Posts Tagged ‘genetically modified organisms’
November 29th, 2012 by Nicolas
At the time this article is published (November 2012), over 50 countries require labeling of GMO foods, and many of them are starting to follow the French and plan on ruling the GMO case in court.
In 2010, Haiti refused the 475 tons of seeds offered by Monsanto (the corporation that developed GMOs), right after they went through the most damaging natural disaster the country had ever seen.
Are all these people freaking out about GMOs for no reason, or are they acting on better information than what we get in North America? I found the latter to be true.
In February 2012, Procinctu published a post concerning a 90-day study of GMO rats. In it, samples of rats were fed Genetically Modified Organisms. The result showed that they had an issue with kidney and liver function, and some effects on heart, adrenal, spleen and blood cells.
Fast forward to now, and we have some more unsettling facts on the subject and another study on GMO rats.
Their initial promise: increasing crops yield and reducing the need for pesticides. By introducing a foreign gene that wards off certain diseases or bugs in corn, soy, sugar beets or alfalfa, Monsanto tried to create the next generation of “super-foods”.
In 2012, unfortunately, countless analyses show that this great idea failed.
Farmers all around the world are experiencing reductions in crop yield, and more problems with diseases and super-bugs than ever before. Nothing that lives up to the initial hype.
This failure extends to other areas, which I’m fond of…..nutrition.
Turns out, this genetic modification leads to gut flora destruction, and suppresses your immune system long term. GMO rats aren’t the only victim, YOU are too.
Something to keep in mind when recent studies show that the American population consumes 10% of their calories in the form of soybean oil.
GMO Rats star in another blockbuster study
A scarier long-term study was published in September 2012. (2)
This time, the GMO rats were monitored for two years. The results of the feeding were even more scary than before:
- Some rats developed massive tumors that represent 25 percent of their body weight.
- Liver damage was up to 5 times higher in the GMO group than in the non-GMO group.
- Female rats that ate GMO’s had a 3 times higher risk of premature death.
I honestly don’t know if all the activism around GMO’s are based on real studies, or if everyone should just tone it down. Either way, GMO rats don’t get a voice in the matter.
One thing I do know is: people should have the right to choose what kind of diet they want to follow.
If yours involves trying to reduce the amount of toxins you eat on a daily basis and you think GMOs are one of them, here’s what I suggest you do:
When buying any soy, corn, canola or white sugar (which comes from sugar beets), choose organic.
That’s what I do.
Is it worth it? I don’t even know.
What I’m buying is insurance that I’m making the right choice and optimizing my health and performance.
Same idea as when I choose to talk less on my cell phone, or spend more money on natural supplements that cost 3 times more than the average.
But the thing is: unlike a lot of people in North America that aren’t even aware that GMO’s exist… I’m making a choice.
Keep it simple, healthy, and don’t be one of the GMO rats,
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