80% of all conventional processed food contains GMO, most likely including that bowl of Fruit Loops you eat for breakfast every morning. With every spoonful of those colorful, crunchy loops, you are ingesting genetically modified organisms detrimental to your health. The long-term impacts of GMOs are unknown, making them an ever bigger risk to our health
So now you may be wondering what’s GMO? GMOs are genetically modified organisms, an experimental combinations of genes from various species that cannot occur naturally without lab work. They are engineered to produce an insecticide, preventing insects from eating the fruits and vegetables, however, contaminating these crops with harmful toxins. GMO will make fruits and vegetables grow faster and larger, assisting these major farms in acquiring a much higher profit. It benefits them, the manufacturer, it has no positive benefits for us, the consumer.
GMO is banned in over 60 countries who consider this substance unsafe including Japan, Australia, and all of the countries in the European Union. There are bans and significant restrictions on the production and sale of GMOs in these countries which were put in place to enhance the lives of their citizens, however, in the U.S., the government has approved GMOs due to studies conducted by the same corporations that made them and profit from their sale.
Here is a list of high risk crops from the Non-GMO Project:
Canola (approx. 90% of U.S. crop)
Corn (approx. 88% of U.S. crop in 2011)
Cotton (approx. 90% of U.S. crop in 2011)
Papaya (most of Hawaiian crop; approximately 988 acres)
Soy (approx. 94% of U.S. crop in 2011)
Sugar Beets (approx. 95% of U.S. crop in 2010)
Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash (approx. 25,000 acres)
ALSO high-risk: animal products (milk, meat, eggs, honey, etc.) because of contamination in feed.
Cereals, cookies, lunch meet, crackers, and snack foods contain large amounts of high risk food ingredients. Over 80 percent of our food contains GMO, whether its a healthy protein bar, or a twinkie, our bodies are constantly consuming this dangerous substance.
So what’s the fix? ORGANIC! Shopping organic is a great way to insure that you and your family are eating the healthiest food possible. Organic foods are more expensive so I encourage you to start one step at a time. Try having an organic breakfast every morning, and from there, start eating all organic fruits and vegetables to avoid those harmful pesticides sprayed on them and keep increasing the amount of organic, non GMO food you consume until it is almost 100%! Be innovative and create your own recipes that include healthy foods, but still taste scrumptious. Just because you are no longer eating the same sweets as you did before, it doesn’t mean that you still cant enjoy some tasty snacks.
If you are still curious on the damaging effects of GMO, I encourage you to check at this PDF about the myths and facts of these organisms.
Here is an excerpt from this examination, proving how detrimental GMO truly is.
“In 1989 in the US, a food supplement, L-tryptophan, produced using GM bacteria, was found to be toxic, killing 37 people and permanently disabling over 1500 others. 69,70,71 The resulting disease was named eosinophilia myalgia syndrome (EMS). Symptoms included an overproduction of white blood cells called eosinophils, severe myalgia (muscle pain), and in some cases, paralysis.”