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Why You Should Be Concerned About GMOs

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GMO safety Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been grabbing headlines in recent weeks, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) suddenly reversing bans on one genetically engineered crop after another. The list of genetically modified food ingredients is growing at an alarming rate. And what’s even more disturbing is the fact the USDA seems to have sided with big business in allowing GMO foods to be sold without any labeling whatsoever.

Consumers have been left largely in the dark, unable to make informed choices about buying foods containing GMOs. By some estimates, over 75% of all processed foods sold in the U.S. contain a GMO ingredient. Corn, soy, canola, cottonseed, sugar, beef and dairy products are among the most likely to have been genetically modified.

Scientists, environmental activists, supporters of organic farming and consumers alike are joining forces to protest the USDA’s decisions. Organizations like the Organic Consumers Association, Alliance for Natural Health USA and Say No to GMOs! are just a few examples of those working to fight back against GMOs.

What’s behind all of the outrage and fervor? Here’s a brief overview of the case against GMOs. It’s important to educate yourself now, because the onslaught of approved GMO foods entering our food supply is likely to continue, as the government refuses to acknowledge that they could be harmful.

Why do GMOs exist?

If you listen to the government and the Big Agra companies it supports, GMO foods are perfectly safe, and their benefits include lower cost crops, more productive farms and even healthier foods. But the truth is, genetically engineered plants exist for a single reason — profits. Companies like Monsanto have been known to bully farmers into paying “technology fees” to use their GMO seeds.

In most cases, the reason that seeds are genetically modified is so they plants can withstand massive doses of herbicides and pesticides. And guess who sells these toxic chemicals? The same companies that make the GMO seeds.

 

Why should you be concerned about GMOs in our food supply?

Genetically engineered plants have had either genes from bacteria or viruses, or genes that make plants resistant to toxic chemicals like the herbicide Roundup — spliced into their DNA. These genes were never part of the human diet until the first GMO plant was created in 1996.

To date, there have been no long-term human safety studies conducted on GMOs. To assume that they are safe defies common sense, as we lack any scientific evidence to prove that they do not pose a threat to human health. In fact, more research points towards potentially harmful effects of consuming GMOs.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)’s official position on GMOs is that they “have not been properly tested and pose a serious health risk” and that a moratorium on GMO foods should be put in place until long-term studies demonstrate their safety. Many other environmental, public health and consumer protection organizations around the world are also calling for these steps to be taken.

According to the AAEM, “Animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including reproductive problems, compromised immunity, accelerated aging, blood sugar imbalances and harm to major organs.

Aside from the potential dangers of consuming GMO foods, GMOs pose a grave threat to the entire organic farming industry. (Scientists say that cross-contamination of GMO crops with non-GMO crops will be inevitable.) GMOs also contribute to greater pollution because many are designed to withstand greater application of pesticides and herbicides.

Have you ever seen one of those movies where a government-created toxin gets loose and spreads out of control? GMO seeds are real-word example of this scenario, and it’s happening right now! Experts all over the world are warning that as more and more GMOs are approved, they could become so intertwined with our food supply that we reach a point of no return.

Nobody knows for sure why the USDA is all of a sudden accelerating its acceptance of GMOs. What’s the rush? Are short-term decisions being made that are going to have serious long-term consequences? Unfortunately, the government has a long track record of doing just that. And history is replaying itself with GMOs. So the time to take action is now. If you want to get more involved in the fight against GMOs, I encourage you to visit the following websites:

What’s your opinion on GMOs? Should they be banned completely? Should we proceed with caution? Is there really nothing to worry about? Please post your comments below.


Josh Corn Joshua Corn - Editor-in-Chief
Josh is a health freedom advocate and veteran of the natural health industry. He has been actively involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years, and has been dedicated to the promotion of health, vitality, longevity and natural living throughout his career. Josh has successfully overcome several personal health challenges through natural means, and believes that sharing information can empower people to take control of their health so they can solve their own problems and live life to its fullest potential. Josh is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now. Additionally he serves as CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been formulating premium dietary supplements since 1995. Josh is currently working on his first book about natural health, and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, animal lover and enjoys “living in the now” with his wife and two sons.



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  1. Anonymous on February 20, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    If you say it as it is, something is wrong with the whole picture here. Is this a scenario to destroy our health very SLOWLY?

    I try to avoid in every instance food I suspect carry GMO. I am eating less and less of their stuff!

  2. Anonymous on February 20, 2011 at 10:12 PM

    While I don’t want to be a guinea pig, I don’t condemn all
    GMO food out of hand. Starvation is pretty harsh also.

    • Matt on February 21, 2011 at 9:17 AM

      You don’t have to starve. As they say, don’t panic, go organic. There are no GMOs in organic foods. But there are so many other good reasons to grow and purchase organic.

      If you meant the developing world, no, just to clarify, GMOs are not about increasing crop yeilds. They are, to make a long story short, about increasing crops resistance to pesticides and herbicides so that more of these can be used on them without killing the plants. (The same companies that produce the GMOs generally produce the chemicals they are designed to resist.) GMOs have little to offer the developing world – they, and the spray programs they are designed to work with are to expensive for farmers there. GMOs are for huge-scale monocrops, such as corn, soy, cotton, etc. as they are grown in the USA, while they are not effective or needed in small scale-farming. This is why you never get a catolouge to your house boasting “Your best whopper crop of tomatoes with our new GMO seeds!” – because GMO’s don’t increase crop yeilds, and they are just for the big boys.

      Find out more for yourself though!

      • Ariel on January 31, 2012 at 7:36 PM

        Matt-

        GMO’s offer very significant benefits to the developing world. You and I are privileged to be able to choose where our food comes from but many, read over a billion, people rely on rice as a staple component of their diet. Through genetic engineering, rice strains have been developed to withstand severe droughts and torrential flooding. Either mean devastation to the primary calorie source of many, again read over a billion, people.

        Also, while Round-Up-Ready crops unfortunately make up the bulk of GM crops, the same technology can be used to produce crops that DO NOT NEED ANY pesticides. My issue is not with the technology, but with the implementation.

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  4. ❤Melissa❤ on February 21, 2011 at 3:23 AM

    The entire Organic community is at risk, here’s why:

    GMO’s are not allowed in REAL organic production however the GMO seeds will be able to contaminate non gmo crops. Where are the laws protecting Organic farmers and farming practices????

    • annette Sonnenberg on March 28, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      There are no laws protecting organic farmers. All the laws protect the chemical company. If some of their gmo seed blows over to an organic crop and destroys it Monsanto can and does sue you for patent infridgement and boombards you with so many legal fees you will end up losing your farm defending yourself. Nice company don’t you think. They want to take out all the organic farms so consumers have no choice but to buy their cancer causing earth desroying bee killing food.

  5. Bobcat8 on February 21, 2011 at 5:07 AM

    GMO’s are bad.think of it this way people,God designed our bodies and the food we were to consume,when people come in and alter this design,your body doesn’t now how to deal with the altered design of the food,and this leads to many health disorders,including breakdown immune,diabetes,cancer,mood and physical and physcological disorders…

    • toxpath on February 21, 2011 at 1:21 PM

      As a toxicologic pathologist with over 30 years of diagnostic, toxicologic pathology, biological warfare experience, I find these comments scare tactics comical!

      • Me on May 27, 2011 at 12:52 AM

        yet you (toxpath) say nothing of why its comical. Who do you work for?

      • Kaldemvor on June 25, 2011 at 7:43 PM

        You may be a toxicologic pathologist with over 30 years of experience but nature’s got you beat by hundreds of millions of years. Somehow, when nature produces something good for us, some people (eg, Monsanto) almost always manage to screw it up. I find it incredible that someone in your field would so easily dismiss the toxic effects of pesticide-laden GMO foods.

    • Santanu on February 21, 2011 at 1:28 PM

      For god sake, it should not happen to you, but if your both kidneys given by god fails tomorrow, I am sure you will not go against the design of god and ask for transplantation.

    • Santanu on February 21, 2011 at 1:33 PM

      God has designed your body, to eat raw meat and grasses, you have desinged your food to have Hamburger and french fries. Jokes apart, your body is designed to have proteins, carbohydrates, nuclei acids and fatty acids as food. If you eat GM food its nothing but same, you are not eating platinum or diamond!!

  6. Santanu on February 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM

    “In most cases, the reason that seeds are genetically modified is so they plants can withstand massive doses of herbicides and pesticides.”-This is unfortunate. Please read little bit more. The GM crops with insect resistance actually reduces insectide application as the crop itself can protect itself from insect and do not need insecticide. For herbicide, the crops are made in such a way so that herbicide kills the weeds but protect the crop plants. Its everones right to take a stand but let us not try to make people fool

    • Kaldemvor on June 25, 2011 at 8:01 PM

      Do you think that it just might be possible that companies making billions and billions of dollars from
      GMOs and pesticides just might look out for their own financial interests before anything else?! Companies and corporations exist primarily to make profits. They also lie and spew propaganda to protect their profits.
       

      • mmgood on September 29, 2011 at 3:54 PM

        If they invest billions developing these products because the demand is there should you not expect them to profit from that investment? Thats business 101. If the product was not beneficial economically there would be no demand and no investment by the companies to develop it. Follow? Companies do not “exist primarily to make profits”. Supply and demand. Dont support GMO products and the demand vanishes, keep buying the products and the producers will keep cranking them out? bad for you, good for you, science, no science, long term health effects, no health effects ……….. who cares!! Support what you believe in (maybe thats organic at the local market. Support that and watch it grow) but dont ram your unscientific “facts” either way down anyones throat. I’m right …. no, I’m right …. no I’m right. Enough already.

  7. Your Daily Spyglass for Feb. 21 on February 21, 2011 at 10:31 AM

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  8. Mitchincredible on February 22, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    This is either really funny at how stupid people are, or really scary because of how people are. I really don’t know to be honest, all I know is GMOs are pretty much harmless, I can’t even imagine them being even remotely a problem with the amount of ethical red tape developed by the idiots promoting their anti-GMO lies.

    I’m suprised I’m the first guy who’s come on here to complain because of the amount of paperwork I have to do to satisfy misguided people. Anti-GMO people are one of the reasons why science is so held back, they’re the equivalent to religion.

    • Kaldemvor on June 25, 2011 at 8:26 PM

      Nature knows better than science. It seems that for anything nature does well, there are always some people who have to screw it up. Paperwork, studies, and statistics can be twisted to prove almost anything. Experts can be bribed to lie. Do you honestly believe that companies like Monsanto with billions on the line are above that? I can produce evidence from studies and experts to prove the exact opposite of what you’re saying. I’ve studied health and nutrition in for over 26 years and the most important thing I’ve learned is that nature always knows better than science, experts, and paperwork. And not that I take offense or even care for my own sake, but calling people who don’t share your beliefs “stupid”, “idiots”, and “misguided” doesn’t make your argument valid.

      • william on July 4, 2014 at 3:05 PM

        “nature knows better than science?” Why are we not worried about smallpox, polio, diptheria and all those other diseases that ravaged whole communities 100 years ago. Plus we’ve got plenty of food rather than starvation of previous generations.

  9. Bill Bishop on February 22, 2011 at 6:46 PM

    Some great discussion above. For the people who are pro-GMOs (see comments from “Mitchincredible” and “toxpath”), it seems like their only tool to prove their point is to ridicule those against GMOs. One called this discussion “comical” and the other “stupid”. How about some real arguments. Maybe we are wrong, but we’d like to know why. Do you have any research you can point us to? Because if not, maybe you’re the ones that should be a little more open-minded about the potential danger. I think in this case, the LACK of scientific studies showing the long term safety of GMOs scares me whilte the government and experts out there saying “just trust us” doesn’t reassure me

    • Santanu on February 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

      Bill:I do not think anyone is ridiculing “anti GM” stands. We are just asking to read more, use science and logic. Experts are not supporting GM baselessly. I can provide you thousands of peer reviewed journal papers which shows “GM foods are as safe as its conventional counter part if not safer:”

      • Mad Maeve on May 24, 2011 at 2:55 AM

        Please provide these papers then. And while you’re at it, make sure they’re not the ones produced by the chemical companies themselves, or funded by the chemical companies. Oh wait, you probably can’t, since they hide behind patent laws to block *independent* safety studies.

    • Mitchincredible on March 3, 2011 at 5:40 AM

      1. You’d be laughing too if you actually studied biotechnology.
      2. There’s no reason I should put the effort in to provide evidence to anti-GMO people who only spew heresay and conjecture to me. Also, anything I reference would probably be unreadable by someone who already is shown to possess a lack of knowledge in the science.
      3. Yeah, sure, there hasn’t been enough study done to show there isn’t a problem, yet amazingly, somehow, an equal amount of research has magically been accepted as evidence against GMO crops. That, my friends, is called bias.

      • Mad Maeve on May 23, 2011 at 11:49 PM

        re: #1: The way Dr. David Suzuki is laughing? Or Dr. Árpád Pusztai? Or Dr. Ignacio Chapela? or Dr. Irina Ermakova? Or the scores of other ethical scientists who haven’t been bought-off, intimidated, or otherwise silenced when they published their studies indicating the potential serious health risks of introducing GMOs into our food supply. Oh wait, they’re not laughing. Neither are the FDA’s own scientists, who were ignored when the FDA crafted it’s policy of ‘substantial equivalence’, lead by policy director Michael Taylor (who just happens to be both a former lawyer for, and former VP of, Monsanto – one of the biggest GMO producers in the world.
        http://www.safe-food.org/-issue/fda.html

        re: #2 - There’s no reason? More like you’ve got no credibility. Your post is such a cliche example of pro-GM propaganda trolls that I could easily believe it’s a parody.

        re #3 – No, no evidence that’s safe and no evidence that’s not. Therefore – the Precautionary Principle would indicate that it is just plain STUPID to consume them until we KNOW one way or the other.

      • Kaldemvor on June 25, 2011 at 8:50 PM

        Seems like you’re more than a little biased yourself. Nature has hundreds of millions of years on science. Science can’t explain the function of most of an organism’s DNA, it can’t identify the millions of complex chemical, hormonal, microbial, and nutritional interactions in the human body, it  and it can only identify a few of the plethora of nutrients found in foods, among its other shortcomings. Doesn’t it make sense, then, that genetically altering foods would necessarily affect the biochemistry of the foods in unpredictable ways? Since science doesn’t understand how either the vast majority of nutrients and chemicals in food work or how the complete physiology of the human body works, then saying GMO food is harmless or beneficial is itself conjecture or a lie.

    • Me on May 27, 2011 at 1:03 AM

      Exactly!! Honestly, every time I read someone with their ‘ultimate lack of knowledge’ spouting off about this then backing it with nothing other than 5year old Neener Neener’s, it makes me wonder…Who do they work for? Wheres the proof? Where’s the info? Somewhere they read something, sometime back when? No. Not good enough. SITE YOUR REASONS.
      Companies have to start being held accountable for what they do, who they affect and the terror that can be unleashed on the world if they arent careful. I personally am getting real scared to eat period. Hell its no longer just fast food, junk food….but real food?? We gotta worry about that now?
      Shoot, we should send all the GMO food to all the supporters and all the ‘lovers’ above. Since they believe in it so greatly and trustingly, Test the shit on them!! Lets see how long it takes them to sing a different tune. Lets see if they sing when their kids come out deformed, missing massive parts, organs not functioning properly, massive brain disfunction, new diseases, faster growing diseases….yeah they can have it all!

      • Kaldemvor on June 25, 2011 at 9:00 PM

        Great post. I agree with you completely. While I know I’ll probably never influence people who profess such strong opinions as Mitchincredible, but I do enjoy practicing my debating skills with them..

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  12. Andre Ferlatte on April 12, 2011 at 8:37 PM

    I completely disagree with the continuing approval of GMO foods on this planet anywhere. It is just another example on how humanity will destroy itself. We need not worry too much about nuclear mistakes or warfare. It looks like our demise will happen through our food chain. It will just take longer but it will happen

  13. Tim Naylor on May 17, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    Despite all the assertions and hype, the author cites not a single reference to a specific peer reviewed study on the harmful effects of GMO’s. You can get such damning papers for asbestos, nicotine, dioxin and PCB’s, but good luck on finding it for GMO’s. What the author also fails to mention, GMO’s, developed for the 3rd world are designed to be pest and drought resistant as well as increase yield sizes. Compared to organics which indisputably use twice the land and resources for similar yields as conventional farming (as reflected in the price), how can you reconcile your flat out rejection of GMO’s as being environmentally friendly? Something that has the potential to use less land and resources over one that is far more intensive – surely there must be another agenda at hand. Could it be that you want to undo the progress of Nicholas Borlaug’s true Green Revolution and have your Malthusian apocalypse come true? Such alarmist screeds have succeeded in consigning millions to death with the ban of DDT (another substance lacking peer reviewed evidence condemning it). Do you hope to get a few billion more notches in your belt by banning GMO’s while you sit safe and sound in the West, nibbling on your overpriced organic carrots.

    • Kaldemvor on June 25, 2011 at 9:10 PM

      What you fail to mention is that asbestos, nicotine, dioxins, and PCBs were all considered “safe”, too, before scientists had to start backpaddling and admit these substances were dangerous to health when the evidence finally became so overwhelming that it couldn’t be denied. And if you believe DDT is safe, then you can consume it. I don’t trust companies who have billions on the line and tell us their products are safe.

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  20. Joy on August 12, 2011 at 10:30 PM

    This not right at all… Why mess with nature? Nature gives us nutrition in it’s natural state. Sure organic costs more than GMO but that’s why you get what you pay for!!! We are willing to pay more to benefit our health. There’s no need to change something that does just fine on it’s own!!

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  22. Eliparker on September 4, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    There’s nothing to worry about.  Most GMO foods need LESS pesticides then normal, because they can have an insect repellant gene.  That gene (Bt) destroys the insect’s basic gut, we however have an acidic gut, and it cannot harm us.  Besides, in places where rice is the staple food, someone made golden rice with more nutrients like protein, which had a tremendous effect on the lack of nutrients the people are getting as a result of eating almost entirely rice.

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  25. Corbellatrentavasi on February 9, 2012 at 7:13 PM

    Albert Einstein: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live.”
     
    The whole point of the debate isn’t the amount of proof on either side right now, it is the lack of study. We don’t know the effect of these products and should have a choice before becoming a part of the study. It’s already out there and in our bellies. I try to eat completely organic, but honestly you never know. Contamination does happen and will continue to happen, unless GMOs are completely destroyed. Honestly, we are all eating the products already, so is there really a chance of having a fair study any way? Where would you get a control group? Even if you haven’t been contaminated by GMOs you may be exposed to their chemical cousins. If we were all tested right now, every one of us would have heavy metals, PCBs, and other toxins in our systems. Our environment is beyond toxic.
     
    Some of you that keep saying things about these studies showing increased crops, or health benefit…Do you really think the FDA, USDA, EPA, and Monsanto are going to tell you the truth? Look it up, please. They are the same group. The same men and women that work for Monsanto and other criminal companies are running these government agencies. These agencies have all been described as “revolving doors”. All you have to do is look at the history of employment for any of these guys and you’ll see the pattern.
     
    There are 40 preventable diseases killing us right now. They could all be prevented by simple changes in diet and nutrition. Did you know that your diet only needs to be 5% protein to sustain you? That protein can come from several sources, including potatoes, beans and rice, and a well balanced variety of raw fruits and vegetables. Americans are dying of excess protein and lack of vitamins and minerals. Just to further this point, any of you know how many people have died due to suspected vitamin or mineral overdose in the last twenty years? 11. You know how many people die each year due to heart disease and diebetes? 231,404 deaths in 2007 were linked to or caused by diebetes. In 2008, the deaths of 419,730 women were directly linked to cardiovascular disease. How about tobacco use? Thirteen percent of overall mortality in 2008. Starving people have compromised livers and kidneys. The last thing you should give to a starving child would be a steak. In Africa, the children aren’t dying from lack of protein. They’re dying from lack of food, period. So how about taking all that wonderful corn and soy we produce and instead of feeding it to American and European livestock, we feed it to those starving babies? We would have to cut meat and dairy consumption down, but it would save human lives (if that’s really what you’re concerned about, as I am) on both sides.
     
    Also, the benefits of GM crops are few. BT crops “require no or less” pesticide because the plants have been given the ability to produce it. This has created the new porblem of BT resistant pests that require even more pesticide than convetional growing. Some Indian farmers are now left with few options to protect their crops. Pesticides and fertilizer are expensive, and the majority of “developing” farmers can’t afford it. They buy their GM seeds and chemicals on credit. Usually, they use their land as collateral. If the crops fail – as they often do without exact amounts of chemicals- the “developing” farmers lose everything. Over 200,000 farmers in India have commited suicide due to this issue. Most by drinking the “completely harmless to humans” Roudup they couldn’t afford. Also, they have little option of returning to their heirloom varieties, should they decide to leave the GM market. Monsanto owns 90% of the seed industry right now. The few companies that are left typically sell similar products. Over a thousand varieties of rice and several hundred varieties of other traditional crops have been completely lost due to the GM industry. This means that if the GM crops continue to fail, the farmers will be left with no tolerant varieties, as biodiversity has been greatly reduced.
     
    Another point – Drought resistant varieties completely and utterly fail under normal conditions. They don’t have the abilty to flex as natural heirloom varieties do. So, farmers investing everything in GM weather tolerant crops would still starve, should nature take its course.
     
    Laws are not being passed to protect farmers because of “revolving door” agencies. Why would they rule against their past and future employers? Why would they protect the three percent of American families that still farm? Or the general public for that matter… That would require honoring their oathes and a serious pay cut.
     
    ToxPath: As a pathologist you should realize that a great many toxins in our enviroment are cumulative. If these toxins weren’t an issue, you wouldn’t have a 30 year career. If people weren’t becoming ill and didn’t require your expertise, you wouldn’t be laughing your way to the bank. You wouldn’t be laughing at all.
     
    We weren’t designed to eat “raw meat and grasses”. If you ate raw meat and grass – you would fall ill. If the bacteria and microorganisms didn’t kill you, the hit to your liver and kidneys would. Besides, humans can’t digest grass. Don’t believe me? Look at what happened to the Irish during the great potatoe famine. We can however digest grains, legumes, fruits, vegetables, and some flowers. Just because we CAN digest meat (only when cooked, usually) doesn’t mean we are designed to. It means we evolved to ingest an item that was easier to catch or more common. We aren’t carnivores – we’re simply opportunists.
     
    Pretty much harmless you say… Huh, I thought cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and premature death were all pretty harmful. If GMOs cause these conditions in just about every creature we feed them to, chances are they’ll do it to us too. We just wouldn’t be able to peg it down to the GMOs, not with all the other sludge being dumping on us. And that’s the sick beauty of it, don’t you think? No one would know.
     
    Bees, bats, birds, and butterfiles are all dying and yet some of you are still trying to deny anything that contradicts your payroll. Actually, a species goes extict every week or so but this doesn’t have any correlation what-so-ever with human “growth” or “development”. No, it’s just nature taking it’s course. What will happen when the bees are gone? Who will pollinate our food? What will we eat after the topsoil blows away in the name of “development”? I’m sure science will run right to the rescue with some other carncinogenic “cure”.
     
    By the way, the reason that organic produce costs more isn’t that it has a lower yeild. It’s that it takes more man power to produce. You’re paying someone else to weed the garden, since they aren’t relying on neurotoxins. Also, organic farmers make more on average than conventional GMO farmers… Which should be a good thing considering that fact that so many “American Farming Families” are being crushed with foreclosures. So how about we do everyone a favor? Put people to work by employing them in the organic industry, and have real food for everyone else? It would save the economy, put a plug in the draining food and water supply, and feed the hungry. Not to mention the fact that we could stop deforestation via GMO soy and corn. Then we would all breath just a tad easier.

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    • Michael on September 23, 2012 at 5:51 PM

      I totally agree and I have decided to throw out any GMO foods I have and buy 100% Organic.

  27. Michael on September 23, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Everyone! Please do some research and you will see we must stop buying GMO products. It can be done if you focus on 100% organic foods.
    Don’t eat out much and know what you are putting in you mouth!

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