Stikkordarkiv: Genetically modified organism

When I thought Monsanto was a person

946659_596355013716356_1069360330_nWhen I first heard about Monsanto I thought; does the guy not have a heart? Well actually «he» does not.

Because «he» does not exist. Monsanto is a global corporation that stems from the chemical, industry and developed pesticides. The seeds business is as far from the chemical industry as you can imagine.

Seeds are to Monsanto corp. a patent,  something that is registered and privatized! That is why it is important that we do not just watch it happen.

I reblogged on Monsanto from «To your health»  last year;This was Monsanto action against GMO labelling;  and then I blogged about the lack of GMO education

Do we want the crops and the seeds to be mutated and made to something that  is far from the creation. A laboratory creation that can drive the bees to extinction?

Therefore the March against Monsanto that was on the 25th of May, is super important to us. Here is the Press from the event. People came together globally, thanks to social media, to raise awareness against the threat of Monsanto.

Dr Vandana Shiva educates us why it is important;

on the May 25th walk

Pollution V.S Pollination

The dangerous polluting seeds that Monsanto  is promoting is killing the bees, the main pollinator, here is a website for the film the queen of the sun

The world according to Monsanto is not the world I want to live in , it is explained in this full length documentary;

Some advice how to avoid Monsanto taken from April Dávila she wrote it for Yesmagazine!

Good First Steps

While it’s extremely difficult to entirely avoid Monsanto, there are some basic guidelines that anyone can use to minimize the genetically modified organisms in their lives.

  1. Avoid processed foods. In particular, eliminate High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) from your diet and be sure to read labels. HFCS appears in everything from sodas to wheat bread.

  2. Consider going vegetarian, limiting your meat consumption, or buying grass-fed varieties. Over 60 percent of genetically modified corn goes to feed cattle on polluting concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in America.

  3. Buy organic dairy products to make sure animals weren’t given Monsanto’s recombinant bovine growth hormone.

  4. Buy organic cotton when you can. Monsanto is a major player in the cotton industry. Even though cotton makes up only 2.5 percent of the world’s crops, it is doused with 16 percent of the world’s pesticides. Cotton pesticides, most of which are listed as “extremely hazardous” by the World Health Organization, turn up regularly in water sources around the globe.

To avoid supporting the companies that buy polluted crops from Monsanto here is the full list;

 

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The education on GMO is insufficient in the USA

 I am proud of the Polish  bee farmers  and their accomplishments to agriculture.

Poland is the first country to formally acknowledge the link between Monsanto’s genetically engineered corn and the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that’s been devastating bees around the world. What that means is that bees have been disappearing. If the bees disappear we are in big trouble because of their important role in pollination. And who has bought the leading research company for CCD? Well you guessed it! Monsanto

I saw this trailer on the film»Queen of the sun«. The film is about the  disappearance of the bees. It is very interesting and frightening at the same time. This is what the Colony Collapse Disorder is about.

What that has to do with GMO? Well,  in America there are no requirements to label GMO foods as you can see in this graph

Most governments are protecting the citizens and requiring labelling of GMO foods. But the general public in America does not even know  what GMO is;

We need the FDA to regulate the GMO foods, so that we have a choice. We need the FDA on the people’s side for once and make labelling of GMO foods mandatory.

Go to www.labelgmo.org to learn more

Here is a video if you have never heard of Monsanto and where they come from. They are originally a chemical company so why are they in food production?

The sweet sprincle of toxins

Are we deliberately being poisoned?

When thinking about toxins in food, we commonly connect it with pesticides used in the production. But mother nature is not perfect so we have to manipulate her and then we get the  GMO foods. When the food is processed we add chemicals  like Aspartame or MSG to make things taste better. Then we wrap the whole thing in BPA , the plastic chemical Bispenol A used in food packaging. Hungry?

Who is protecting the general public?

We wonder what happened and why people are getting sick? But none of these chemicals or additives are illegal. Lobbyists ensure that they will not be banned in the near future. With a big smile people making the decisions are poisoning their fellow-men in name of what? Money? So the 1% can gain more profit and the rest has to pay with their health?

The regulation comes from us, the people. We can not count on the regulators. That is why we have to be responsible and ask questions. Avoid foods that are conterminated. We need to educate ourselves and make the choices that we can live with, a healthy life.

FDA rules on continuing to allow BPA in food packaging.

Why is  Bispenol-A or  BPA not banned? FDA decided to let the show go on.     FDA decided not ban the use of BPA in food packaging.  That is amazing in light of the numerous research that show that BPA , is contributing to cancer, cardiovascular disease and probably best known cause of damage to the reproductive system especially in men. Here is more on the subject.

In the Video the research of Frederic Vam Saal is mentioned, his studies that low dosage of BPA has health risks. Especially concerning the reproductive system.

Bon appetit??