Are GMOs Behind the Increasing Rates of Cancer and Food Allergies in the U.S.?

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GMOs and food allergies Did you know that just by moving to the U.S., a person’s risk of cancer increases by 400%? In the last 20 years, cancer rates, as well as the incidence of childhood ailments like food allergies, asthma, ADHD and autism have increased dramatically in the U.S. In the last 20 years, we have also seen the introduction of “novel proteins” (read: GMOs) into the U.S. food supply.

According to Robyn O’Brien, author of The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It, founder of the AllergyKids Foundation and mother of four, this is no coincidence. Robyn, a food industry analyst turned “real food evangelist,” gave this profoundly moving and insightful TED Talk in March at TEDxAustin. In just 18 minutes, she makes a compelling case for the elimination of genetically modified foods from the U.S. food system.

Robyn was moved to investigate the cause behind the increase in food allergies in the U.S. when one of her children suffered a severe allergic reaction to a “typical” American breakfast. What she discovered in the process was so alarming that it propelled her on a mission to inform people of the dangers that the food industry is exposing our children to in its efforts to maximize profits.

There is an incredible amount of information packed into this inspiring 18-minute video and I highly recommend watching it through to the end.

Do you think there is a link between GMOs and cancer or food allergies? Please leave a comment below.

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20 responses to “Are GMOs Behind the Increasing Rates of Cancer and Food Allergies in the U.S.?”

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  3. Ab says:

    Yes, I have thought this for a long time, just never took the steps that Robyn has.   Thank you 

  4. Joycecritelli says:

    I totally agree with Robyn!! Our government consistently supports companies like Monsanto at the expense of organic farmers.

    The one additional thing I wish Robyn had added is that, despite the huge amount the U.S. spends on “health care,” Americans are far less healthy and live shorter lives than many people in other developed countries. I would have to look it up, but I think I read that we are 23rd or so among the healthiest countries.

  5. Arthur_dameron says:

    Yes, I believe Genetically modified foods are having a direct impact on our nations health. What Robyn mentions about corn I’ve known for a while. Think about how many man made foods have corn syrup, and the great deal of it being made with this genetically modified corn.  FDA is not protecting the American people. They’re  bought and payed for by the very companies there suppose to over see. Many of the them retire and go and get jobs working for the very companies they where over seeing. There’s great deal of conflict of interest going on here.

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  7. Dikke says:

    google ‘The World According To Monsanto’ to learn more;)

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  13. bptr says:

    What is the common denominator in causing all of these problems (not just health problems, but a slew of others)?? PROFITS!!!!!

    This relentless never-ending pursuit of more and more obscene profits by corporations is literally ruining our health and welfare, our environment, and the WORLD.

    We need to change the system so that PROFITS is no longer the singular goal of corporations. Why can’t companies run perfectly well without this insane goal? Not-for-profit companies do perfectly well with everyone getting nice salaries.

    We should either abolish the corporate structure or change it to focus on value and the common good.

    These ever-growing excessive profits are hoarded and never trickle down to the working class in the form of more jobs or increased pay. Notice that job growth has been stagnant and real pay hasn’t increased since the 70’s? This despite soaring record profits.

    The American public is brainwashed into going along with this “Pro Business” policy that Republican leaders tout, but it is actually just “Pro Corporation” with corporate welfare, tax breaks, and whatever helps the rich get richer. The average worker is not benefitted and the Republican voters continually vote against their own self-interests. The working-class struggles more and more while the rich get richer.
    It is simply a rigged system (nothing to do with personal greed as some say).

    Add to this that the working-class is getting sicker and sicker from poison processed foods, then sent to more and more expensive healthcare to treat them. The food industry makes profits making you sick then the health”care” industry makes tons more profits with expensive medicines and treatments.

    The American public goes right along with this and continues to support this crazy system!!!
    Why???

    The Republican politicians, who work only for corporations, know that the voters are easily duped into voting for them. They pretend to care about fake issues like Mexican Immigration, Gay Marriage, Abortion, Welfare, etc. just to get votes and support. Then, they proceed with their true intentions of supporting corporate profits only.
    They care nothing about your health and welfare or these phony social issues.

    This is the whole purpose of the Republican Party’s existence now.
    Wake up America and stop voting for these con men crooks.

    Also stop trusting these criminal corporations who care nothing about you and stop buying their poison foods.

    Demand ORGANIC and put an end to obscene corporate PROFITS.

  14. bptr says:

    Besides the issues that Robyn mentioned, it needs to be known that High Fructose Corn Syrup is damaging the health of millions of people.

    It is an unnatural substance made using a complicated process that involves GMO corn and other chemicals.
    Mice studies have linked it to obesity, reproductive problems, and early death – especially affecting the females, It also causes insulin-resistance and Diabetes.

    This would explain the alarming percentage of obese women now.

    This poison is in tons of food now so read labels and stop buying this.
    All you are doing is padding the corporate profits and ruining your health if you choose to ignore this.

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  16. Sara says:

    I actually wrote an article about this. Feel free to look on my website and read the article. What is a GMO? It’s an objective review of what GMO’s are and some stats about childhood illnesses on the rise, such as allergies, asthma , and food allergies. http://genbumom.com/2015/09/25/what-is-a-gmo/

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