Sunday, February 28, 2010

GMO - Activist Information

Personal note from me before you read any of this.  If you have had a lot of GMO's in your diet, or are struggling with some of the terrible side effects, I really believe that you can correct much of the problems by changing your diet.  We are "fearfully and wonderfully made" and have mechanism's in our system, placed there by God.  They just need the right nutrients, some time and some energy to work.

Don't roll around in self pity or hopelessness, instead, change your diet and your families way of eating.  This is dead serious stuff though, please spend some time studying it.  It is important.

No GMO Activist Information

Some of you know that I have been following the GMO story for years.  It is a long, troubling, terrible story of power, money, corruption and borderline insanity.  If you have been following this story, and are persuaded that GMO's are endangering our food supply, our healthy children, our mental abilities and our reproductive capacity, you don't need to read further in this note.  I would, however, encourage you to become activists.  Wherever you land on the political scale..... fight WITH one another to stop this evil, awful perverse ruination of our food.

The best way you can fight is to NOT purchase ANYTHING that contains GMO's.... and contact companies that you used to do business with or purchase products with and tell them why.  If the top 10 American companies shifted away from GMO's, it would change the future.

To help with this, I would like to pass on some very helpful stuff.  The first is an I-Phone app.  It gives you a list of companies that refuse to use GMO's in their processing.    Type in ShopNoGMO and the free app will come up.  You can also go to this website and print up a list of foods that are and are not made with GMO's.  I have printed a bunch of them and will hand them out and take them with me to the store.

The website for this is:  Non GMO Shopping Guide

For those people willing to be genuine activists, there is an excellent website.  I MUST warn everyone.  This group has people from all corners of the political spectrum.  There are folks from the far, far left to the far, far right and everywhere in between.  We all share a common goal of a safe food supply.  Please make allowances for philosophical differences and focus on what is important.  This is a good plan.  Their website can be found at the first link and their information page at the second link.

If you are on Facebook, they have a No GMO's Fan Page which you can join.

Now, if you are unsure about GMO's and the damage that they can do, I would like to list a bunch of articles.  All I am going to say personally is that, in my opinion, GMO's are terrible.  Anyone with young children or in their child bearing years, or anyone who wishes to have optimal health should spend some time studying the effects of GMO's.

If you think that ANY regulatory agency is responsible for keeping your food, your medicine or your health safe, you are naive.  The regulatory agencies tend to have an absolutely incestuous relationship with the corporations and industries that they should be regulating.  Most of them are run by career bureaucrats, not elected officials.   Please, do NOT take my word for any of this.  It is your responsibility to keep your family as safe, as happy and as healthy as possible and you need to know the damage these insidious food products cause.

Sadly, the information we are now acquiring is not based on animal testing.  World populations are the test group.  Spending time on this subject again brought me to probably one of the most appalling quotes I have ever heard.
“Maybe the GM soy will solve
the overpopulation problem.”
 Dr. Mercola, as well as many other groups, have published quite a few articles over the past several months. The reason much of this is coming out is apparently a court case which was won and required the publication of some clinical trials.  I tried to research it myself, but it was overwhelming.  I am going to just post some of Dr. Mercola's articles for sake of consistency.  He might have some pop up ads, if so, I apologize.  I  went ahead and joined the site because of the wonderful articles.  I have found NOTHING in his articles to disagree with... on the GMO issue (unusual for me) and he is a good, clear concise writer.   I have stuff posted on the GMO issue by other authors as well.  You can find it under the GMO label.

One last personal note from me.  The FDA had all this information, and probably more.  Don't allow government officials to tell you what is healthy and what is not.  You need to make wise decisions for your family and loved ones based on knowledge.  You should never just swallow a decree by a bureaucrat.  Be persuaded by facts based on genuine research, not the rigged, bought and paid for stuff they call research.  Deuteronomy 31:6 gives us direction. 
"Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

So, here is some further reading for anyone that wants to be educated on this subject.  Probably the most evil of all is what GMO's do to reproductive development.  There are two articles on this subject, one an overview, one focusing on reproductive and organ failure.  Please go to the first article and scroll down.  Observe the close up of the rat testicles fed gmo and non gmo, and the cell pattern below it.  It is pretty amazing.

I don't know if the high incidence of retardation, development problems or infant mortality are in any of these articles, but should be looked at as well.

Organ and Reproductive Failure

One of the more perverse aspects appears to be what happens to young children exposed to GMO's.  Is it pure evil that one of the first uses of a genetically modified food was infant formula made with GM soy?  Without testing (that we know of).   Certainly without oversight from anyone that cared.  This article has some excerpts from "Genetic Roulette" and some good info on what can happen to kids fed GM foods.

This one covers some of the intimidation used on the researchers who tried to sound the alarm early on.  These are just a few... there were more.

This next one covers the fine art of rigging studies.  A true art form if you ask me.  Not for the novice thug, it takes genuine professionalism.  Luckily, there appears to be plenty of that to go around.

This next article shows some of the enormous influence of Monsanto over Washington D.C.  One man was with the FDA under George Bush, Sr..... and appointed back by Obama.  He worked at Monsanto between times.  Conflict of interest?  It is all over Washington.

We have shipped our evil wares all over the globe.  Our regulators labeled them safe without due diligence.  The headlines in this article cover;  Covering up Health Dangers, Fake Safety Assessments, Promoting and Regulating don't Mix, Evaluations miss most health problems, Hidden information, lack of standards, breaking law and Humans as Guinea Pigs.

Last, but certainly not least, is a warning on the danger of GMO's from the medical profession.

I think that is all that I can take of this for now.  I can only go back to this every so often.  It is depressing.  For our family, we grow as much of our food as we can using heirloom seeds.  We buy local and organic from people who live in our community and are like minded.  We make an effort to purchase from organic and Non GMO companies (even if I disagree with their politics) and we avoid genetically modified foods like the poison that they are.  Eating out is difficult. 

For the most part, be aware that highly processed food in any form should be suspect.  If it doesn't rot, don't eat it.  Study, learn, be alert and aware, be proactive, be responsible for your families health.

Best of Health to You


  1. Uggh...I read through most of the articles you posted & it does not sound good. Why can't we just be happy with the food that God made for us?

    I was getting overwhelmed with the information (I'd been sort of avoiding this subject) but it's not good to be in the dark when it's something I'm putting into my body or my families. I read this verse today & it helped me calm down & take one thing at a time (as you say).

    Exodus 23:25 "If you worship the Lord your God, I will bless your bread & your water. I will take away sickness from you."

    Not to condone ignorance but to leave it in his hands, worship Him & do what I can do.

    Question time: So there are the big 4- Corn, Soy, Canola & cottonseed. For corn & soy products do you try to avoid them all together or go with organic alternatives? Also my parents always plant a bunch of corn in their garden, can they buy organic seeds that are not GM or have not been contaminated? Are there other plants they need to avoid buying?

    I have been switching to as much whole foods as possible & tortilla chips are one of the hard ones for our family to avoid (especially during the summer with fresh salsa). Have you ever made corn chips? I did cut & fry my ww tortilla chips in coconut oil the other day & they were good. Just time intensive, but what isn't if its made at home....

  2. Doesn't it just give you a headache? I tried not to get overwhelmed, but confess that I didn't succeed. Thanks for the verse. It helps.

    Answers: Soy, avoid unless it is cultured (tofu or that sauce that is cultured) and organic. If it is organic, it is not supposed to be GMO. The list is pretty inclusive.

    Garden of Eatin' does not use GMO's and are pretty passionate about it. They make great chips. You can make your own, but you are right, they are labor intensive. We just try to find that brand on sale.

    Any heirloom corn or organic is OK. For seed I use Baker Creek Heirloom seeds. They check every batch for GMO contamination.

    Also, blue and white corn has not been genetically modified yet. Your parents could grow some white corn. Any heirloom plants are ok, and tomatoes are OK. They did try to modify them, but it just outright killed the lab rats right off the bat, so I guess that was a little much, even for Monsanto. There are some summer squash that is commonly used that is GM.

    My hardest is Hershey, Ghiradalli, and other chocolate makers. That has been a little rough.

    Then we watch an pray. Thanks much for reading it. This was such a heavy one. I have been researching it again. I limit myself to about every 6-8 weeks, then have to leave it. This post was really just my way to back away from the subject again. It grieves me.

    Our hope comes from the Lord, the maker of Heaven and Earth. We trust in Him.


  3. Thanks for your answers! I will pass the seed info on to my parents. Chocolate is probably an area I need to look into also. I buy chocolate chips in bulk from Guitard (sp?) & they do have soy lethicin in them but I just ran out so I need to find an organic option.

    I'm going to try & make mayo this week for my husband to get away from the soy bean oil in that.

    I have been doing a little research on fabrics & what they are made of. It is pretty interesting with how few God-made (cotton, flax, wool, silk, bamboo & maybe a few more) & how many different combinations of synthetic fabrics are made plus all the dies & other treatments that are done to it. I don't really know if there is any problems with the manmade but I'm starting to wonder. Evy has had eczema & some type of itchy bumby rash (mostly behind her legs but also on her tummy & back) for a year & a half so I've questioned if it has something to do with the fabric that is always tuching her skin. Any suggestions for rash stuff? I've tried eliminating different food groups & changed detergent & soaps & it just comes & goes. Thanks Melissa