Just label it. That’s all we’re asking. See cute video with important message re GMO’s.

The message in this video is simple:  if a product has been genetically modified, put a label on it.   We deserve to know.

And if you live in California, you get to vote on it.  Proposition 37.

Here’s the link to the video.  It’s short.  It’s warm and fuzzy.  And it’s serious.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEVw5Jl4c2g

Also, the creator of the video, Mike Adams, has the following article posted on his blog, Natural News, regarding the top 10 genetically modified foods.  Full article linked at bottom.

The danger of GMO’s

The question of whether or not genetically modified  foods (GMO’s) are safe for human consumption is an ongoing debate that does not  seem to see any resolution except in the arena of public opinion. Due to lack of  labeling, Americans are still left at a loss as to whether or not what is on the  table is genetically modified. This lack of information makes the avoiding and  tracking of GM foods an exercise in futility. Below are just some of the food  products popularly identified to be genetically modified:
1. Corn  – Corn has been modified to create its own insecticide. The U.S. Food and  Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that tons of genetically modified  corn has been introduced for human consumption. Monsanto has revealed that half  of the US’s sweet corn farms are planted with genetically modified seed. Mice  fed with GM corn were discovered to have smaller offspring and fertility  problems.
2. Soy – Soy has also been genetically  modified to resist herbicides. Soy products include soy flour, tofu, soy  beverages, soybean oil and other products that may include pastries, baked  products and edible oil. Hamsters fed with GM soy were unable to have offspring  and suffered a high mortality rate.
3. Cotton – Like corn and soy,  cotton has been designed to resist pesticides. It is considered food  because its oil can be consumed. Its introduction in Chinese agriculture has  produced a chemical that kills cotton bollworm, reducing the incidences of pests  not only in cotton crops but also in neighboring fields of soybeans and corn.  Incidentally, thousands of Indian farmers suffered severe rashes upon exposure  to BT cotton.
4. Papaya – The virus-resistant variety of papaya  was commercially introduced in Hawaii in 1999. Transgenic papayas comprised  three-fourths of the total Hawaiian papaya crop. Monsanto bestowed upon Tamil  Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore technology for developing papaya  resistant to the ringspot virus in India.
5. Rice – This staple  food from South East Asia has now been genetically modified to contain a high  amount of vitamin A. Allegedly, there are reports of rice varieties containing  human genes to be grown in the US. The rice will create human proteins useful  for dealing with infant diarrhea in the 3rd world. China Daily, an online  journal, reported potential serious public health and environment problems with  genetically modified rice considering its tendency to cause allergic reactions  with the concurrent possibility of gene transfers.
6. Tomatoes –  Tomatoes have now been genetically engineered for longer shelf life, preventing  them from easily rotting and degrading. In a test conducted to determine the  safety of GM tomatoes, some animal subjects died within a few weeks after  consuming GM tomatoes.
7. Rapeseed – In Canada, this crop was  renamed canola to differentiate it from non-edible rapeseed. Food stuff  produced from rapeseed includes rapeseed oi (canola oil) l used to process  cooking oil and margarine. Honey can also be produced from GM rapeseed. German  food surveillance authorities discovered as much as a third of the total pollen  present in Canadian honey may be from GM pollen. In fact, some honey products  from Canada were also discovered to have pollen from GM rapeseed.
8. Dairy products – It has been discovered that 22 percent of cows in the  U.S. were injected with recombinant (genetically modified) bovine growth hormone  (rbGH). This Monsanto created hormone artificially forces cows to increase their  milk production by 15 percent. Milk from cows treated with this milk inducing  hormone contains increased levels of IGF-1 (insulin growth factors-1). Humans  also have IGF-1 in their system. Scientists have expressed concerns that  increased levels of IGF-1 in humans have been associated with colon and breast  cancer.
9. Potatoes – Mice fed with potatoes engineered with  Bacillus thuringiensis var. Kurstaki Cry 1 were found to have toxins in their  system. Despite claims to the contrary, this shows that Cry1 toxin was stable in  the mouse gut. When the health risks were revealed, it sparked a  debate.
10. Peas – Peas that have been genetically modified have  been found to cause immune responses in mice and possibly even in humans. A gene  from kidney beans was inserted into the peas creating a protein that functions  as a pesticide.

Full article: http://www.naturalnews.com/035734_GMOs_foods_dangers.html


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