Tuesday, August 13, 2013

GMO's Explained-Part 1

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We've been hearing so much about GMOs, but even I didn't understand the enormity of the situation with it until I took the time to sit down and research for hours on end, all about GMO's. Here I've compiled some info for anyone interested.

The Gist of it: GMO's are Genetically Modified Organisms. Basically scientists playing God with plant seeds, salmon, and random animals and insects. They take genes from different species and fuse them together into a genetically created seed to bring out certain traits. GMO's are proven to cause tumors, infertility, and a array of allergies and diseases. Our current food source (85% of all food) we buy are all GMO, and right now there is a fight all through the world to stop Monsanto (head corporation in all this) and to label GMO's. More than 60 countries have banned GMO's (and some are labeling them) allowing consumers to choose, but the US and Canada are enjoying the profits too much to care about our health. They refuse to label the packages as GMO. How to stop them? Buy organic, spread the word, grow your own garden, buy from local farmers markets.

Why?: Proponents for Monsanto and GMO foods are saying that we're under pressure to meet the food supply demands and that we're going to face starvation in the coming years. The GM crops don't produce a higher yield. Yet, the bee populations that control pollination and food growth are dying out because of the use of synthetic plants and chemicals. If bees become extinct man has only 4 years to live. This isn't about the lack of food, the underlying problem is corruption and who's profiting from health problems.

Watch this Video: If a 14 year old girl can get it, so can you. Her parents must be so proud of her. I can only hope my girls will be as informed, outspoken, and passionate about something so important.

Monsanto's History:

The Long Story: Watch this Video to get the details from the experts, scientists, and political proponents on the history of Monsanto, scientific facts, and horrifying threats to our health. If you don't have the time then fast forward to look at visual proof at 26:50, 28:40, 30:22, 37:04. If you're musically inclined, forward to 1:16:25 lol.

Don't get overwhelmed. Here's the Bottom Line:

In my next post of GMO's Explained-Part 2 I will discuss my findings for avoiding GMO's, the resources I use, natural vs. organic, and some tips on shopping non-GMO items while being on a budget. It's easy to say organic is too expensive, but something is better than nothing. Eating at least 30-50% organic daily is worth a shot. If you're not against GMOs, then good for you...you can continue eating GMO's and kindly get off my post, I don't care to have a debate about this.