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THE BIG DEAL.. “GMO and whats ‘on the table’ “

on November 2, 2012

Taking a trip to your local grocery store to buy nourishment for your family may seem like an intentionally nurturing thing for you to do.

However, the food that you may be choosing could likely be something other than what meets the eye.

Some of us may have casually heard the term “GMO”.
However, one in four of us may think it is some type of general mills or motors term, or perhaps something to do with a way to help “feed the world”.

The truth is, GMO, or “genetically modified food” has crept somewhat quietly into the vast majority of all of our food supply without our comprehensive knowledge of what it really means.

Genetic engineering takes genes from a completely different species and inserts it into the DNA of a plant or animal.

MONSANTO, is the world’s leader in creating and perpetuating these products as well as the myth that they are somehow not only “safe” but are helping the famines of the world.

However, many countless third party studies have found this much to the contrary.

Sadly, the FDA does not regulate the safety of GMO’s, but rather takes them at their own “word” and the  law makers who have been the ones who have launched this “weird science”  modern day experiment to our human population are closely tied to Monsanto.

Therefore, it begs to asks serious questions as to why they were created, the safety of these franken-foods, what are our risks and how can we avoid them.

GMO’s were created for two primary reasons.

One reason is so crops could resist insects without using pesticides (insect resistant seed). These plants cause the stomachs of insects to blow up if they eat them, therefore, the insects stay away from these crops.

Secondly, they were created so a breed of crops could be doused with pesticides and remain strong and alive  like some type of superhero plant. (pesticide resistant seed)

But, what has been the “cost” of these “super-plants”?

Since their introduction in 1996, the incidence of chronic disease has nearly doubled within nine years, from 7-13%.
Visits to the ER due to allergies doubled from 1997-2002.
Overall food related illnesses doubled from 1994-2001.

Besides these health concerns, they have spread into our atmosphere threatening to contaminate virtually all of our conventional and organic crops.

Animals avoid eating GMO foods, and the ones who aren’t so lucky or have been an experimental studies have had major health problems including infertility, premature deliveries, and many other reproductive issues, organ poisoning, immune reactions to foods, reducing digestive enzymes, and widespread death, to name a few.

One of the most disturbing findings with GMO’s is these crops actually transfer right into our own gut DNA  and continue to function.

The colonization of our intestinal flora has huge and far reaching implications.
There has been a very close correlation with the increase in GI problems over the past few decades with the insurgence of these spliced and diced genetic engineering.

Our children are unfortunately at the greatest risk of GMOs in their diet.
Since these foods have been shown to produce massive increases in allergies, children are extremely vulnerable to these crops.

Milk is pushed onto our kids from Dr.s to media to mamas.

However, the  bovine growth hormone
(rbGH), so kindly given to us by Monsanto,  is a genetically engineered hormone given to cows to help them mass produce milk.
There are huge concerns with this.

It contains an increased amount of IGF-1. This is a well known risk factor for contributing to breast and prostate cancer.

This absorption can cause hormonal and allergenic effects as well as many other issues that have been called for to be further studied.  The antibiotic resistant genes that have been used in GM foods put kids at risks for being more prone to ear and other infections.

Since GMOs are not mandated yet to be labeled, what are we to do!?

Here are a few responsible tips for self purchasing as well as dining out:

  • Buy local and organic and join a CSA who is completely organic.
  • Do not use cottonseed, canola or corn oils from the store and inquire when dining out if they are using them, since the likelihood that they are GM is very great.
  • If using olive oil, do not use a “blend” and ask what is being used in the kitchen.
  • Stay clear of packaged sauces.
  • Avoid processed foods with these oils as well as soy and corn derivatives.
  •  This includes soy flour, protein, lecithin, textured vegetable protein, corn meal, corn syrup,dextrose, maltodextrin, fructose, citric acid, and lactic acid.
  •  Other potential sources are salad dressings, bread, mayonnaise, and sugar from GM sugar beets.
  • Avoid all dairy that is not labeled organic and that includes rbGH.
  • (the industrialized nations outside of the US have not approved this harmful genetically modified hormone).
  • ALL aspartame is genetically modified and should be avoided at all costs.

For a complete an comprehensive look into other sources of GMO’s and what to avoid, refer to www.responsibletechnology,org/

WE now get the opportunity to get involved with the movement to label GMO foods by VOTING Tuesday Nov 6th!

This is such an amazing opportunity to be a voice to stand up against big government and companies who have not been honest by giving us complete information.

Voting YES on Proposition 37 will require genetically modified foods  to be labeled.

We have a RIGHT TO KNOW whether or not our food has been altered, especially since there was never proper testing to determine if these frankenfoods are safe for us and especially our children.

I encourage you not to allow these big corporate giants, who have a lot at stake if the truth gets out and their foods are labeled, to do another “tobacco snow job” you.

Their campaign to sway voters to keep us in the dark is not based in truth or transparency.

Here is the best answers to the Naysayers for Prop 37!

The more we know, the better more informed and healthier choices we call can make.

It may seem like a daunting task to avoid all of these GMO foods until they are properly labeled. However, without being discouraged, take heart, be conscious and know that just being aware, taking steps to be more informed and exercising your right to vote are all giant leaps toward stamping out these threats to our health.

Together, we can make a difference for our children and “Change the SHAPE of our Future”!


Dotty 🙂

Dotty Cropped2By: Dotty Hagmier, RN, BSN, CHC

As the president and founder of Moms in Charge and also a mom of three beautiful children, Dotty’s passion is to guide families into a place that will provide them with the best possible choices to raise healthy and vibrant children.


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