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FrankenFood: Genetically Modified Organisms

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Hello beautiful people! This post is to show you how to distinguish between GMO, hybrid and organic foods as well as illustrate the importance of READING labels before we buy our food. Below there is a list of the most genetically modified food. Attention to the small details is most definitely key, and what we put into our mouth is either hurting or helping our bodies.

GMO (Genetically Modified Organism)

To put it simply this is Not Real Food!!! GMOs are made in a lab by a scientist, the genetic material of the organism has been artificially manipulated by man to create something that doesn’t occur in nature, which means its unnatural. Long story short its molecular composition is unstable and ingesting these foods are comparable to eating cyanide! Over 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan as well as the European Union have visible restrictions or completely ban the production and sale of GMOs. Unfortunately GMOs are pretty common and are in 80% of the processed food we eat on a daily basis.  Peep the the stats.

CORN AND SUGAR BEETS ARE USED TO MAKE HIGH-FRUCTOSE SYRUP!!!!!!!!

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High-Risk Crops (in commercial production; ingredients derived from these must be tested every time prior to use in Non-GMO Project Verified products (as of December 2011):

  • Alfalfa (first planting 2011)
  • Canola (approx. 90% of U.S. crop)
  • Corn (approx. 88% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Cotton (approx. 90% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Papaya (most of Hawaiian crop; approximately 988 acres)
  • Soy (approx. 94% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Sugar Beets (approx. 95% of U.S. crop in 2010)
  • Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash (approx. 5,000 acres)

Now some of you may be wondering, “Well I’ve eaten corn all this time and I’m fine!” or maybe you’ve recently switched to soy milk and feel some type of way. But honestly speaking, there are better alternatives and though there haven’t been many studies conducted on GMOs there have been a number of incidences to assume they aren’t safe for consumption.

It used to be thought that plant scientist could simply swap out genes from different plants without effecting the surrounding genes, but the Human Genome Project proved that to be wrong. Genes work in a system just like our body, and if one system malfunctions in our body we get sick, we’re not in our normal state. The same is true for genetically modified organisms, those organisms are in an unnatural state and their molecular structure is incomplete. Some top health concerns can include leaky gut syndrome, the increase of allergic reactions and endocrine disruption.

CORN AND SUGAR BEETS ARE USED TO MAKE HIGH-FRUCTOSE SYRUP!!!!!!!!

 Here’s how you tell the difference between organic, conventional and GMO. READ YOUR LABELS!!! Its important!

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