A World At War: GMOs Infiltrate "Natural" Foods

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GMOs are everywhere.  Most conventional crops grown on US soil have weed and bug killers genetically thriving inside of them and then get sprayed with even more harmful chemicals like Roundup on top of this (For an explanation of how this is possible click here).  Many of these crops get shipped to our supermarkets marked as "all natural," with absolutely no GMO disclaimer or warning.

Two of the most heavily genetically modified foods in the world, soy and corn, have become two of the most consumed foods in America today, primarily due to high government subsidization to soy and corn growers (for more on this, see “Foods The Government Pays For You To Eat”).  The fact that these GMO crops are found everywhere and in everything could not make the healthcare world happier.  Hundreds of thousands of North Americans are suffering from infections, headaches, migraines, serious gluten, nut, and milk allergies and intolerances, kidney stones, dizzy spells, bowel irregularities, and cancers.  A lot of these issues are at least partly due to the type and quality of food we eat.

Even Veggie Burgers are not exempt form these genetically modified ingredients due to their high soy content.  Nearly every processed food item that comes in a box, bag, bottle or in a can, will contain at least one modified corn or soy ingredient.  Your best bet is to stay away from the middle of the supermarket, shopping for groceries in the isles that line the outer walls, looking for organic fruits, vegetables and meats.  Better yet, skip the supermarket all together and buy local at fresh fruit, vegetable and meat markets.  Simply reading labels isn’t good enough anymore with the FDA constantly changing chemical names as more and more educated consumers learn where the poisons are and how to decipher the misleading labels.

Soy: Over 93% of all U.S. soy products are Monsanto GMO, and are carcinogenic.  Beware of:

  • vegetable oil
  • lecithin (an emulsifier)
  • soy protein concentrates
  • tofu (soybean curd)
  • soy sauce
  • teriyaki sauce
  • tamari sauce
  • soy flour
  • soy nuts
  • soy nut butter
  • soy isoflavones
  • soy milk
  • hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
  • hydrolyzed soy yeast
  • soy-based infant formulas
  • non-dairy frozen yogurt
  • soy isolate fiber (SPF)

 

Corn: Over 86% of all U.S. corn products are Monsanto GMO which are also carcinogenic.  Corn is arguably the most heavily subsidized crop in the US and most of the corn produced isn’t even edible.  It’s grown to make high fructose corn syrup, ethanol, and also to serve as feed for livestock.  However, cows cannot digest corn, especially GMO cancer causing corn, which gives the animal digestive infections.  This means farmers must then treat the animals with heavy antibiotics, to cure the diseases caused by the corn feed, perpetuating a dangerous cycle of drugs and meat production (not that far off from the human-food-drug cycle actually).  Beware of the following corn products:

  • corn starch
  • corn chips
  • baking powder
  • caramel (made from corn syrup)
  • confectioner's sugar
  • corn flour
  • corn gluten
  • corn syrup
  • corn meal
  • corn oil
  • dextrose
  • dextrin
  • maltodextrin (synthetic thickening agent)
  • food starch
  • modified food starch
  • fructose
  • gum Arabic
  • GDL (additive in cured meats)
  • invert sugar
  • invert syrup
  • malt syrup and extract
  • mono and di-glycerides
  • monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • sucrose
  • treacle (mixture of molasses and corn syrup)
  • vegetable protein
  • vegetable shortening
  • xantham gum

 

A couple other things you should stay away from are canola oil and Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP).  Canola oil is GMO and is a known carcinogenic.  Canola oil comes from the rapeseed plant and is an excellent insect repellant; it was never meant for human consumption. The known dangers of canola oil consumption include central nervous system disruption, constipation, respiratory illness, low birth weights in infants, and even lung cancer.  Apparently, the Canadian government actually paid off the FDA to label it as safe, and the only reason Canada even promotes canola’s use is because it is one of the nation's chief export products.  TVP is a meat substitute made from soy flour and comes in the form of small chunks (like ground beef) or flakes.  TVP isn’t suitable for animal consumption let alone humans, yet vegetarians everywhere sprinkle it into soups, chilis and sauces all the time.

Its amazing not only what the government allows its people to eat, but what “food” they actually promote and encourage.  Don’t be foolish enough to believe the logic of “if it could hurt me, then they wouldn’t be able to sell it”.  The unfortunate truth is that if companies can make a profit, then they will sell it to you, harmful or not.  Caveat emptor: Let the buyer beware.

 

Sources:

http://vegetarian.about.com/od/glossary/g/TVP.htm

http://www.soyfoods.com/soyfoodsdescriptions/descriptions.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/meat/interviews/pollan....

http://www.vishniac.com/ephraim/corn-bother.html

http://breathing.com/articles/canola-oil.htm

http://willknight.articlesbase.com/health-articles/eat-yourself-to-de...