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The forbidden truth about GMOs

The California Proposition No. 37 was defeated by the giant biotech companies who spent $46 million on lies and propaganda to hide GMOs in our food supply.

These pesticide companies are now fighting harder and harder to strengthen the position of GMOs in our food supply and disrespect the right of consumers to know what’s in their food.

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So far, these companies have been able to create lots of confusion and doubt about the GM crops and their side effects on our health and the environment. Here are the health and environmental risks associated with GMOs in our food supply based on independent resources and research:

Gastrointestinal Problems and intestinal damage:

Bt corn is the masterpiece of Monsanto introduced to market in mid 90s. The BT bacteria is sprayed on vegetables, corn or soy to kill pests. Here is a study in 2012 on how BT toxin kills human’s cells. 

The Study: Bt Toxin Kills Human Kidney Cells

Also another study in Canada showed how BT toxin has been found in the blood of 95% of women and their unborn fetuses.

Canadian Study: GMO Toxins in Vast Majority of Pregnant Women and Fetuses

GM food toxins found in the blood of 93% of unborn babies

Few independent studies also show that GMOs cause intestinal damage.

Possible links between intestinal permeability and food processing: A potential therapeutic niche for glutamine.

Allergies and Autism:

In many cases children with severe allergies stopped showing any signs of allergies after they stopped consuming GMO foods. GMO foods also have been related to inflammation and irritation which are the same side effect we see in children with autism.

Autism Numbers Skyrocket

Gastrointestinal Problems Common in Children With Autism

Autism and Diet Connection

Typical American Diet May Fuel Autism

Infertility and depleting soil from its minerals and beneficial bacteria:

Based on few independent studies Monsanto’s Roundup ready soy has been related to infertility. In one study 50% babies of mother rat died after they were given GMO foods.

Ultrastructural Analysis of Tests from Mice

Monsanto’s Best-Selling Herbicide Roundup Linked to Infertility

A glyphosate-based herbicide induces necrosis and apoptosis in mature rat testicular cells in vitro, and testosterone decrease at lower levels.

U.S. Fertility in Decline

Beef Cattle Fertility

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Roosevelt once said that the nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. The GM by products and chemicals such as Bt toxin deplete soil of its valuable minerals and beneficial bacteria. The active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup called “glyphosate” is also non-biodegradable and adds to the environmental toxins.

Genetically Engineered Crops - A Threat to Soil Fertility?

Cancer, increase in use of pesticides and loss in US agriculture:

The increase in use of rBGH growth hormones and antibiotics in our meat and dairy products have been related to cancer.

Plasma insulin-like growth factor (IGF) I, IGF-binding protein 3, and mammographic density.

New Study Warns of Breast and Colon Cancer Risks from rBGH Milk

The export of US agriculture has also decreased as a result of GMOs and they have caused 99% loss in export of US agriculture to Europe.

Also despite the claims of the biotech that GM crops will reduce the need for herbicides, since the introduction of GM foods, the use of herbicides have increased by 527 million pounds.   

Glyphosate resistant weeds a reality for cotton growers

Monsanto's Crops Spawning Superweed Epidemic in U.S.

GM-foodsIncrease in superweeds or superbugs, damaging native species and polluting the environment:

The use of chemicals like Monsanto’s Roundup has generated crop destroying superweeds and superbugs and a need for stronger pesticides.  

loss of corn exports to Europe: Something to chew on at the Commodity Classic

Farmers Cope With Roundup-Resistant Weeds

Report Documents Pesticide Use Increases on GE Crops

First came superweeds; now come the superbugs!

GM crops can also easily contaminate non-GMO crops and other plants. In fact, FDA’s approval of GMO alfalfa could mean an end to organic sustainable agriculture as we know, since alfalfa is pollinated by insects. GMOs are also a threat to survivals of bees, butterflies, bats and other pollinators. 

Colony Collapse Disorder of Honeybees

Also few independent studies show that Bt bacteria can be found in hundreds of water ways, groundwater sources and steam ways in America. 

Monsanto’s Carcinogenic Roundup Herbicide Contaminating Water Supply

Indian farmer’s suicide:

In India every 30 minutes a farmer commits suicide because of devastating results of Monsanto’s GMO crops. The costly seeds and the increase in use of stronger pesticides leaves farmers with no choice but to end their lives by drinking the insecticide that was shipped to them by Monsanto.

BT sins... itchy scars

Bt cotton - less miracles, more failures for Indian farmers

On India’s Farms, a Plague of Suicide