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A GMO is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. GMOs are the source of genetically modified foods and are also widely used in scientific research and to produce goods other than food. GMOs are unhealthy. Human studies show how genetically modified food can leave material behind inside us, potentially causing long-term problems. Genes inserted into genetically modified soy, for example, can transfer into the DNA of bacteria living inside us. Additionally, the toxic insecticide produced by genetically modified corn was found in the blood of pregnant women and their unborn fetuses.
Numerous health problems increased after GMOs were introduced in 1996. The percentage of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses jumped from 7-to-13 percent in just 9 years; food allergies skyrocketed, and disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, digestive problems, and others are on the rise. Although there is not sufficient research to confirm that GMOs are a contributing factor, doctors groups such as the American Academy of Emergency Medicine tell us not to wait before we start protecting ourselves, and especially our children who are most at risk.
The American Public Health Association and American Nurses Association are among many medical groups that condemn the use of genetically modified bovine growth hormone; because the milk from treated cows has more of the hormone IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1), which is linked to cancer.
GMOs cross-pollinate and their seeds can travel. It is impossible to fully clean up our contaminated gene pool. Self-propagating GMO pollution will outlast the effects of global warming and nuclear waste. The potential impact is huge, threatening the health of future generations. GMO contamination has also caused economic losses for organic and non-GMO farmers who often struggle to keep their crops pure.
Most of the health and environmental risks of GMOs are ignored by governments’ superficial regulations and safety assessments. The reason for this tragedy is largely political. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for example, doesn’t require a single safety study, does not mandate labeling of GMOs, and allows companies to put their genetically modified foods onto the market without even notifying the agency. Their justification was the claim that they had no information showing that genetically modified foods were substantially different, yet secret agency memos made public by a lawsuit show that the overwhelming consensus even between the FDA’s own scientists was that GMOs could create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects. They urged long-term safety studies. But the White House had instructed the FDA to promote biotechnology, and the agency official in charge of policy was Michael Taylor, Monsanto’s former attorney, later their vice president. He’s now the US Food Safety Czar.
By avoiding GMOs, you contribute to the coming tipping point of consumer rejection, forcing them out of our food supply. Because GMOs give no consumer benefits, if even a small percentage of us start rejecting brands that contain them, genetically modified ingredients will become a marketing liability. Food companies will kick them out. In the United States, a consumer rebellion against genetically modified bovine growth hormone has reached a tipping point, kicked the cow drug out of dairy products by Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Dannon, Yoplait, and most of America’s dairies.
The Campaign for Healthier Eating in America is designed to achieve a tipping point against GMOs in the United States. The number of non-GMO shoppers needed is probably just 5 percent of the population. The key is to educate consumers about the documented health dangers and provide a Non-GMO shopping guide to make avoiding GMOs much easier.
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