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O.M.G.M.O!

By on November 1, 2012

 ”If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t. ”  -Michael Pollan

 

I’ve finally found something that horrifies me enough to keep off this stuff forever.

There’s nothing fun about GMO’s. I’m seriously worried about this insanity.  Prop 37 is only about food labeling (and I still can’t believe that we have to fight so hard just for the right to know what we’re eating.)

This is the stuff that could end us as a species. Genetically Modified Food…WTF?!!! It’s outlawed throughout most of the world. Doesn’t that ding any bells for anyone?

I’m not going to try to write an article here, but I’ll blather and freak out for a moment and then give you links to really smart people in case you want to read more.

Here’s a good “definition” that I found at a great site, Responsible Technology:“A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMOs are also known as “transgenic” organisms.”

As if that’s not scary enough…

-There’s no way to contain them!! There is no way not to end up with cross contamination of crops so that eventually they will be everywhere. All it takes is a bird or a wind moving seeds from one place to another. It will be irreversible by the time we start seeing proof that it’s causing serious health and genetic problems. End of Us.

-With GMO’s, they’ve tried to make plants more insect resistant (to survive the increased amounts of toxic weed killer they want to use.) As a result they are using more and more toxic pesticides which then transfer to us. Oh, and there’s more and more…

- These new mutant proteins can act as endocrine disruptors inside of us and they don’t go away. We don’t know if this is reversible, because there are no long term studies!!

Personally, I don’t want GMO’s to exist at all. I resent that they were created and thrust into our ecosystem without our knowledge or approval. The only hope we have now is that we educate enough people that we stop giving them our money and buying their products.

And lastly… take a good look at every single company who is against Prop 37 (and don’t forget all the smaller labels/companies they own!) Those are the ones who don’t even want us to get to know what’s in our “food” (and I use that term loosely now.) Why on earth would it be important that we don’t know what we’re eating? Only one reason I can think of…BECAUSE IT’S NOT GOOD FOR US!! Because we wouldn’t want to buy it if we knew. Why else? Don’t you resent that?

Also… I believe that they’re afraid we’ll see how far and wide it has spread. They have to be pretty afraid of something.

I keep thinking of Charlton Heston at the end of Soylent Green, screaming with rage at the horror of the government cover-up of the fact that the over-populated and starving world was being fed what turned out to be other humans recycled into food. Well… Soylent Green was healthier and downright Organic compared to GMO’s!! Think about it. Watch the movie and substitute GMO’s for Soylent Green. How did we go from this being horrific and an impossible betrayal to just allowing it and even continuing to eat it? You may say, “but GMO’s aren’t actually whole humans”, and I get that. It isn’t cannibalism, exactly, but it’s not far enough away for me. Plus, it’s possible it will End Us!!

I just don’t feel calm about this.

And now, as promised, some links…

Say No To GMO’s

Institute for Responsible Technology: 10 reasons you should avoid GMO’s

Seeds of Deception book.

California Right to Know Facebook page with lots of information and links.

A New York Times article by the brilliant Michael Pollan

Article about how GMO’s hurt Liver and Kidney’s here.

 

 

Comments

  1. Renae
    November 1, 2012

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    99.9% of the time, I feel just this way about GMOs. That said, how terrible is that seeing the pic you illustrated this post with made me want to wander into the kitchen to grab a fun-sized Snickers?

    • treepeters
      November 1, 2012

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      that’s so funny! I know exactly how that can happen. Don’t we usually eat that stuff in a kind of trance anyway? It’s so hard to see some of my best childhood friends as dangerous. I knew they were empty calories and made me fat, but how sad that they have come to this.

  2. Crabby McSlacker
    November 2, 2012

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    I’m with you, that gmo stuff is CREEPY!!!

    (And happy birthday!)

    • treepeters
      November 2, 2012

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      thank you!! and thanks for coming by and commenting.

  3. Munchberry
    November 4, 2012

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    I am creeped and at the same time uncreeped about GMO. I worry about containment of modified crops where they sterilize the seed. Well, not worry, but it is concerning.

    I read that 75 to 80% of all food sold in the us contains at least one ingredient containing a GMO. That is a lot of food being denied the “Natural” label that I believe the CA prop. is targeting. The prop is being sponsored by the organic industry. Food for thought.

    If you want GMO out, there might be a better way. But good luck. They seem firmly entrenched. But I fully get wanting to know and be informed.

    My brother is a molecular biologist. I am always quizzing him about engineered food. He claims it is safe and gets a little dismissive with me when I suggest it is creepy. He wonders how else I suggest the world get fed and that I should produce my fairy dust. Then he lectures me on nature and agriculture. But still… I will never give up my hatred for Monsanto. Seriously. Hate. I think they are evil. Please pass me my fairy dust so I can sprinkle it with alacrity!

  4. Jan
    November 4, 2012

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    Well that just takes the fun out of practically ALL of my favorite candy!!

  5. Stephen
    November 12, 2012

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    If we can’t stop the mutants, we should at least know where they exist.

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