Are You For Genetically Modified Food?
Genetically Modified Organism is the most common usage. The acronyms GEO (Genetically Engineered Organism) or simply GM or GE are also used. What does this mean? It means that we are living like in a movies about the distant future. This means that we now have a blue strawberries, oranges in apples, potato in corn(…). All the food looks like it’s painted and it stays fresh for a long time. All this we used to watch at the movies while today we eating that food!
Soybeans are one of the world’s most genetically modified crops. Like it or not, genetically engineered seeds are sneaking into a lot of foods, often via corn, which can be turned in to a huge variety of foods and food-like substances. What worries me more is the fact that people are silent. Governments of all countries are poisoning the land and the seed while the people remain quiet. Whether in the food we eat has some sedative? Whether through the food they affect our brains? This seed is not healthy! There is a Facebook group against genetically modified food, but people do not realize that they will not stop until the entire world go out on the streets!
These chemicals kill our bees the most important creatures on the planet and warp our babies. However, a recent report by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, says that the EU farming community has benefited from genetically engineered crops through higher yields and cost savings. The EU-27 consumes about 33 million tonnes of soybean meal a year in animal feed, with most of it imported from North and South America. Of this between 80 and 95 per cent is genetically modified – 26 million to 31 million tonnes.
The U.S. company “Monsanto” produces genetically modified seeds. In the 1990s, the Monsanto corporation was feared and reviled as one of the world’s largest chemical companies, and by far the most aggressive promoter of genetic engineering in agriculture. The company spent millions of dollars trying to convince people that the fate of the world’s starving masses depended on the acceptance of its new, genetically engineered crop varieties. Originally, Monsanto was one of four chemical companies seeking to bring a synthetic Bovine Growth Hormone, produced in E. coli bacteria genetically engineered to manufacture the bovine protein, to market. Today, Monsanto is the agricultural subsidiary of Pharmacia, a transnational pharmaceutical company with dual origins in the United States and Switzerland. They operates in: Canada, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Albania, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Algeria, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia, Zimbabwe. Several other countries will sell their healthy seeds for the modified while some don’t want to do this. Do not allow contamination of land and seed. Sign a petition to pass a law against it. Do something for yourself and your future.
The latest survey conducted by Canadian scientists showed that the poisons, which contain genetically modified food, kept in the bloodstream and is transmitted from mother to child. It is the toxins that are artificially injected into genetically modified crops, and that should kill only the harmful insects. However, the study of Canadian experts has shown that as many as 93 percent of cases, if pregnant women consume genetically modified food, these toxins are not only retained in her body, but also for their baby. The survey also showed that in 69 percent of cases, women who are pregnant, toxins remain in the bloodstream. Such data are astonished Canadian scientists, as there are serious conditions that these toxins can cause various abnormalities, allergies and even cancer. “This study surprised us as it is shown that toxins, which are used to destroy insects survive in the human body the digestion of food and reach directly into the bloodstream,” said the Canadian researchers, as quoted by the Daily Mail. ” According to them, those who advocate the cultivation of genetically modified foods are assured that such a thing is impossible, but the latest scientific studies are now denied.
On the other hand, proponents of GM foods argue that “the study is not reliable.” So the British Council for Agricultural Biotechnology, argues that the toxins that are injected into genetically modified organisms to destroy the insects “are not dangerous to human health”. The British ad campaign proclaiming Monsanto’s mission to feed the world became such an object of derision that it had to be withdrawn. The experts, however, requires governments across Europe to ban cultivation of genetically modified organisms and calls for further research, which should determine what effect these toxins cause when you get into the bloodstream.
The experience of U.S. cotton growers with Monsanto’s genetically engineered seeds is even more striking. Monsanto released two varieties of genetically engineered cotton, beginning in 1996. One is a Roundup-resistant variety and the other, named “Bollgard,” secretes a bacterial toxin intended to control damage from three leading cotton pests. The toxin, derived from Bacillus thuringiensis, has been used by organic growers in the form of a natural bacterial spray since the early 1970s. But while Bt bacteria are relatively short-lived, and secrete their toxin in a form that only becomes activated in the alkaline digestive systems of particular worms and caterpillars, genetically engineered Bt crops secrete an active form of the toxin throughout the plant’s life cycle. Much of the genetically engineered maize currently on the market, for example, is a Bt secreting variety, designed to repel the corn rootworm and other common pests. The first widely anticipated problem with these pesticide-secreting crops is that the presence of the toxin throughout the plant’s life cycle is likely to encourage the development of resistant strains of common crop pests. The U.S. EPA has determined that widespread resistance to Bt may render natural applications of Bt bacteria ineffective in just three to five years and requires growers to plant refuges of up to 40 percent non-Bt cotton in an attempt to forestall this effect. Second, the active toxin secreted by these plants may harm beneficial insects, moths and butterflies, in addition to those species that growers wish to eliminate. All these insects are needed because of the food chain that is so important. We can not kill nature and the natural cycle of life. Nature tends to be balanced. Nature might deal with a company like Monsanto, but humans will not. Everything we eat will affect on us and our children.