There is something that worries us till no end. Our loved ones, family and friends are getting sick! We hear that, more and more people are coming down with a disease or cancer as each year goes by, and it's so frustrating to say the least.
I thought to pass along some valuable information along with links to articles and videos so that it may bring out awareness to the problem that we are facing with our food and agriculture in the US.
What is a GMO? Let me tell you...
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. Simply means that most of our food have been genetically altered using genetic engineering techniques. Basically, GMOs are man made, not tested for long term human safety and pose disastrous consequences to our water, land and the entire food supply.
Did you know? It is required to label Food as a GMO in 64 countries, allowing the consumer to make the decision whether to buy it or not.
It's NOT required here in the US!
Interesting, right? Therefore, the average consumer (you and me) cannot tell if our food has been altered or not.
Apparently, our farmers have been doing this for years and our FDA either ignores it, or simply allows it for monetary or population control reasons. We're not sure.
GMO's are not only found in our plant based food, but its fed to our cow, chickens, turkeys and other meats that eventually we ingest.
Could GMO's be making us sick?
Most probably yes, especially our children. Statistics have shown that just within the past few years alone, allergies, asthma, obesity and even some cancers have gone up amongst our children, which has sparked me to writing this post about GMO's.
I think it's vital that we better educate ourselves about what we ingest in order to protect our families and to live healthier lives without disease and cancer, which has become a nation wide epidemic.
We do our best to buy organic whenever possible. Sure it's expensive, but we feel it's worth to invest in our families health, especially nowadays when the cost of getting sick has doubled.
When shopping, we try to look for labels stating "USDA organic" or Non-gmo food on packages. Its not always possible but we try our best to find them.
For more information, we found this short article with links:
"Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes "there is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects" and that "GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health."**
Also, helpful guide: where you can download a free guide
to buying NON-GMO's foods here.
Also, my sister Liz found a link and shared it on Facebook recently, which is also what sparked me to do this post about GMO's and why it could be the culprit behind making us sick. You may not be able to watch this video at work, but please do at home.
This is another video, recommended by my friend Nicole who is a medical doctor. It's a documentary on how eating the wrong foods can make us sick.
Both video's are very interesting and very educational to watch. I hope you get a chance to view them, and please tell us if you agree or disagree.
Thanks for stopping by!