Hey everyone! I super excited to be writing about this – I am very passionate about GMO’s and it has made a huge difference in my life when I stopped eating them.
First, what are GMO’s?
“GMOs (or “genetically modified organisms”) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering, or GE. This relatively new science creates unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacteria and viral genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.”
This is from The Non GMO Project Website.
There are three different kinds of GMOs.
You have 1 – BT Toxin
This is in corn, soy, and cotton. (Which is in a TON of food! Ex: High Fructose Corn Syrup) These food crops are genetically engineered to have a built-in toxic pesticide.
When insects come up to the crop to munch on it – their stomachs EXPLODE! EXPLODE PEOPLE! They die and the crop continues to grow. The crop is then picked and sent to grocery stores where it ends up in your stomach. If it can make bugs stomachs explode, what is it doing to yours? And this can not be washed off! Because it is genetically engineered to have the toxin built in.
The second type of GMO is “Roundup Ready.” The crop has been genetically engineered to continue to grow when sprayed with a herbicide called “Roundup” When you spray Roundup, the crop will grow, but the worms, weeds, bugs, good bacteria in soil, and more all dies. This GMO will also not wash off, because it soaks into the plant. In Roundup, there is a chemical called “glyphosate,” which deteriorates our gut bacteria. Without that gut bacteria, our bodies don’t produce tryptophan. Without tryptophan, our body doesn’t produce serotonin. And without serotonin, our bodies can’t regulate blood sugar. Which then can turn into Diabetes.
The third type of GMO is for a desired trait. This can make tomatoes look redder, or the cabbage purpler. They inject the desired trait, but the problem is that it has two promoters on either end of it. These promoters’ jobs are to wake genes up. We all have latent cancer genes and even rare diseases that are never meant to wake up. But with these promoters these could possibly wake up these genes. Scary right?
(From the movie Bought – that you can watch for free until the 15th of March!!!)
And GMOs aren’t just in a couple things in the supermarket – they are all over! 90% of the soy, cotton, canola, corn, and sugar beets sold in the USA have been genetically engineered.
It’s sad that we have to petition to know whats in our food. But, until we can fix this problem, we need to rally together. Don’t stand for GMOs!
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