individuals
• Educate someone else who is not as computer literate as you are
• Take this to your community meetings
• Save your seeds from foods that you know are not GM or GE foods
• Plant a garden or learn how to
• Grow something organically
• Teach others how to grow food
• Be diligent about protecting your family. Do not look for others to do this for you.
8. Who Are the Forces You Need To Collaborate With?
Agencies and groups that are already fighting these issues.
9. Does Collaborating Mean You Need To Be A Hot Sauce Integrationist?
Okay what does this mean? It means just because we have to join forces for the moment with people who in most cases have been our rivals, does not mean we have to compromise who we are or our culture. It does not call for can’t we all get along, we are all one people or selling out this is serious work and we have to overstand who we are and what we are fighting for. Make no mistake about this people, WE ARE AT WAR……..So right now this is a numbers game. There is strength in numbers. Let’s work it for what it is worth.
Everything You HAVE TO KNOW About Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods
Everything You HAVE TO KNOW about Dangerous Genetically Modified Foods from Jeffrey Smith on Vimeo.