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                    We are what we eat
                                                (ancient Eastern wisdom)


      The Genetically Modified Food You Eat Every Day



                   What is GMO?

  GMO products, deciphering what harm is.Man a social, we constantly exchange information with the outside world. We go shopping, watch TV, read articles on the Internet and everywhere you can find three interesting letters - GMO. It is interesting that there are GMOs in our lives for several decades, but only recently, this phenomenon began to pay attention. This is because GM chose the laboratories and was a clear separation of the concepts of selection and GMOs.


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GMOs in a purple carrot.

 
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So, what is GMO and selection? Breeding - is crossing similar organisms, it is science, which aims to find the most adaptable organisms. With breeding can cross an apple and a pear, peach, apple, even a tiger and a lion, but it is done, what would bring more to adapt to the individual's life.  

We can say that the process of domestication with / crops and animals from ancient times to the present day - is also a process of selection. Thus, the selection of driving the same organisms in nature, for example, different breeds of dogs that would take third. 

 

 GMOs - genetically modified organisms, there are concepts such as GMP - genetically modified products. Such organisms are organisms in which there is a foreign gene. In other words. The scientists took a gene one creature and implanted it in another. Tomato with fish gene probably is not is no news, so many imagine what it was about.  

The fact is that when scientists are wedged into the natural environment of the body and modify them, they break the natural course of life. At the simplest level, GMO primarily harms the food chain. Scientists still do not know what will happen next, after the GMO will actively develop without their supervision. In some ways, this is already happening.

 Few of us know that this is not carrot orange, its true color - purple. Just as there were varieties of raspberry, white and yellow. Just carrots are used in food, as it is today, it was more a remedy. Only in the 16th century carrots purchased orange hue and we owe this selection scientists who began to cross different types of carrots. 

 This carrot to date is very rare and expensive. An interesting fact is that it is so easily modified organism perceives the other versions, so maybe carrots that we eat today is not even worthy of being called carrots. To the outside world is certainly not a positive factor that purple carrots disappeared from the face of the earth. 

 Just disappeared hundreds of apples, potatoes, corn, cabbage and other vegetables and fruits. The thing is that scientists find a certain kind and begin to modify it, and other varieties are gradually dying out, because they displace more tenacious relatives. Example: American farmers and rape. Rape, which used to be grown quite fragile culture, but constantly modifying its scientists have ensured that it will not eat insects, it does not apply to poison weeds.  

The reverse side of that rape seeds are easily carried in the surrounding fields and the plants grow in the territories of other cultures, as well as the cities grow randomly. Because of their resistance to any chemicals and insects, people can not take it. Rape destroys other plants that are trying to grow farmers. Who knows what lies ahead and will not spare the human species that is left of the natural diversity of plants? 

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In Norway, the opponents of such modifications are already creating "ark" for seed. Many of the crops are gathered there already exists. Semenohranilische is at a depth of 120 meters below the ground and at a height of 30 meters above sea level. Store is a real tank, it will have to stand in the event of nuclear war, 

 environmental disasters and natural calamities. Those seeds that can survive even in a dormant, frozen. Also in the ark can be found frozen animal DNA in the first place there were placed such DNA, which are on the verge of extinction. Scientists who work in this incredible place, note that in the last decade, the rate of extinction has increased.  

Of course, in addition semenohranilischa in the world there are a number of others, but this is the most secure and be able to resist, even in the case of melting glaciers and will stay for at least a thousand years.

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But consider what is a GMO in fact. The first cause of GMOs - it dramatically increased the number of people on the planet. No one knows why, and most importantly for what humanity has become so quickly multiply and grow, because if the result statistics, by 2050 the world population will be at least 9.5 billion people. October 31, 2011 will be officially born 7 billion people on earth. For example: in 1800, the world population was 1,000,000,000. In 1929 - 2 billion, and for the last 50 years the population has increased from 3 to 7 billion people.


With GMO scientists try to defeat hunger for all these people, but at what cost? In introducing potato gene scorpion and the Colorado potato beetle, so that other insects or damaged potatoes. In tomatoes and strawberries, as noted earlier, have introduced gene flounder that whatever they touched the cold. Genes, for what would have been the fruit of careful and smooth just is actively implementing many products.  

GMP is the most common soy, wheat, corn, sugar beet, cotton, canola, tobacco, strawberries and other fruits and vegetables. But over time, scientists are starting to adopt the modified genes into animals. So - grow cows, composed entirely of muscle mass, or chicken in which the "legs" is more than the whole chicken. Eggs, which are spiced chicken can be any of the genes that are either help people or not.


Another reason for GMOs - is gain. Those who shout about the usefulness of such products receive permanent income, and those who conceal the truth and just use of genetically modified organisms on their farms and industries have losses due to bad harvests or lean animals and again remain in profit. Genetically modified organisms is a new weapon that can use people. 

 Even if just to be able to capture the weeds / x of the country, which is opposed to politicians - it will be an amazing victory, is it a country-winner will be able to deliver to the defeated countries those products that have been modified and they can contain anything. Moreover, they will profit from the supply of these products.
Because of the damage that can cause GMOs, many countries have restrictions on the use of the interest of such products, for example: in Japan, you can rate the content of GMOs in the product - 5%, in Europe - no more than 0.9%, while in the U.S. - 10%. In almost all countries Mandatory labeling of GMO content in it. In Russia, there is also the law under which the sign Mandatory labeling of GMOs, if their content exceeds 0.9%. An interesting fact that in the first, the official version of a GMO was starvation in Africa. GMP were invented that would imported into their poor countries, but rather then in Africa have banned the import of GMO products. Scanty, but ecologically pure food Africans seemed more acceptable for human consumption.


As far as damaging modified foods? Openly about it will not tell anybody, but if you just think about, how much security can be products, which contain a gene wandering another? Consuming day-to-day kind of food that is in a person? Hulk and Spider-Man in comparison with that just ordinary people.Dismantled, the transgene itself, which consumes a person shall not be harm to a person, because this gene alone can not fit into the human genetic code. 

 However, as he leads the way on the body, it triggers the synthesis of proteins, which may lead to marginally severe allergies. In the U.S., allergy affects 70% of the population, and many scientists believe that it is precisely because of the GMO. As well, there is a strong decrease in immunity and metabolism. Other damage to the body causes the transgene in the stomach, causing a disruption of the mucosa. GMF can cause cancer, it occurs when a mutation of cells begins in the gut. But all this is not really as scary as the real threat that can bring GMOs.  

 

Russian scientists have conducted an independent investigation using feeds that contain GMOs, they feed animals such substances and found that most of the animals can not have offspring, and they began appearing tumor. Infertility - this is what causes the GMP, if consumed frequently. Not only are the animals that are still born, had obvious mutations rejection limbs, hair in places where it should not be, atrophied muscles and stuff. After that, these mutated animals do not have offspring.


Those fed GM feed a large number of cattle, which then gets to us on the table, add the GM plant and you get in your body something unknown, but certainly scary. After the use of such products, people can be normal? Children who will be born, will have more and more mutations. If the change is in the human body is not visible open, soon they will be everywhere. Already, there are cases where children are born with mutations in these cases are more frequent.You are free to decide what you GMO - saving endangered species and people, or the path of mutation and the disappearance of the world. But, anyway, always read the label with the composition of substances in foods that are buying, do not buy anything suspicious. Often, manufacturers do not write about what is actually in the product contains GMOs, so pay attention to the list of food additives. If you meet: E101 and E101, E150 (caramel), E153 (calcium carbonate), E160a (beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, retinol), E160b (Annatto) E160d (lycopene), E234 (lowlands), E235 (natamycin); E270 (lactic acid), E300 (vitamin C - ascorbic acid) from E301 to E304 (ascorbate), from E306 to E309 (tocopherol / vitamin E), E320 (BHA) E321 (BHT), E322 (lecithin), with E325 to E327 (lactate), E330 (citric acid), E415 (xanthine), E459 (beta-cyclodextrin), from E460 to E469 (cellulose), E470 and E570 (salts and fatty acids), esters of fatty acids (E471, E472a & b , E473, E475, E476, E479b), E481 (stearoyl-2-lactylate Sodium) from E620 to E633 (glutamic acid and glutamate) from E626 to E629 (guanylic acid and guanylate), from E630 to E633 (inosinic acid that inosinate), E951 (aspartame), E953 (isomalt), E957 (thaumatin) or E965 (maltinol) 

- you know, before you supplements that contain genetically modified organisms.As already stated above, the main products that contain GMO soybeans and is its form, corn, and all part of what it is, tomatoes, zucchini, beets, wheat, and consequently bread, sunflower oil, rice, carrots and onions.Just give a list of popular companies that use

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GMOs in production: Kelloggs,Nestle, Heinz Foods, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Danon, Similac, Cadbury, Mars, PepsiCo.Remember it is always better to be safe, if you want adrenaline and excitement - it is better to bail out than to take their children and grandchildren on the existence of a mutation in a changed world. 

 Take care of yourself and the world around you and are suspicious of anything that you want to use in the food. These days, we can not even rely on that will themselves grow. Why? For the reason that the earth itself is poisoned constant sprinkles chemistry and draining sewage. In the world there is a constant cycle in which that merged into another part of the earth, in a few days with precipitation will fall to your yard. The only advice we can give - be careful and attentive.


4-digit code beginning with #4
Conventionally grown
Crop may have been exposed to synthetically manufactured pesticides but is not genetically modified.
5-digit code beginning with #9
Organically grown
“Organic” is usually visible on the PLU sticker. Crop may still have been exposed to naturally derived pesticides, but is not genetically modified.



"That may be one of the reasons why things like food allergies [and] autoimmune problems are skyrocketing,” pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears adds. "Peanut allergies in kids have tripled in the last decade."

Commercialized GMO Crops in the U.S.
Soy (93%)
Cotton (93%)
Canola (90%)
Corn (86%)
Sugar Beets (95%)
Hawaiian Papaya (more than 50%)
Zucchini
Yellow Squash
Alfalfa

• See how the Fooducate phone app scans grocery store product barcodes, analyzes and grades the ingredients, and suggests a more nutritious alternative.
• For a list of foods you should buy organic, aka “The Dirty Dozen”, click here.
• Learn more about dangerous chemicals and additives that could be lurking in your food.
• The shocking ingredient behind natural raspberry flavoring.

Other Healthy Phone Apps
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GMO crops have infiltrated 80% of all the packaged food in the United States, and no one has told you. Here’s why.

Genetically modified food is in a store near you today. In fact, it’s been there for years. You may not know it, but in all the fracas over genetically modified food, one point is often left out: You’ve been eating it for a long time and no one has told you. This infographic from Nature’s Path--which makes organic cereals, bars, and waffles that contain no GMO ingredients, they’d like you to know--shows where you’re getting your genetically modified treats, and why no one has told you:


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Genetically modified foods…
Are they safe?

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) doesn’t think so. The Academy reported that “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. The AAEM asked physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods.
Before the FDA decided to allow GMOs into food without labeling, FDA scientists had repeatedly warned that GM foods can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long-term safety studies, but were ignored.
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Since then, findings include:

  • Thousands of sheep, buffalo, and goats in India died after grazing on Bt cotton plants
  • Mice eating GM corn for the long term had fewer, and smaller, babies
  • More than half the babies of mother rats fed GM soy died within three weeks, and were smaller
  • Testicle cells of mice and rats on a GM soy change significantly
  • By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies
  • Rodents fed GM corn and soy showed immune system responses and signs of toxicity
  • Cooked GM soy contains as much as 7-times the amount of a known soy allergen
  • Soy allergies skyrocketed by 50% in the UK, soon after GM soy was introduced
  • The stomach lining of rats fed GM potatoes showed excessive cell growth, a condition that may lead to cancer.
  • Studies showed organ lesions, altered liver and pancreas cells, changed enzyme levels, etc.
Unlike safety evaluations for drugs, there are no human clinical trials of GM foods. The only published human feeding experiment revealed that the genetic material inserted into GM soy transfers into bacteria living inside our intestines and continues to function. This means that long after we stop eating GM foods, we may still have their GM proteins produced continuously inside us. This could mean:
  • If the antibiotic gene inserted into most GM crops were to transfer, it could create super diseases, resistant to antibiotics
  • If the gene that creates Bt-toxin in GM corn were to transfer, it might turn our intestinal bacteria into living pesticide factories.

Top 10 Worst GMO Foods for Your GMO Foods List

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Genetically modified foods (GMO foods) have been shown to cause harm to humans, animals, and the environment, and despite growing opposition, more and more foods continue to be genetically altered. It’s important to note that steering clear of these foods completely may be difficult, and you should merely try to find other sources than your big chain grocer. If produce is certified USDA-organic, it’s non-GMO (or supposed to be!) Also, seek out local farmers and booths at farmer’s markets where you can be ensured that the crops aren’t GMO. Even better, if you are so inclined: Start organic gardening and grow them yourself. Until then, here are the top 10 worst GMO foods for your “do not eat” GMO foods list.

GMO Foods List: Top 10 Worst Foods

1. Corn

One of the most prominent GMO foods, avoiding corn is a no-brainer. If you’ve watched any food documentary, you know corn is highly modified. “As many as half of all U.S. farms growing corn for Monsanto are using genetically modified corn,” and much of it is intended for human consumption. Monsanto’s GMO corn has been tied to numerous health issues, including weight gain and organ disruption.

2. Soy

Found in tofu, vegetarian products, soybean oil, soy flour, and numerous other products, soy is also modified to resist herbicides. As of now, biotech giant Monsanto still has a tight grasp on the soybean market, with approximately 90 percent of soy being genetically engineered to resist Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. In one single year, 2006, there was 96.7 million pounds of glyphosate sprayed on soybeans alone.

3. Sugar According to NaturalNews, genetically-modified sugar beets were introduced to the U.S. market in 2009. Like others, they’ve been modified by Monsanto to resist herbicides. Monsanto has even had USDA and court-related issues with the planting of it’s sugarbeets, being ordered to remove seeds from the soil due to illegal approval.

4. Aspartame

Aspartame is a toxic additive used in numerous food products, and should be avoided for numerous reasons, including the fact that it is created with genetically modified bacteria.

5. Papayas

This one may come as a surprise to all of you tropical-fruit lovers. GMO papayas have been grown in Hawaii for consumption since 1999. Though they can’t be sold to countries in the European Union, they are welcome with open arms in the U.S. and Canada.

6. Canola

One of the most chemically altered foods in the U.S. diet, canola oil is obtained from rapeseed through a series of chemical actions.

7. Cotton

Found in cotton oil, cotton originating in India and China in particular has serious risks.

8. Dairy

Your dairy products may contain growth hormones, since as many as one-fifth of all dairy cows in America are pumped with these hormones. In fact, Monasnto’s health-hazardous rBGH has been banned in 27 countries, but is still in most US cows. If you must drink milk, buy organic.

9. and 10. Zucchini and Yellow Squash

Closely related, these two squash varieties are modified to resist viruses.
The dangers of some of these foods are well-known. The Bt toxin being used in GMO corn, for example, was recently detected in the blood of pregnant women and their babies. But perhaps more frightening are the risks that are still unknown. Even while these foods should be on your GMO foods list so that they are avoided, you can buy 100% organic to be safest.
With little regulation and safety tests performed by the companies doing the genetic modifications themselves, we have no way of knowing for certain what risks these lab-created foods pose to us outside of what we already know.
The best advice: steer clear of them altogether.

Read more: http://naturalsociety.com/top-10-worst-gmo-foods-list/#ixzz2LpcMswte






Produce Labels Decoded: GMO, Organic, or ‘Conventional’?

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Written by: Allison Jorgens – “Read it with a Grain of Salt”  © 2012, Ontario, Canada
We have all seen cashiers at supermarkets type in the codes from those pesky stickers found on fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, and sometimes nuts; Perhaps you have even typed the codes in yourself when using the manual checkouts some grocery stores now offer. But have you ever stopped to consider if you should be reading those codes while shopping?

The codes printed on those little stickers, that can be so annoying to peel off, represent the difference between potentially eating genetically engineered produce and/or produce sprayed with synthetic pesticides, versus, organically grown produce – not so annoying anymore are they? 
The next time you are shopping (or peeling the stickers off your produce) look for the following[1]:
  1. A 4 digit PLU code - an indication that produce is conventionally grown (potentially sprayed with synthetic pesticides).
  2. A 5 digit PLU code starting with the number 9 - an indication that produce is organically grown (refer to my blog post “Are Organic Products Worth the Hefty Price Tag” for 10 reasons why you may want to consider organic products the next time you are shopping).
  3. A 5 digit PLU code starting with the number 8 - an indication that produce is genetically modified (and potentially sprayed with synthetic pesticides).
Let’s put this into context!
The 4 digit code 4589 may be used to identify conventionally grown sweet corn.
The 5 digit code 94589 may be used to identity organically grown sweet corn.
The 5 digit code 84589 may be used to identify genetically modified sweet corn.
There is always a catch…

Unfortunately, the PLU labelling system is voluntary in Canada and currently there are no Canadian federal regulations specific to PLU stickers or what constitutes a PLU sticker.[3] Rest assured however, that although the use of the sticker may be optional, when a sticker is displayed the information on the sticker must be accurate and truthful. 
Empower Yourself!

1. The next time you are shopping remember to read the PLU codes on produce to decided if you want to leave it on the shelf or add it to your cart.
2. If you are buying organic, ensure the PLU code starts with the number 9. 
3. If you are trying to avoid genetically engineered produce look out for the number 8 – the unassuming number that actually translates to the claim “Product of Genetic Engineering.”

Although no studies have evaluated if antibiotic or Bt-toxin genes transfer, that is one of the key problems. The safety assessments are too superficial to even identify most of the potential dangers from GMOs. See our Health Risks brochure and State of the Science report for more details and citations.
Recent health studies provide growing evidence of harm from GMOs:






Many crops are genetically modified so frequently, it’s nearly impossible to find non-GMO versions. These modifications usually involve either a seed manufacturer making their seeds genetically resistant to a certain type of weed-killer (that the seed company also conveniently sells--synergy!) or to make plants resistant to certain pests naturally.
You may not know that you’re eating these crops--despite the fact that they appear in 80% of all packaged food sold in the country--because the U.S. is one of the few places in the developed world that doesn’t require food producers to disclose whether or not their ingredients have any modifications.







If something is labeled "organic" by the USDA, that means it has no GMO crops. The Non-GMO Project is also working on a system for labeling products that aren’t genetically enhanced. To be fair, there isn’t any science that proves that GMO crops are at all bad for consumption; there also aren’t any that confirm that they’re safe. For now, we’re in the dark. And more and more GMO products--like Monsanto’s sneaky, unlabeled sweet corn, the first direct-to-consumer GMO food--are coming to market every day. The full infographic is here:







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