Written by: Dr. Mike April 14th, 2014
Last week Dr. Eric posted an article on our Healthsprout’s Facebook page about GMO labeling. I want to break this article down a little bit more so that we are all aware of what is going on in the Biotech industry, and how little they care about our health. Most of you have probably heard by now that our foods are being genetically altered. These foods are called Genetically Modified Organisms. Many crops have been modified genetically, but the crops we typically think of when we think GMO are corn and soy crops. Science has provided us with evidence that these crops have an array of negative effects on human health. In fact, the mountain of evidence has risen so high that GMO foods have been banned countries like Germany, Ireland, Austria, Greece, France, Mexico, Switzerland, and Australia. Restrictions on GMO’s have been made in at least 60 countries worldwide.
Unfortunately, despite this ever growing mountain of evidence that links GMO foods to tumors, premature death, organ failure, gastric lesions, liver damage, kidney damage, and allergic reactions… The FDA and the USDA have been pushing them on us anyways. In recent years, America has fought back trying to make mandatory labeling on foods that have been altered. This makes sense because it would at least give consumers like ourselves, the chance to avoid buying any foods containing genetically modified organisms. You would think that would be a fair request, right? It hasn’t been easy. The result has been a political battle for the right to know what is in our foods. Here is an excerpt from the article posted last week.
“(NaturalNews) A proposed new federal law just introduced by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (a Democrat) and Rep. Mike Pompeo (a Republican) would outlaw state-enacted GMO labeling laws. The new law, ridiculously called the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, is actually an last-ditch, desperate effort by the biotech industry and the GMA to forever bury the truth about GMOs so that consumers don’t know they’re eating poison.
According to mainstream media reports (1), the bill would require the FDA to mandate GMO labeling only if those foods “are found to be unsafe or materially different from foods produced without biotech ingredients.”
Because the FDA and USDA have already decided, against all scientific evidence, that GMOs are “safe” and “not materially different” from other foods, this requirement is nothing but sheer sleight of hand and a pandering to idiocy. In truth, this new bill, if passed into law, would allow food companies to permanently and insidiously hide GMOs in all their products forever, nullifying the numerous state-based GMO labeling laws which are on the verge of passing.”
This is a tough situation, because we do not hear about any of this in mainstream media. We have to actively seek out this type of information. Right now, the power is still in the people’s hands to make GMO labeling a law… but we have to continue to stay informed.
Also, we will be talking about GMO’s and other important topics at our recipe night on Monday, May 12th! Join us, and bring your friends!