Wednesday, May 28, 2014

GMO- what you don't know can hurt you

Large salad buffet of greens and vegetables
Are your vegetables genetically modified?
If you are angry about Genetically Modified Food, you should be.
If you are not familiar with what genetically modified food is , educate yourself !
GMO's are affecting your health and the health of your children
What you don't know can hurt you! We can't ignore them any longer.

salad greens and vegetables on buffet table - GMO sign

If you want to know more about genetically engineered food,  watch the
YouTube video that I've posted at the end of the post. It's recorded by a mother and
she presents some valuable information in a very simple format

The other day I was visiting a blog called Natural Well Nest . Josefa posted a very
informative post about genetically modified food and many links to other resources to
 find out more information. In addition, she posted a number of informative You Tube
videos . All the videos were good, but I found one in particular outstanding that I posted below.

According to the Vidoe: 
7 Reasons You Should Be Concerned About Genetically Engineered Food ( GMO's) 

  • There has been a major unnatural change in our seed supply that is used to grow agriculture here  in the US since 1966 
  • The new seeds have been genetically modified ( mostly by a monopoly company called Monsanto that puts pressure on all big farmers to use them) 
  •  European countries feel that the new seeds may be unsafe because there is no way to really test the results except long term; Most European countries  and ban the use of these seeds.
  • There has been an unusually huge rise in allergies in the US since the 1960's 
  • The rate of cancer in the US outnumbers the rate of cancer in any other country
  • 1 in 10 cancers in the US are traced to genetic origin ( passed through genes of family) 
  • 9 out of 10 cancers in the US are traced to environmental origin ( from our food supply, pesticides, toxins, radiation,  etc.) 
  • In Europe large corporations like  Kraft comply to European standards and they sell products that do not contain GMO's chemicals, dyes, etc t. BUT in the US we accept the food with the dyes, chemicals etc. so its cheaper and that is what they cell us. 
  • GMO's are some of the most basic food that you eat- If we keep buying it, they will keep making it. We can't fight Monsanto- it's BIG-- we we have the power to say no and just don't buy these products. Watch the video.. it will help you understand. 
The quality of our food and water does affect us! 
We can not ignore it any longer- what you don't know can hurt you.

This You Tube is Great! Take the time to watch it.. you'll thank me 

Additional Articles.

Are your kids eating Genetically Modified Food ?
Find Non GMO Choices
Highest Risk Crops in US for GMO's
Resources regarding GMO's
To Grow a Non GMO garden ( you must get NON GMO seeds)

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  1. I think we are all eating GMOs. Californians tried require labeling but the big chemical companies came in and overpowered the organic farms. I just read that they found pork DNA in cadberry chocolates. :(

    1. pork in cadberry Yikes that is scarry. It is my understanding that the produce at Trader Joe's is from GMO free farms, but they don't say it in writing only verbally.

    2. Here is what Trader Joe's says in writing about GMOs:

      Thanks for this post! I agree, it is ridiculous for Americans to accept GMOs when the companies have proved they can make non-GMO products for the EU.

  2. This is one of the many reasons I started Mary's Heirloom Seeds
    It is so important for people to be involved in their food choice and active in their health. There are do many alternative to store-bought junk foods!

    1. That is good to know - I'm coming over to check out the seeds. Thanks Mary

  3. Thanks for this great post! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday today and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  4. So much great information. Thanks so much for linking this up to the Friday Frenzy!

  5. Great post and totally agree with you. So many people don't understand the true dangers of GMO's. Will share on google & twitter. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blop Hop!

  6. Great post! Thanks for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Blog Hop~ As consumers we all should beware of how and where are food is grown and how it's processed:) Lynn

  7. Hi Judee,
    This is clearly a case where knowledge is power! We must demand GMO labeling, fight for the right to know what is in our food and exert our right to choose what is good for us to eat. We must say NO to GMOs. I have also written about this issue and I recently read a powerful post about all of the so-called natural and organic brands that are actually owned by huge GMO-supportive corporations. Misinformation is everywhere so thank you so much for sharing this powerful video and vital information about the dangers of GMOs with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

  8. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real party. Pinning to our group board.

  9. Hi Judee,
    Just a note to let you know that I choose your post as one of my featured post on Real Food Fridays this week. Thanks for sharing on great information and looking forward to seeing you every week. Have a healthy happy day!

  10. Hi Judee,
    When it comes to GMOs, the more we know the better we can protect ourselves and our loved ones. Thank you so much for sharing this enlightening post with us at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! We appreciate it.

  11. Hi there. I love the post but could you please include a direct link back to our Allergy Free Wed? I would love to feature you but our policy is only to feature those who directly link back. Thanks! Please email me at wholenewmom at gmail to tell me you did it - thanks!

  12. Judee thank you for writing, and sharing this post. In our family we have been concerned about GMO's for a long time and avoid them at all costs!


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