By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
October 31, 2014
- The poison on your dinner plate
- Are you the guinea pig in this human experiment?
- How to beat the Franken-food deception
What if I asked you to throw a few ears of corn into the sink and douse them with Roundup… then rinse them off and feed them to your family for dinner? Would you do it?
Nobody wants to pump their family full of harmful herbicides that have been linked to cancer, infertility, DNA damage and liver problems. But it’s happening every single day.
I’m talking about putting genetically modified foods, or GMOs, on your dinner plate. If you listen to the propaganda, these foods are no different than traditionally grown fruits and vegetables. But that’s just not true.
GMO foods are the result of money-making “genius.” You see, a giant biotechnology firm, Monsanto, introduced an herbicide called Roundup back in the 1970s. But that’s not where the genius comes in.
The real money-making brilliance came to light several years later. That’s when the company started selling genetically engineered seeds… with the explicit purpose of selling more Roundup!
That’s right. Monsanto created a suite of genetically modified crops that allow – even encourage – farmers to spray as much Roundup on them as necessary to get rid of weeds. And, these foods are landing right in the center of your dinner plate.
Everyone, from Monsanto to the American Grocer’s Association to the government, is defending these foods. But nobody really knows what the long-term consequences to our bodies and health are.
It’s nothing more than a human experiment. And as long as we’re kept in the dark, we’re no better than off than laboratory guinea pigs.
My question is this: Why would so many people work in concert to hide certain facts about GMOs if there wasn’t some sort of deception going on?
Here are some real truths…
Most people are unaware of the trickery going on when it comes to GMO foods. But just take a look at a few of the shenanigans that have been come to light.
- There isn’t a shred of evidence proving GMO foods are safe. A few studies from Monsanto say they might be. But they’re very short-term and pretty much don’t PROVE anything at all.
This is a clear conflict of interest. Worse yet, their license agreement prohibits growing the crops for research. So, Monsanto can say whatever they want, and nobody else can confirm or deny it. Despite this, the FDA claims these foods “are not materially different” than non-GMO foods. This decision was made back in the early 1990s by an FDA commissioner… who came from Monsanto.
- A 2012 study showed the herbicide Roundup increases breast cancer, lymphoma and leukemia. It appeared in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology. But guess what happened? In 2013, the research was retracted from the journal. The study authors allege that the journal’s editor, who previously worked for Monsanto for seven years, is behind the retraction. Thankfully, the study was re-published in a European publication earlier this year.
- The tiny state of Vermont became the first state in the nation to require the labeling of genetically altered foods. It’s supposed to go into effect in 2016. Now, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers, International Dairy Foods Association and the Snack Foods Association are all seeking to have the law overturned.
What is everyone trying to hide?
Could it be the fact that glyphosate, the main chemical in Roundup, damages DNA, causes cancer and acts as an endocrine (hormone) disruptor in human cells? It even causes cell damage and death at the levels found in Roundup-ready crops.
Or, is it the BT toxins found in Monsanto’s crops? These act as a pesticide to prevent crops from damage. But it’s not just harmful to pests. It appears these toxins may damage red blood cells, which are needed to deliver oxygen throughout your body.
Now, here’s the real humdinger. From what I understand, the EPA just recently approved unlimited amounts of BT-toxin residue in your food. At the same time, I’ve noticed that some of the research revealing how this toxin is showing up in humans seems to have disappeared from the internet altogether.
Don’t be tricked into becoming a part of this human experiment. There are many ways you can avoid these Franken-foods.
Here in the U.S., the most common GMO crops include white potatoes, corn, soy, canola, sugar beets, papaya, zucchini, yellow summer squash and alfalfa. So, you always want to buy these from organic sources. It’s also in your best interest to read labels. Pass on foods, sweeteners and oils that contain any of these ingredients.
I also recommend memorizing the Dirty Dozen (Plus!) list. This is a list of foods the Environmental Working Group ranks high in pesticides. And the residues of these pesticides remain even after the fruits and vegetables are washed. With this in mind, it’s a good idea to go organic on these foods, too…
- Sweet Bell Peppers
- Imported Nectarines
- Domestic Blueberries
- Green Beans
- Kale, Collards, Leafy Greens
You can save money on your organic foods by buying generic, clipping coupons and purchasing seasonal fruits and veggies from your local farmer’s market. It’s also a good idea to pass up on organics that come in fancy packages – because those pretty boxes and bags will add to the cost.
And, remember! Commercially fed livestock, poultry and fish might be eating GMO-tainted grains. So, always choose grass-fed, organic range-free and wild-caught for your proteins.
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