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Organic Foods vs Hybrids!

Jun 3, 2008
Best kept secret of the pharmaceutical companies and food industry, since past 12 to 13 years is that you and your children have been eating Genetically Modified Organisms, uncommonly known as GMOs or transgenic or genetically engineered food! A layman hardly understands the repercussions of these genetically modified food and the havoc it can cause in one's system.

The FDA is very much aware of this fact but has done little or almost nothing to protect everybody from the aftermath this billion dollar industry may cause. Since early 1990's scientists have urged the food industry and the FDA, to carry out conclusive studies about the threats that GMOs can pose. Until it is proved that no harm is being done to living beings and the environment and particularly causing no severe health risk, to young children, consumption of such foods can be disaster prone. But unfortunately till date, the FDA has blatantly ignored the warnings and is allowing big corporation to use all of us as guinea pigs while the wallets of the business heads in the biotechnology industry are getting obscenely fat!

A new breed of dog or a new breed of roses are produced successfully since ages, by cross breeding or cross pollination. But the difference here is that traditional cross breeding has been done using genes from similar plants or animals to create a new breed. Genetically modified foods use organisms, plants or living beings which are not similar, such as inserting a fish gene into a tomato. Using nature in an unnatural way, carrying out mutations of various genes without proper or informed study can be a potential cause of severe health hazards.

Numerous studies conducted in the field of genetics have shown that whenever a new gene has been introduced in a plant, the new gene can disrupt the functions of the plants native genes. It can result into altered or mutated DNA. Sequence of DNA can be deleted, truncated or the gene may be turned on or off, and the protein coded from such a gene in the native plant that is otherwise harmless has the potential to become very toxic. In a case study done on rats which were fed GM potatoes, had smaller hearts, livers, kidneys, testicles and brain, a damaged immune system and a change in the white blood cells. Several rats developed lesions in the stomach. But the most frightening fact is the speed with which these changes start to develop.

In another study conducted on white mice, it was discovered that the females gained weight significantly . Their liver and kidneys were damaged. On the other hand the effect in the males was exactly opposite. They grew to only half the size of the females.

A farmer from Germany ,named Glockner grew GM corn on his farm. He fed the GM corn to the cows he owned and alarmingly within a short period of time, a dozen cows died. The remaining cows developed a mysterious disease and had to be killed. He was left with no choice but to stop growing this corn.

Some farmers rearing pigs noticed that the conception rate in females had dropped dramatically and some of the males had became sterile after eating GM corn.

There is also a potential of creating allergens. A study was done on the bean and the pea plant that were not otherwise allergenic. The genes from the bean were inserted into the pea, creating an allergenic plant. If a person who is allergic to peanuts consumes a GM plant which is not of peanut, but has peanut DNA inserted into it, then the person is bound to have an allergic reaction. It is almost impossible to determine in which person what will trigger a reaction as gene from which plant or organism or living being is introduced in the GM foods is hard to track.

According to Health Wellness and Happiness, Nigel Hawkes, Science Editor for the London Times had written an article about the experiment conducted on ladybugs which had eaten aphids that had dined on genetically modified potatoes. The result showed that the lady bugs life span was cut by 50 % and they laid fewer eggs even though they did not directly eat the GM potatoes. A similar outcome was noticed in the Monarch butterfly. Any guesses as to why the honey bee is disappearing?

The research laboratories of the biotech industry did their own testing. But this was done on mature rats and mice. It is a well versed fact and the biotech industry is also familiar with the fact that the results would be different when studies are conducted on the young and adult mice. As the young utilize nutrients in much higher quantity to build the body as it is their growing phase, and during this phase of accelerated growth if new allergens are introduced, then potential liver and kidney or brain damage is possible.

Because of the potential disruption and genetic alterations in the DNA of this foods, you may think that GMOs would be soon banned. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Money and power is the goal of this industry and we are just minions of the biotech industry which control and mint money, no matter what damage is being done to the society and all of mankind.

Another terrifying fact is that one of the GMO company has produced what they call terminator seeds. Terminator seeds are produced by taking native seeds and making them sterile.

The obvious objective of producing such seeds can be that farmers will be left with no choice and will have to eventually buy only GMO seeds from the companies. Imagine the implications!

Dr. John Fagan an award winning molecular biologist, mentioned, that amongst all technologies, genetic engineering is the most dangerous because of the threat it poses of unexpected harmful side effects which cannot be reversed or corrected and will in turn harm all future generations.

A survey conducted showed that 9 out of 10 people would not purchase or dare to eat genetically modified foods.

This fact is very well known by the FDA and the food industry and hence they are always going to hide the fact that you are already eating it. Unless you are eating only organically grown food, any kind of processed food that contains corn or soy product, canola oil and some rice, tomato sauces, it is almost certain that you are eating genetically modified foods.

Initially when GMOs were introduced we were made to believe that GMO crops were being bred to produce crops with higher resistance to insect invasion,. This crops could survive harsh weather conditions, changing climatic condition,, floods, droughts and higher yield of the crops would eventually end starvation in the world . If only this was the real reason but it sounds too good to be true.

Several excellent books are available which expose the masterminds behind this GMOs and the individuals and companies that are quietly working in the background gaining unprecedented strength and power while filling their enormous coffers at the cost of the ignorant society. More about organic healths at http://www.mastercleanse-review.com
About the Author
Dr. Billie is an expert on bio health and has been in the medical profession for over 18 years. Find out more about Master Cleanse
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