I am answering this post by Dr. Rowen in bold print. First I am not happy with much of the GMO because we have no idea what the environmental impact will be in 50 years, but lets stick to the facts and not someone’s assumption that has yet to be proven true. There are way too many scare tactics in the news already without adding more bs to it. People in the know, after reading much of the following, will wonder what kind of scientific education this doctor has. It is obvious that he has not done his research but it is just taking for gospel what he has read on undocumented sites. Just the facts please, just the facts for the truth shall set you free.
GMO FRANKENFOODS LABELED IN RUSSIA – WHAT ABOUT US?
I am not a fan of Russian President Vladimir Putin. But this page is medical, not political (unless related to medicine). So, I want to hand it to Mr. Putin on a major subject you should know about. He’s got some real smarts that our alleged government leaders do not when it comes to health. While Candidate Obama, before he was elected President promised transparency in GMO labeling, he not only has not delivered, but the situation has gotten far more worse during his tenure.
Candidate Obama – 2007: “Here’s what I’ll do if elected. I’ll immediately implement country or origin labeling because Americans should know where their food comes from. We’ll let folks know whether their food has been genetically modified, because Americans should know what they’re buying. “ Yes, I’ve seen that many if not most foods list country of origin. But GMO labeling? The first thing regarding Obama’s “immediate” promise was to pick Tom Vilsack for Secretary of Agriculture. Vilsack had a very intimate relationship with GMO promoting groups, appearing to me to be a virtual spokesman for Monsanto. (Obama’s speech is posted on you tube).
So, here’s what you got with Obama and Vilsack – an agriculture system where nearly all corn and soy grown in America is GMO. Vast swaths of our rich farm belt are so overgrown with GMO crops that Monarch butterflies are now endangered.
Corn is engineered to produce a pesticide, Bt, which literally punches microscopic holes in your intestinal lining. And if not Bt, then engineered to be resistant to Roundup herbicide, which is literally drenched on Roundup Ready soy. These crops are genetically engineered to be resistant to this dangerous chemical, which is systemically taken up by the plant, so there is NO WAY to wash it out. Eat Roundup Ready crops and you are getting a huge load of this poison.
Monarch butterflies do not live off or even touch corn or soybeans for their food. They strictly live off of milkweed, a broad-leaf plant that grows where nothing is mowed like on the sides of roads or in peoples back lots. There is no way Bt corn can be affecting their existence. If anything is affecting the decline in the monarch population it is that more land is kept mowed so milkweed doesn’t grow as abundantly as it once was.
Drenched? Is that like 5″ of rain? What does “drenched” mean? Roundup is used at around 2 pints per acre, that would be .0007 oz. per square foot. That is really a very small amount. 35 years ago I accidentally drank about 2 oz. of roundup with the only side affect I had to date was loose stools for 2 days afterwards. Maybe I am now genetically modified? I am very sure this is much more than 100 people would ingest in a lifetime from crops if the roundup is even still present when eating one of these crops
Now I don’t expect you to believe just me on the horrors of GMO Frankenfood. Nor Jeffrey Smith, author of the exceptional book “Seed of Deception”. How about believing a Russian Health official who likely is not bought off by the chemical giants, as are our politicians. Yes, this is one time I would believe the Russians, not our rulers.
“It is necessary to ban GMOs, to impose moratorium (on) it for 10 years. While GMOs will be prohibited, we can plan experiments, tests, or maybe even new methods of research could be developed. It has been proven that not only in Russia, but also in many other countries in the world, GMOs are dangerous. Methods of obtaining the GMOs are not perfect, therefore, at this stage, all GMOs are dangerous. Consumption and use of GMOs obtained in such way can lead to tumors, cancers and obesity among animals. Bio-technologies certainly should be developed, but GMOs should be stopped. We should stop it from spreading. ” – Irina Ermakova,VP of Russia’s National Association for Genetic Safety. (Rowen note – an excellent short summary. But it doesn’t include growing evidence for many other damages now linked to GMO foods seen in animals and even humans.)
I am under the opinion that one will find the biggest reason for obesity is HFCS. This is my opinion, not a fact, but we are not seeing an increase in cancers in cattle that are being fed GMO corn or soy. My brother, a dairy scientist , has been monitoring this for years and if their was a correlation he would know it. Some say birth rates for calves have gone down but his data has not seen it. If this was the case, dairy farmers would be much more careful about what they feed their animals.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev recently announced that Russia will no longer import GMO products, stating that the nation has enough space, and enough resources to produce organic food.
“If the Americans like to eat GMO products, let them eat it then. We don’t need to do that; we have enough space and opportunities to produce organic food.”
Ok… let me talk about organic produce (whatever that means, man has been using pesticides for thousands of years) . How does organic produce protect itself? It is by building up pesticides in their system to fend off the attacks of insect, fungus or even extruding a herbicide to protect their growth space. Read the following…..https://ketchemandfleezem.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/unsprayed-produce-creates-natural-carcinogens-to-protect-itself-or-why-do-people-ignore-the-scienice-on-how-dangrous-organic-vegetables-can-be/
I frequent restaurants less because I don’t know what kind of poisonous foods they have. I refuse service of any corn products (inclusive of tortillas) that are not organic, and will rarely eat their soy either. It is quite possible that eating Monsanto Frankencorn could turn your intestinal bacteria into Bt pesticide producing factories by picking up the loose gene from the corn. And, of course, you’ll be getting reamed with Roundup plant poison, which toxic effects are not limited to plants, but to you as well. My friend Joe Mercola has referred to Monsanto as the “most evil” corporation on the planet. I agree. I called several California legislators to request GMO labeling. I was told that Monsanto owned the legislature and to forget the thought.
Using the word “frankencorn” in order to get an emotional response is not logical. Call it GMO please!
It saddens me to look to Russia for leadership on issues like this. But at least it is a sovereign government of a large country that is placing the food welfare of its people above the bottom line of a multinational evil corporation. President Putin has just signed a law requiring labeling of GMO foods imposing stiff fines for violations.
The horror in America is that in every state (mine included) that has attempted to mandate labeling of GMO food, Monsanto has stepped in with its blood money to sack the measure. Hence, stores are denied freedom of speech and you are denied a fundamental right to know if the “devil” has altered the genes in your food. How might you like to be an orthodox Jew, who eschews non-fish seafood, to discover that your salmon has been genetically modified to include the genes of eels? Could forcibly being denied the right to know be a violation of your right to the free exercise of your religion under the 1st amendment.
I believe Vermont has required labeling.
Why just Monsanto? There are other companies also doing and working on GMO. It is not just Monsanto! There are others as big as Monsanto and now even a famous beverage company is getting into the act looking to create that weight reducing tomato or cucumber.
Please do everything possible to avoid buying and eating GMO food. Vote with your wallet and protect your body at the same time.
FYI… Insulin was the first ever GMO .