This is a messed up world. It has been for almost all time, but I think it is more messed up now than ever, and heavily thanks to the people who have messed up our food supply. I would agree with Prince Charles speaking to the press about Genetically Modified food (GM or GMO). There is danger in messing with our food supply.
One of the greatest concerns that we are seeing with the increase in GMO foods, is the effect on gut inflammation. As these foods tend to wreak havoc on the intestine, leading to highly inflamed tissue and gut permeability. As seen on the nongmoproject.org website:
Are GMOs safe?
In 30 other countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs, because they are not considered proven safe. In the U.S. on the other hand, the FDA approved commercial production of GMOs based on studies conducted by the companies who created them and profit from their sale. Many health-conscious shoppers find the lack of rigorous, independent, scientific examination on the impact of consuming GM foods to be cause for concern.
We have expressed our concerns over the years, but it wasn’t until lately that we have now seen the science that suggests that these other countries commissions are being the wisest of them all, by saying no. Since 2006 we have grown to 22 countries producing GMO crops, with 53% of all of them grown in the US. Currently, the following foods are grown in these percentages GMO vs conventional: Soy – 91%, Cotton – 88% (used primarily as cotton seed oil in food products), Canola oil – 88%, Corn – 85%, Papaya – 50%.
By the way, organic can be GMO. It MUST say Non-GMO to insure that it isn’t. Otherwise, it just might be, which is sad. The UN is actually positioned to adopt new labeling guidelines for GMO and NON-GMO foods. Which would be a fantastic step, however guidelines is all they would be. Not laws. http://www.nongmoproject.org/2011/05/18/un-commission-poised-to-adopt-new-labeling-guidelines/
I know most don’t really grasp GMO foods for what they are yet. But consider this, the “Roundup Ready” Soybean, has had Agrobacterium Sp. Strain CP4 genetic code injected into the plant with a gene gun, which simply drives this genetic material into the plant, in hopes that it will lash on to the genetic code. It does, but in different ways, so the plant is not typically an exact duplicate from one plant to the next. This bacteria gene sequence provides protection to the soybean as it is resistant to roundup herbicide. This allows the soybean to be sprayed without concern for the plants survival. For anyone who eats anything organic… why? If it is to avoid pesticide, then just know that your one serving of anything soy that is not guaranteed Non-GMO, just ruined you for weeks, and all the organic food in the world would not undo what was just done.
How about corn? Bacillus Thuringiensis (BT) genetic code is injected into the corn. This provides resistance to the corn borer bug. You won’t believe this, the way it does that is by producing a natural pesticide. So this bacteria is a poisonous one, and the poison is toxic enough to kill the bug. So this is where the real concern comes from. More recent science has shown how this pesticide producing DNA strand can alter the DNA of your gut bacteria, causing your normal healthy bacteria, to now become producers of mass destruction.
And yet another scary thought. Your gut is a highly proliferative tissue, meaning it is constantly regenerating. These types of tissues are susceptible to alteration, and sure enough, some research now shows that human gut tissue can be altered to a degree that it is also producing that BT pesticide! This would suggest that your own tissue can adopt that gene into its sequence.
The finale. If you are producing pesticide, or if the food you are eating is producing pesticide. Your gut will inflame, you will not be able to limit what is absorbed into your gut and you will result in:
arthritis, fibro myalgia, lupus, food allergies, celiac, irritable bowel syndrome, and other problems along these spectrum. Stay tuned for part II to learn about the foods that are highly inflammatory, and how you can heal yourself once you have gotten to this point.