In the last twenty years, the number of Americans suffering from at least three chronic illnesses has doubled. We’ve gone from eating wholesome foods to foods that have become science fiction in nature. Actually, there’s nothing natural about them. When Europeans became aware that their foods were undergoing genetic experiments that would harm their health, there was such an uproar of the people, that these foods were banned. però, most Americans have been kept in the dark about these foods. Our government continues this science experiment at the health expense of its citizens because, like cancer, it’s very profitable. Most of you reading this are eating genetically modified organisms, also known as GMO foods.
It sounds innocent enough, but what does this actually mean? In the early 1990’s, the United States government had the audacity to play God with our food supply. To create a GMO food and other GMO species, a gene from one species is forced into the DNA of another species. The steps to create a GMO are as follows:
- first you take a gene and make millions of copies of it.
- then you put the genes into a gun, not the type you may use to defend yourself, but the type used in a lab.
- you shoot the genes onto a plate of millions of cells and then clone those cells into a plant.
- normally, a virus will be put on the plant to activate the gene.
Basically, they are interchanging genes from one species to another, to create new organisms. This is being done primarily by Monsanto, a bio-tech company.
This will sound like science fiction but unfortunately, it’s true. Here are three cases:
(1) Human genes are put into corn to create spermicide.
This next one really sounds far fetched but given the extent to which our country will go to profit from its people, I believe it:
(2) Spider genes are forced into the DNA of goats’ milk to create spider-web proteins. These proteins are then isolated to be used to make bullet proof vests. Ok, you were warned that it sounded insane! Here’s one more:
(3) Cow genes are being inserted into the DNA of pigs to create cow hides.
The two foods most affected are corn, of which 88% is genetically modified, and soy, of which 94% is genetically modified. Two types of crops have been developed.
Herbicide tolerant crops – these are crops which can be sprayed with herbicides and not be killed. Referred to as Roundup-ready (Roundup is a popular herbicide/weed killer), these crops contain the herbicide Glyphosate. The creation of genetically modified herbicide crops causes a cataclysmic, domino effect. First, Roundup-ready crops produce plants that are nutritionally poor; the plants are weak and sick. Il prossimo, animals that are fed these plants often become deathly ill due to multiple nutritional deficiencies. Often the animals die. Finally, the animals that do survive end up in our food market as steaks, pork chops, etc. Unless farmers specifically request non-GMO feed, livestock in the United States are fed Roundup-ready soy, corn, cottonseed, canola meal, sugar beet pulp, and alfalfa. As a consequence, Autistic Spectrum in children has skyrocketed since the introduction of GMO crops. Of course, this is not the only disease that has skyrocketed.
A U.S. Geological survey found Roundup in 60-100% of air, rain, and water samples. It was also found in the urine of city dwellers. Roundup was also found in the blood of pregnant woman and in their fetuses. Another consequence of this money-making scheme is that Glyphosate, the herbicide in Roundup-ready crops causes both infertility and birth defects.
Pesticide producing crops – these are crops that produce their own toxic insecticide so that if a bug eats a bite of the plant, it causes the stomach of the bug to open up, resulting in the death of the bug. The pesticide used for these crops is Bacillus Thuringiensis or Bt. Scientists refer to this as Bt corn.
This is really scary because this is thought to be the same process which causes “leaky gut syndrome” in humans. Leaky gut is a serious health problem in which the normally tight junctions in the gastrointestinal tract, become damaged, allowing substances such as toxins, microbes, undigested food, or waste to leak through into the bloodstream and other parts of the body. This results in an autoimmune response which can lead to gastrointestinal problems such as abdominal bloating, cramping, fatigue, food sensitivities, excessive gas, joint pain, and skin rashes.
Continued in Part 2.