No to GMO

Happy Sunday from Nourish!

Thought I’d pass along a little bit of information regarding GMO’s (genetically modified organisms). We’ve briefly discussed the concept of GMO’s in one of my previous posts in an attempt to distinguish the difference between a GMO and a hybrid. To further clarify, GMO’s are made by forcing genes from one species (such as bacteria, viruses, animals, or humans) into the DNA of a food crop or animal to introduce a new trait. Biotechnology giant, Monsanto, has accomplished this multiple times over with corn, soy, alfalfa, etc. For years, Monsanto and the like have made wide claims that genetically-modified crops are not only safe, but will bring an end to world hunger. Of course, one has to question safety claims when roughly 95 percent of the published research involving GMO’s has been conducted and paid for by the biotechnology industry! This means that only five percent of the available research on the subject has been conducted by independent research firms that are much more likely to have an honest, unbiased approach.  And why would the BT industry go to such great lengths to “prove” that GM seeds are safe?  It’s all in the patent…or moreover profit!

Here are a couple of resources which you may find interesting:

Expert Jeffrey M. Smith, author of the #1 GMO bestseller Seeds of Deception, and Genetic Roulette, presents shocking evidence why genetically modified crops may lead to health and environmental catastrophes, and what we can do about it!

Check out this video which provides a little more detail around the science, the politics and the many catastrophic health effects of GMO’s as well as what we can do, as the consumer, to drive change!

Also, if you would like to avoid GMO foods but don’t know where to start, check out the Non-GMO Shopping Guide.

Nourish you body and your mind – become educated and help inform others as to the changes we need to see in our food supply!

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