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8 Scary Facts About GMO Food


 25/05/2018

1. No long-term human studies have ever supported GMO safety. Shockingly, the World Health Organization only requires a mere 90 days of testing to claim that GMOs are safe!

2. While lifetime studies still have not been done on humans, scientists have done these studies on animals — and what they found is stunning. Lab mice fed just a 33 percent GMO diet begin developing aggressive cancers (particularly breast cancer), liver failure, and kidney failure. Shockingly, 50 percent of the males and 70 percent of the female animals on the GMO diet succumbed to early death at an age equivalent to 40 to 50 human years.

3. Almost 95% of crops grown are GMO-infested. Moreover, once the genetics of plants have been altered, they start affecting the non-GMO plants as well, and the process cannot be reversed.

4. Altering the genetics of plants can increase the production of natural pesticides by these same plants. Many of these are carcinogenic and destroy human tissues and organs, and may possibly impair human reproduction.

5. A large majority of corn, an ingredient that is present in most food items, is genetically modified. Even natural soy contains high levels of chemicals that can affect sexual development. Do you know what else contains soy? Infant formula that you might be feeding your baby.

6. It is now estimated that some 30,000 processed foods found in supermarket shelves contain at least one GMO ingredient.

7. Eating GMO food starting early in life will dramatically increase the chances of liver and kidney damage in early adulthood, possibly becoming lethal by middle age.

8. The most frightening effect - eating GMO food is transgenerational. This means it can be passed down to at least three more of your generations. Basically, your food choices might affect your future generations fatally.

While more people have begun to fight back against GMOs, big companies spend millions of dollars to defeat laws that would require GMO labeling. Quite simply, these big companies know that GMO crops are cheaper to grow, and therefore more profitable. GMOs enter your body through thousands of packaged and canned food products, through fresh produce, and through the meat, chicken, and fish you eat.

So, what can you do? Quite simply, take the only positive action available to protect our health — avoiding GMOs as much as humanly possible.

 

Moreover, you could be eating their poo!

 

Research has shown that as much as 92 per cent of all chicken on sale is contaminated with faecal matter. And not just that, poultry excrement produced on farms poses a grave threat to the environment, too, potentially contaminating rivers and lakes with toxic chemicals and hormones that end up entering our body.

 

They could also cause food poisoning!

 

The World Health Organization's (WHO) first estimates of global foodborne diseases says that about one in every 10 people around the world is sickened by foodborne disease each year. Much of this is due to poor food handling starting in the fields and farms and going all the way to the final person to touch the food before it goes into your mouth.

 

Because their poison is your poison, too.

 

Most GM crops are engineered to be herbicide tolerant, which then results in spraying extra herbicide on crops. Overuse of herbicide results in weeds becoming tolerant to them, thus propagating the use of even more herbicides. When livestock and poultry is fed these crops, it is transferred to the human chain, too. High residues of toxic herbicides is linked with sterility, hormone disruption, birth defects, and even cancer.

 

Are you still thinking of eating that chicken tonight?

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Facts about the poultry on your table and why you should be worried


 25/05/2018

We have all been told about how fruits and vegetables form the most essential part of a healthy diet, but have you also been told how some of your favourites could actually contain a staggering amount of chemicals?

 

Inorganic Fertilizer

 

The overuse of chemical or inorganic fertilizers has serious consequences. The leaching of these chemicals into the groundwater supply and the introduction of certain contaminants into the soils, not just harm the environment, but have far-reaching consequences on our health as well. Fertilizer runoff into ponds, lakes and streams over-stimulates algae growth, suffocating other aquatic plants and fish. Toxic fertilizers made from industrial waste can bring mercury, lead and arsenic to our soil, water supplies, and our bodies.

And if you think the chemicals are 'important' for growing more nutritious food, you should know that synthetic fertilizers tend to deplete most nutrients and minerals that are naturally found in truly fertile soils. Thus, modern farming actually leads to nutritionally-deficient foods.

 

Pesticides

 

The biggest threat to our health comes from pesticides. Using synthetic fertilizers creates a trade-off — high yields of plants with a lot more insect problems. Pesticides also aid pests in developing resistance and create stronger bugs. Every time a field of vegetables or fruits is sprayed, a few insects who are stronger and more genetically advanced are likely to survive.

These survivors mate and create offspring that are even more resistant to the pesticide. Because the lifecycle of an insect is so short, and each generation is more resistant than the last, it doesn't take long for a 'super bug' to develop, thus fuelling the need to create a stronger, more toxic pesticide. Pesticides

 

Herbicides

 

A lot of modern herbicides that are designed to kill only plants may have extreme consequences in the environment, changing habitats in ways that affect insects and wildlife.
These extend to water courses where they may kill beneficial aquatic plants and fish. Moreover, many studies link herbicides with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer in humans.

Garden chemicals were championed as the hero of agricultural produce. It was said that pesticides and insecticides were the answer to farmers' woes of dealing with insects, weeds and other intruders that harmed their crops. People said that herbicides would increase yields by decreasing weeds, while chemicals would keep soils fertile.

However, over time, we came to realize the truth of these tall claims. It's not just the soil and animals that feel the brunt of chemical use. These chemicals are linked to the proliferation of chronic diseases in our lives. From premature births and low birth weights in humans, to causing miscarriage, from reduced sperm counts, inability to breastfeed and rise in infant deaths, to the more fatal cancer and even Parkinson's disease, autism and mental retardation - chemicals in our fruits and vegetables are all linked to deteriorating human health and pose grave danger to the environment and ultimately, our future generation.

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How Your Favourite Fruits And Veggies Could Be Harming The Future Generations


 25/05/2018

We have all been told about how fruits and vegetables form the most essential part of a healthy diet, but have you also been told how some of your favourites could actually contain a staggering amount of chemicals?

 

Inorganic Fertilizer

 

The overuse of chemical or inorganic fertilizers has serious consequences. The leaching of these chemicals into the groundwater supply and the introduction of certain contaminants into the soils, not just harm the environment, but have far-reaching consequences on our health as well. Fertilizer runoff into ponds, lakes and streams over-stimulates algae growth, suffocating other aquatic plants and fish. Toxic fertilizers made from industrial waste can bring mercury, lead and arsenic to our soil, water supplies, and our bodies.

And if you think the chemicals are 'important' for growing more nutritious food, you should know that synthetic fertilizers tend to deplete most nutrients and minerals that are naturally found in truly fertile soils. Thus, modern farming actually leads to nutritionally-deficient foods.

 

Pesticides

 

The biggest threat to our health comes from pesticides. Using synthetic fertilizers creates a trade-off — high yields of plants with a lot more insect problems. Pesticides also aid pests in developing resistance and create stronger bugs. Every time a field of vegetables or fruits is sprayed, a few insects who are stronger and more genetically advanced are likely to survive.

These survivors mate and create offspring that are even more resistant to the pesticide. Because the lifecycle of an insect is so short, and each generation is more resistant than the last, it doesn't take long for a 'super bug' to develop, thus fuelling the need to create a stronger, more toxic pesticide. Pesticides

 

Herbicides

 

A lot of modern herbicides that are designed to kill only plants may have extreme consequences in the environment, changing habitats in ways that affect insects and wildlife.
These extend to water courses where they may kill beneficial aquatic plants and fish. Moreover, many studies link herbicides with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer in humans.

Garden chemicals were championed as the hero of agricultural produce. It was said that pesticides and insecticides were the answer to farmers' woes of dealing with insects, weeds and other intruders that harmed their crops. People said that herbicides would increase yields by decreasing weeds, while chemicals would keep soils fertile.

However, over time, we came to realize the truth of these tall claims. It's not just the soil and animals that feel the brunt of chemical use. These chemicals are linked to the proliferation of chronic diseases in our lives. From premature births and low birth weights in humans, to causing miscarriage, from reduced sperm counts, inability to breastfeed and rise in infant deaths, to the more fatal cancer and even Parkinson's disease, autism and mental retardation - chemicals in our fruits and vegetables are all linked to deteriorating human health and pose grave danger to the environment and ultimately, our future generation.

READ MORE