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MONSANTO: What you need to know about GMO foods

May 06, 2011

What you need to know about GMO foods

Did you know that 75% of processed foods contain one or more genetically modified ingredients (GMO’s)? They most likely come from corn, soy and canola.

Why should you be concerned? Well the biggest reason is that the majority of GMO crops have been genetically engineered to be able to withstand spraying with herbicides that are toxic, like Monsanto Corp’s “Roundup”

According to the Academy of Environmental Medicine, “There is more than a casual association between GMO foods and adverse health effects”. What happens is that new allergens, toxins and unpredictable side-effects with people and environment emerge.

What Can You Do?

  • Read product labels front and back to see if there is mention of dextrose, corn starch, corn syrup, corn sugar, soy lecithin, canola and cottonseed oils or even sugar from sugar beets. That will be tough because sooo many of our products have one or more of these.
  • Choose certified organic foods as much as possible. They will not use any genetically modified products or antibiotics and hormones.
  • Call or write to President Obama, your state representatives and food manufacturers. Tell them you will not tolerate these GMO crops and demand labeling of them if used.
  • Grow whatever food you can using organic seeds.

 

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