Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Frome the pages of American ANTI Cancer Institute
We've all seen them. Some of them are so common that we don't even think of
them as genetically modified, like the pest-resistant plant varieties now widely
available both as consumable products and in seed form. Then there are the
trendy, novel GMOs like the grapple, the apple-resembling, grape-tasting "fruit". But these categories of GMOs are also just a small part of the whole picture. Most frightening of all: the vast majority of these genetically modified organisms are ingested without the consumer's knowledge! GMO labeling is NOT required in the U.S and it is estimated that more than 2/3 of
all processed foods sold in the U.S contain genetically modified ingredients.
What are GMOs? Are GMO products safe?
A genetically modified organism is an organism whose genome has been altered by gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology to create combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. This process is meant to encourage the expression of desired physiological traits or the output of desired biological products and is used primaril in agriculture and biomedical research. Although genetically modified foods have been approved for human consumption in the United States since 1995, more than 30 other countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, have significant restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs. They are not considered proven safe. There are serious and legitimate concerns regarding the risks posed to human health and the nearly inevitable creation of new generations of insecticide-resistant “superbugs.” Once GMOs are released into the environment, they are able to interbreed with other organisms and spread freely and we CANNOT foresee the consequences. Nor can we recall these creations back to the laboratories where they were created.
Meet Lynnette Pate, the Organic Guru!
Lynnette Pate is making it her life's work to raise awareness about the
importance of organic foods and to educate the public about the dangers of the
GMO industry, Monsanto in particular. Lynnette's journey to become a
health and wellness expert started as a personal one many years ago after her
son endured 2 near-death experiences and more than 27 surgeries and as she coped
with her own life-long kidney problems. After years of personal research and
study under numerous natural health practitioners, Lynnette now shares her
knowledge in a series of books: Lose Weight…the Pate Weigh, Fuel for the Body,
and This Book is Intended to be Read…What the Food Industry and Government Have
been Hiding from You. To continue her mission to educate the public about
healthy living and what can be done to stop Monsanto and the GMO Invasion,
Lynnette and Team Nation Wide will embark on the Fuel for the Body Bike T.O.U.R.
(Total Organic Understanding Ride). They will be pedaling from
Minneapolis, MN to Gulfport, MS between October 1st - October 31st, 2012.
Do you care for the health of the nation? Do you want to STOP Monsanto?
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