In our upcoming election ballot in California, we have Prop 37 that is one of the most hotly contested issue since gay marriage. I know that we are still months away from voting and I know that you aren’t knuckleheads, but in case it must be said…
With the rise of organic farming and backyard edible gardens becoming more and more common, the requests of the public for properly labelled foods is also on the rise. Prop 37 is a proposal to regulate the labels on all foods that consumers purchase to specify if the item has any sort of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) in it.
Eating GMO’s is harmful to people because the immune system attacks our bodies causes inflammation and a bunch of other possible diseases and could affect all bodily functions as well as nutrient deficiencies.
GMO’s are a big money making business and it’s supported by companies like Monsanto, the most hated corporation in the world, Dow, Bayer and BASF.
Opponents of Prop 37 have already raised $25 million compared to the $2 million raised by supporters of the proposition. This means that there will be a ton of ads bombarding the TV or the radio telling you that Prop 37 is a bad deal. In truth it is a bad deal for the GMO business. When doctors make patients remove GMO enhanced foods from their diets, patients get better simply by changing their eating habits. Now you may say that if anyone changes their eating habits then they would get better, but most of the time it is just for blood pressure or weight. I am talking about crazy stuff like this from the Livestrong website: “data showed that genetically modified corn caused severe liver and kidney toxicity. Furthermore, a 2008 study reported by Professor Jurgen Zentek of the Austrian Health Ministry linked genetically modified corn with infertility in rats.” Infertility is a side affect in humans as well.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/333356-what-are-the-risks-of-eating-gmo-foods/#ixzz23sNTWJWl
I find it really REALLY interesting that the CA Republican Party is in opposition to Prop 37…oh, what, it’s a big money business. Nevermind, I understand why. Check out BallotPedia to see what the arguments for and against are and who’s supporting and opposing it.
This report with Jeffrey M. Smith on GMO’s from KPFA’s Guns and Butter is absolutely appalling! YOU MUST LISTEN TO THIS. The ending is a nightmare and terrifying! Another great thing to listen to is today’s news from KPFA by CLICKING HERE. Start listening at 43:14. I don’t watch mainstream media or NPR because they all have someone pulling their strings. KPFA is fully straightforward and don’t have to answer to any sort of politics.
Remember VOTE YES on Prop 37!!!
40 other countries throughout the world already protect their consumers by having this label restriction, why don’t we take the issue into our own hands and protect ourselves from this horrible practice!?!?
If you want to start buying non-GMO’s now here’s a great link for organic food companies.
Check out Maplight.com or Votersedge.com for more information on prop fundings.
2 thoughts on “Genetic Roulette…”
I enjoyed your post, and honestly, I am one of the knuckleheads who didn’t even know this was going to be on the ballot!
Also, I have never really looked into it. But,–there is always a but–,
My sister works for the hated, Monsanto!
Yes, I do know of the controversy of genetically altered food.
She has always said, it was a good thing, it prevents food rot, disease, pests…etc.
Is that not true?
I am going to have to go to your links, this week, and talk to her more on this and get back to you.
You raise some valid points,
Number 1, in my mind is:
Why mess with what God created?
It only makes sense to me, when you start messing with what God creates, you are going to have problems!
Thanks for bringing this up, as someone who has never really thought about it, you have given me a lot of questions about Genetically Altered Food!
The idea was brilliant and should be applauded. What the problem is is that what was studied was something like feeding rats 90 days on a corn diet rather than a lifetime on this modified food. No one and no animal eats like that. The long term affects need to be studied even more.
As for the Monsanto issue, watch the movie Food Inc. It’s insanely eye-opening and it talks with small farmers who have been put out of business by Monsanto.
I appreciate your comments immensely and hope that whatever you decide is done after researching the issue.
Thanks so much for reading.
Enjoy your weekend!