1) Doctors Say No to GMOs: Studies Show Genetically Modified Foods Can Cause Infertility and Immune Problems.
“Physicians are probably seeing the effects in their patients, but need to know how to ask the right questions,” says former AAEM President Dr. Jennifer Armstrong. In fact, many experts believe that when GMOs were introduced in 1996, they were a major factor in the subsequent upsurge in disorders, which included chronic illnesses, allergies, autism, infertility, diabetes, and infant health problems.
The danger is greater for pregnant moms and children. After GM soy was fed to female rats, most of their babies died—compared to a 10 percent deaths among controls fed natural soy. GM-fed babies were smaller and possibly infertile.
2) If you stop buying GMO. GMO producers will stop making GMO.
"If even a small percentage of U.S. consumers rejected them—perhaps 5 percent, food companies would quickly replace GM ingredients. In Europe, when the tipping point was achieved in April 1999, within a week virtually all major food companies committed to stop using GMOs. U.S. consumer concerns about the cancer link from GM bovine growth hormone in milk has kicked it out of products by Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Dannon, Yoplait, and most U.S. dairies."
3) GMO products find their way into 'organic' baby foods:
Martek Biosciences’ synthetic forms of DHA and ARA oils (docosahexaenoic acid and arachidonic acid—polyunsaturated omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids naturally present in breast milk) are genetically engineered—and now being added to organic infant formula, not to mention hundreds of other USDA Certified Organic products as well.
What baby formulas are affected?
- Earth’s Best Organic Soy with DHA & ARA (Hain Celestial Group)
- Enfamil LIPIL (Mead Johnson Nutritionals)
- Enfamil Next Step (Mead Johnson)
- Isomil 2 Advance (Abbott Laboratories)
- Nestle Good Start Supreme with DHA & ARA (Nestle USA)
- Parent’s Choice Organic (Wal-Mart)
- Similac Advance (Abbott Nutrition)
- Ultra Bright Beginnings Lipids (PBM Products, LLC)
4) GMO products hurt our farmers.
Did you know...normally, a farmer holds seeds to be used for the next season? But Monsanto, who must be hurting for money, makes GMO farmers buy new seeds every year?
"As the farmer threw a scoop of corn on the ground and called his pigs, he told his guest, “Watch this.” The pigs ran frantically towards the corn, sniffed it, then stared back at the farmer and refused to eat. The farmer then scooped corn from another bin and flung it nearby. The pigs ran over and devoured it. “The first corn is genetically engineered,” he said. “They won’t touch it.” It’s not just pigs. Chickens in South Africa, buffalo in India, geese in Illinois, as well as elk, deer, raccoons, squirrels, mice, and rats have all be seen avoiding genetically modified organisms (GMOs) when given a choice."
No one knows why animals refuse GMOs, but according to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), people should follow their example. AAEM cites a host of problems in lab animals fed GMOs, including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, dysfunctional insulin and cholesterol regulation, and damage to major organs and the gastrointestinal system. They called on physicians to prescribe non-GMO diets to all patients.
5) GMO producers hide the toxic effects of their products for profit.
Biotech companies, who have been found guilty of hiding the toxic effects of their chemical products, are now in charge of determining whether their GM foods are safe. The FDA official in charge of creating this policy was Michael Taylor, Monsanto`s former attorney and later vice-president.
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