Archive for November, 2010

More on GMOs

November 11, 2010

I recently posted about GMOs (genetically modified organisms) and the importance of knowing what they are and how they are affecting the fuel we put into our bodies.  In a nutshell, the body was not designed by nature to ingest, digest or absorb man-made products.  Anytime we change around the molecular or genetic structure of something, it changes how our bodies deal with it.  Anything “other” is seen as foreign and toxic, and the body reacts accordingly.

This past spring, my garden produced quite a few 2nd generation tomato plants from those I had purchased as “organic” plants in the store last season.  These 2nd generation plants didn’t produce one single tomato.  Interesting, huh?  The problem with “letting loose” GMOs is that, once in nature, they can cross pollinate with organics and affect future generations of these plants as well.

It is important to point out that other countries have made it illegal to modify food sources.  Our country is the leader in GMOs.  My question is WHY???  I think nature did a great job of creating exactly what the body needs and can utilize.

It’s worth asking and inquiring . . .

Check out the following article by Kim Evans a journalist for Natural News and the links below for more information.

To your health!

Beware of GMOs: Genes Remain a Mystery to Scientists

Monday, November 08, 2010 by: Kim Evans, citizen journalist


(NaturalNews) As scientists are busy manipulating the genes of edibles including corn, soybeans, canola, papaya, zucchini, and now rice and salmon, an interesting fact comes into light about what exactly scientists know and don’t know about human genes. According to geneticist Steven Salzberg of the University of Maryland, “Not only do we not know what all the genes are – we don’t even know how many there are.”

Genetically manipulated foods have been found to change the genetic structure of our healthy bacteria – and this makes one wonder if GMO foods might be altering our own genetic make-up as well. But if they are, how would we know? By a geneticist’s own words, scientists can’t even find all of our genes – let alone know what they all do or how they’ll act if they are changed. In addition, one gene often controls several different things – and with scientists not even knowing all of the genes we have, it makes it pretty difficult to know where to look when things start going wrong – and next to impossible to fix.

In all seriousness, isn’t this a little like letting a kindergartner have free reign over a delicate, extraordinary, and extremely complicated project that affects the health and, quite literally, the survival of our entire species? How smart would that be?

Some of the foods that scientists are genetically manipulating – and dumping into grocery stores – make it impossible for plants to reproduce naturally. These plants have what are called terminator genes inserted into them and terminator genes are literally designed to end the reproductive ability of the plant. According to GMO manufacturers, these genes have no other purpose but to protect the profits of the manufacturers by discouraging seed saving.

But what happens if these terminator genes permeate our own genetic make-up – the same way the genes of GMO soy incorporate themselves into the genes of our healthy bacteria? There’s been little to no testing of this, but perhaps it’s one of the reasons that animals consuming genetically manipulated foods often become sterile and have reproductive problems. Perhaps it’s one of the reasons that human infertility rates have been sky-rocketing too.

Despite the extraordinary risks and deplorable consequences, the FDA stands firm that no testing is required for these new, genetically different foods that scientists are making up in laboratories. The agency is also staunchly against labeling these new genetic creations so that informed people who actually want to have children can easily avoid them.

Here’s what we know: the genes of these new genetic creations can and do leak into other living organisms. We also know that these scientifically derived foods have genes specifically designed to put an end to reproductive ability and produce pesticides continuously. With GMO foods lining grocery store shelves, this combination unfortunately takes the term buyer beware to a whole new level.

More:
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/gen…
http://www.nd.edu/~chem191/f2.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffr…

Study – GMO soy changes our healthy bacteria:
http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v…

Seeds of Deception, Jeffrey Smith

What we put inside our bodies besides food

November 6, 2010

Yesterday, Dr Joseph Mercola posted a very good article about vaccines.  I pass this on simply because I believe in education and having people know the whole story behind issues so they can make educated decisions regarding their health.

I have included an excerpt from Dr Mercola’s article.  The link for the entire article is at the end.  Read on and consider when making choices about vaccinations.

To your health!

“In the early 1950s, the United States administered four vaccines — diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and smallpox. Children received 13 doses of four vaccines by the time they were two years old and not more than three vaccines in a single visit.

By the mid-1980s, there were seven vaccines — diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella and polio.  Children received 15 doses of seven vaccines by the time they were two years old and not more than four vaccines in a single visit.

Since the mid-1980s, many vaccines have been added to the schedule.

Today, children may receive as many as 37 doses of 14 vaccines by the age of two, and as many as eight vaccines in a single visit.

The United States recommends more vaccines than any country in world. The CDC recommends 48 doses of 14 vaccines by age six, and 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18.

The CDC also recommends an annual flu shot for all Americans from six months of age through year of death.

What exactly is fueling this dramatic rise in the number of shots recommended to our children and adults?”

For Full Article:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/04/big-profits-linked-to-vaccine-mandates.aspx