(ORGANIC CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION) “Scientists have begun putting genes from human beings into food crops in a dramatic extension of genetic modification. The move, which is causing disgust and revulsion among critics, is bound to strengthen accusations that GM technology is creating “Frankenstein foods” and drive the controversy surrounding it to new heights. Even before this development, many people, including Prince Charles, have opposed the technology on the grounds that it is playing God by creating unnatural combinations of living things.”
They tote the benefits of Genetically Modified (GM) foods, yet keep the disasters from the public! They only print what they want you to here and no more. Try to understand it this way: I’d have no more desire to have human genes in food, then I would to become a carrot! I just don’t believe human genes belong in food. Here’s another quote that might make your hair stand up:
“Instead of pushing these products on poor consumers who lack the financial ability to say ‘no’ to GM plants, the money invested in developing these crops could go to broader goals like providing clean water and sanitation to prevent the very diseases these crops are created to treat,” Nierenberg says.
And that’s not all. We complain about the lack of focal fuels, and then we ship this stuff thousands of miles just to get it to your store. What are we doing still shopping in Supermarkets if we want things to improve? We should be tending to our own gardens so we are sure of exactly what’s in it! Or at least buy food from local Farmers. It cuts out the middle man, so you not only get it fresher, but cheaper as well!
I wash all my fruits and vegetables in one part cider vinegar, one part hydrogen peroxide, and three parts warm water. Then I let them soak for five minutes, give them a good brushing and rinse thoroughly! It seems like such a bother just to toss a salad or sprinkle a little fruit on your cereal. Yet there are many different parasites that inhabit fruits and vegetables, that you could get extremely ill or even die if not treated in time!
All of these foods are necessary for a well balanced diet. Are we now going to alter them? And then what? Mutated birth defects we can’t treat? Cauliflower ear? What? There is an Organization in The Southern States (I forget the name of it now… Santos, or something like that.), who’s objective it is, to turn all corn in the U.S. into their own GM (Genetically Modified) product! And how will we know what they do next anyway? They never tell the public ’til after they’ve done it…
If you don’t think they’re already doing it to you, think again!
“Experts say 60% to 70% of processed foods on U.S. grocery shelves have genetically modified ingredients.” You can go right on eating the way you do, or you can start taking action, buying locally from Farmers, sending a clear message to grocery stores that you DON’T want genetically modified foods!
You’ll also be showing your children there is a way to fight these things, if you are ready, willing, and able. We have to take a stand against this thing right now before we end up breading a race of mutant, human carrots… They’re looking at all the short term benefits and I think it’s gone and clouded their vision!
Long term effects could cross breed between other species, creating an entire cascade that can’t be stopped. I think in some ways, it’s too late already. There is something you can do about it though. Stop eating it and dollars to donuts, it will go away. Do nothing and you’re taking a terrible risk for you and your entire family… The choice, once again, I leave with you…