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Hi Guys I really don't like being the barer of bad news but this is a must Read, its long but good to know. Will we come to a time where even eating fruits and veggies will be bad for us?


List of genetically modified foods:

It’s virtually impossible to provide a complete list of genetically modified
food (GM food) in the United States because there aren’t any laws for
genetically modified crops!

Some estimates say as many as 30,000 different products on grocery store shelves are "modified." That's
largely because many processed foods contain soy. Half of North
America's soy crop is genetically engineered!

Rapeseed - Resistance to certain pesticides and improved rapeseed cultivars to be
free of erucic acid and glucosinolates. Gluconsinolates, which were
found in rapeseed meal leftover from pressing, are toxic and had
prevented the use of the meal in animal feed. In Canada, where
"double-zero" rapeseed was developed, the crop was renamed "canola"
(Canadian oil) to differentiate it from non-edible rapeseed.

Honey - Honey can be produced from GM crops. Some Canadian honey comes from
bees collecting nectar from GM canola plants. This has shut down exports
of Canadian honey to Europe.

Cotton - Resistant to certain pesticides - considered a food because the oil can be consumed. The
introduction of genetically engineered cotton plants has had an
unexpectedly effect on Chinese agriculture. The so-called Bt cotton
plants that produce a chemical that kills the cotton bollworm have not
only reduced the incidence of the pest in cotton fields, but also in
neighboring fields of corn, soybeans, and other crops.

Rice - Genetically modified to contain high amounts of Vitamin A. Rice
containing human genes is to be grown in the US. Rather than end up on
dinner plates, the rice will make human proteins useful for treating
infant diarrhoea in the developing world.

Soybean - Genetically modified to be resistant to herbicides - Soy foods including, soy
beverages, tofu, soy oil, soy flour, lecithin. Other products may
include breads, pastries, snack foods, baked products, fried products,
edible oil products and special purpose foods.

Sugar cane - Made resistant to certain pesticides. A large percentage of sweeteners used
in processed food actually comes from corn, not sugar cane or beets.
Genetically modified sugar cane is regarded so badly by consumers at the
present time that it could not be marketed successfully.

Tomatoes - Made for a longer shelf life and to prevent a substance that causes tomatoes to rot and degrade.

Corn - Resistant to certain pesticides - Corn oil, flour, sugar or syrup.
May include snack foods, baked goods, fried foods, edible oil products,
confectionery, special purpose foods, and soft drinks.

Sweet corn - genetically modified to produces its own insecticide. Officials from
the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have said that thousands of
tonnes of genetically engineered sweetcorn have made their way into the
human food supply chain, even though the produce has been approved only
for use in animal feed. Recently Monsanto, a biotechnology food
producer, said that about half of the USA's sweetcorn acreage has been
planted with genetically modified seed this year.

Canola - Canola oil. May include edible oil products, fried foods, and baked products, snack foods.

Potatoes - (Atlantic, Russett Burbank, Russet Norkatah, and Shepody) - May
include snack foods, processed potato products and other processed foods
containing potatoes.

Flax - More and more food products contain flax oil and seed because of their excellent nutritional properties. No
genetically modified flax is currently grown. An herbicide-resistant GM
flax was introduced in 2001, but was soon taken off the market because
European importers refused to buy it.

Papaya - The first virus resistant papayas were commercially grown in Hawaii in 1999. Transgenic
papayas now cover about one thousand hectares, or three quarters of the
total Hawaiian papaya crop. Monsanto, donated technology to Tamil Nadu
Agricultural University, Coimbatore, for developing a papaya resistant
to the ringspot virus in India.

Squash - (yellow crookneck) - Some zucchini and yellow crookneck squash are also GM but they are not popular with farmers.

Red-hearted chicory - (radicchio) - Chicory (Cichorium intybus var. foliosum) is
popular in some regions as a salad green, especially in France and
Belgium. Scientists developed a genetically modified line of chicory
containing a gene that makes it male sterile, simply facilitating the
production of hybrid cultivars. Today there is no genetically modified
chicory on the market.

Cotton seed oil - Cottonseed oil and linters. Products may include blended vegetable oils, fried foods, baked
foods, snack foods, edible oil products, and smallgoods casings.

Tobacco -The company Vector has a GMO tobacco being sold under the brand of
Quest® cigarettes in the U.S. It is engineered to produce low or no

Meat - Meat and dairy products usually come from animals that have eaten GM feed.

Peas - Genetically modified (GM) peas created immune responses in mice,
suggesting that they may also create serious allergic reactions in
people. The peas had been inserted with a gene from kidney beans, which
creates a protein that acts as a pesticide.

Vegetable Oil - Most generic vegetable oils and margarines used in restaurants and in
processed foods in North America are made from soy, corn, canola, or
cottonseed. Unless these oils specifically say "Non-GMO" or "Organic,"
it is probably genetically modified.

Sugarbeets - May include any processed foods containing sugar.

Dairy Products - About 22 percent of cows in the U.S. are injected with
recombinant (genetically modified) bovine growth hormone (rbGH).

Vitamins - Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is often made from corn, vitamin E is
usually made from soy. Vitamins A, B2, B6, and B12 may be derived from
GMOs as well as vitamin D and vitamin K may have "carriers" derived from
GM corn sources, such as starch, glucose, and maltodextrin.

How can the public make informed decisions about genetically modified (GM)
foods when there is so little information about its safety?

According to the FDA and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA),
there are over 40 plant varieties that have completed all of the federal
requirements for commercialization.

Future planned applications of GMOs are diverse and may include drugs in foods, for example, bananas
that produce human vaccines against infectious diseases such as
Hepatitis B, metabolically engineered fish that mature more quickly,
fruit and nut trees that yield years earlier, and plants that produce
new plastics with unique properties.

"History has many records of crimes against humanity, which were also justified by dominant commercial interests and governments of the day. Despite protests from
citizens, social justice for the common good was eroded in favour of
private profits. Today, patenting of life forms and the genetic
engineering which it stimulates, is being justified on the grounds that
it will benefit society, especially the poor, by providing better and
more food and medicine. But in fact, by monopolising the 'raw'
biological materials, the development of other options is deliberately
blocked. Farmers therefore, become totally dependent on the corporations
for seeds." - Professor Wangari Mathai.

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Comment by ednshell on April 7, 2014 at 5:47am

Start a new discussion, let's get the word out!

Comment by Kirby789 on April 7, 2014 at 4:51am

Still new here and not sure where to post this.... :s

Just watched the free 2hr doccie 'The World According to Monsanto' - and I have a 'problem' when seeds come with property rights attached. This really is THE conspiracy underway at the moment - and there are implications for the health of the individual, the environment and the economy as a whole. A must watch:

Comment by Elementalism on January 17, 2014 at 9:47am

ex military generals have come forward from the intelligence agencies they worked for stating that gmo is "weaponized food" from the government to the people... they're sterilizing and killing people off

Comment by SunWorshipper (SW) on August 11, 2010 at 10:42am
I know everyone on this site "believes in" organic labels and the food they are used on, but this just in by Rebecca Ruiz:

"Thinking of buying organic on your next trip to the grocery store? You might want to reconsider. A just-released audit of the USDA’s National Organic Program found that federal standards were rarely enforced in recent years. The program, which is responsible for regulating and appropriately labeling organics, failed time and again to address complaints and ensure consumers were getting pesticide-free produce.

Many of the transgressions occurred between 2004 and 2008. During this time, complaints against organic-producing companies languished; 19 of them went unresolved for an average of three years. When an investigation yielded violations of the standards–such as marketing non-organic mints as USDA organic certified–the NOP was lazy about enforcement. The program took nearly three years in some cases. The audit also found that a mandate to conduct pesticide residue testing at 5,000 facilities was ignored. (See the full report here). If it’s any comfort to the consumers who spend $25 billion annually on organics, the report also lays out a series of steps to bolster enforcement. Still, it’s worth thinking twice about paying the premium for organics until there’s more confidence in the system. (For more on this, read Organic Food: Behind The Hype)."

How many people believe they are buying pure food when purchasing "organic"? Do you really think the USDA is looking out for your health??.... (And do you suppose conditions are different in Australia or Europe?).
Comment by SunWorshipper (SW) on August 11, 2010 at 10:25am
You are right about contaminated packaged foods - what is not contaminated by Soy is spoiled by high-fructose corn syrup from using GMO corn - which means it is *all* trashed! best to stay away from the store shelves and proceed directly to the fresh produce section...
Comment by ednshell on August 10, 2010 at 11:02am
I mean GMO free canola does not exist anymore
Comment by ednshell on August 10, 2010 at 11:00am
I remember going to a talk by an expert in the field. He explained that GMO canola has contaminated every canola field, that there is no GMO canola anymore. I asked him why you can still buy organic canola oil. He said that was a good question. Implying that they probably don't test canola crops that they don't want to find out if they are contaminated. After reading a lot about Percy Schmeiser's case, I believe it is very possible that all canola is contaminated with GMO canola, it is very aggressive stuff. Monsanto and Co. have secretly been contaminating crops all over the world. So many people her in St. Louis work for the company even though they know they are bad, I don't think they realize the full implications of what they are apart of.
Comment by PK on August 10, 2010 at 8:34am
My stomach flipped reading about the human dna tainted rice. Isn't that a kind of cannibalism?
Comment by Mikey on August 10, 2010 at 8:24am
Good link on how to avoid GMO foods
http://www.wikihow.com/Avoid-Genetically-Modified-Foods found this from"Ellen" posted on another Blog
Comment by Mikey on August 7, 2010 at 2:03am
Hey Acey,
That Corn link I updated, people under the impression it is not but it definitely is and the problem is with corn how do you know. I will try to find out the percentage of the crop that is affected. Without labeling if we want to avoid GMO either we find out from the farmer or get organic or grow are own if we want to make sure.
Even if GMO had some merit they claim more resistant more nutritional (although they are afraid to share there data or do proper studies and many have shown to cause adverse affects), I don't want to support such a horrible company as Monsanto "they kill people for profit plain and simple and are totally aware of it"

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