It looks good, but who made it?

Fresh vegetables falling

Mary sent me a series of “Listen” messages. All of the messages boil down to “Listen to what makes sense”. Our last post talked about how if a credit card company is trying to tell you that you should use your credit card to make small purchases you should listen to your heart…does it make sense to do so? Of course not…there’s a cost involved and we all end up paying for it.

Her next message is about the things that we eat. Does it make sense to eat food that has been altered genetically? Personally I’d prefer to eat what nature originally provided…before we decided to play with Mother Nature.

Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) kind of scare me. Do we really need to eat a green pepper the size of a football helmet? If we do here’s an idea…just buy two normal sized peppers. Our food doesn’t need to be modified…it’s not natural.

GMO’s are scary enough, but the thing that is even more frightening is that some GMO’s seem to be backfiring. I recently heard a report where by GMO corn in the US that was designed to resist rootworm has actually caused the rootworm to evolve. The rootworms are now digging in and flourishing. Farmers in Indiana, Illinois and across the U.S. Midwest are now looking to insecticides to protect their crops. Now we have genetically modified food treated with insecticide…even more toxins.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528823.000-gm-corn-loses-its-edge-against-pests.html#.UcYx3VaNSic

http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2013/05/29/gm-resistant-rootworms-and-the-future-of-farming/

That was just one example…what other GMO’s products are failing? What are the long term effects? How deep does it all go? Most of us just don’t know, meanwhile the government keeps passing laws that approve the integration of GMO’s into our food supply. We don’t even have a say in the matter.

Mary is asking us to do our own research…and look into your heart to help guide you. Listen for what is going on in your own part of the world…vote with your wallet and do your best to buy healthy food products. Contact your local government officials and let them know how you feel about GMO’s….eventually they will get the message…educate your friends and families…they might be completely unaware…the more people know the more impact we will have.

…continue to love yourself by keeping yourself healthy….and this is according to Mary!

Here’s an article you might find interesting:
http://preventdisease.com/news/13/050613_Former-Pro-GMO-Scientist-Speaks-Out-On-The-Real-Dangers-of-Genetically-Engineered-Food.shtml

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7 thoughts on “It looks good, but who made it?

  1. the wall street journal published an article two weeks ago saying that pesticides stocks are on the rise thanks to genetic engineering and companies like monsanto and dupont. you know something stinks when a conservative shop like the journal is reporting on the downside of monsanto. there is hope, though. folks like you (and me) spreading the word to others that GMOs are not safe AND AND AND states like CT, ME and soon MA that have adopted GMO labeling policies. we can do three things to make things right: educate ourselves, make consumer choices that reflect our knowledge, and call our state and federal representatives to let them know how we feel about GMOs. check out research by MIT’s dr. stephanie seneff who has done decades worth of research on glyphosate, the culprit in round up-ready engineered seeds. amazingly impressive. she’s presented a published study of her work to the FDA and CDC clearly suggesting the link between glyphosate and autism. i saw her testify in massachusett’s GMO labeling hearing last week on beacon hill and she was amazing!!!!

  2. I’m on a path trying to change the way I live (going more naturally) and this post really spoke to me. I’ve never been a fan of GMOs, and I don’t understand why at the very least there isn’t a uniform labeling system so customers know they’re buying it (heck, it was on the ballot in *California* and was voted down … why?!?). And have you heard the story about the farmer who all of a sudden has had Monsanto crops — that he did NOT plant — pop up in his field? Scary stuff. 😦

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