Friday, 9 March 2012

Genetically Modified Foods

Genetically Modified Organisms have been in our food chain for about 20 years, but most people aren’t aware, or for that matter, don’t know, what GMO foods are. Foods that are genetically modified are created in a laboratory by splicing genes from one organism into another.

For instance, splicing a gene from a pesticide, namely BT toxin (bacillus thuringiensis), with corn gives the plant a built-in component to kill insects that would eat the corn. But what does that do to the person who eats the corn or food made from the corn?

The corporations that engineer these foods would like you to think they’re harmless. Studies to the contrary have recently been published showing traces of BT toxin in the bloodstream of 93 percent of pregnant women and 80 percent of their umbilical cord and fetal blood.

Other independent studies concluded that testing done on laboratory animals fed GMO foods showed organ damage, low birth weights, infertility, and in some cases, death.

So that has to be one of our main incentives to get out in the fresh air, get healthy exercise and grow your own food, safe in the knowledge that giant US corporations are not poisoning your foods.

Wake up World

1 comment:

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