GMO Study, Corn, How It Effects You and Your Children and What To Do About It

Mice develop tumors as early as 4 Months…*

We Are Not Mice and Our Life-Span is Longer Than 2 Years, But 

Do YOU REALLY Want To Take Chances With Your Life?  

What About The Lives of Your Developing Children???

If you are already eating organic food and think that GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) don’t affect you, it very likely does affect your day-care or school age children.  

Plus, it still affects those in your family who don’t eat organic.  

Please forward this article to your friends and relatives.

 

Bad News

 

September 17, 2012 European newspapers exploded with a new study.

Statements like ….

Shocking findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early *

“The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely,…” *

Cancer row over GM foods, as study says, it did THIS to rats… and can cause organ damage and early death in humans *

This was the first ever study to examine the lifetime effects of eating GMOs. This study has been deemed “the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats.” *

*See sources at the end of this post.

Plus, the articles included pictures of the mice  with tumors as large as one half of their bodies.  If you want to see the pictures, here are the links:  http://www.thegrocer.co.uk  and  http://www.dailymail.co.uk

 

When We Talk About GMO Most of Us Relate It to CORN

 

… and there are good reasons for this.

Most if not all corn grown in the US and Canada is genetically modified (GMO), unless the corn is Certified Organic.  Most of it is used as a sweetener in our everyday foods and beverages.  It is far cheaper and sweeter than sugar alone.  The demand for corn syrup is growing exponentially.

 

Worst News: How It Effects You and Your Family

 

Unfortunately GM corn is made into High Fructose Corn Syrup, (HFCS). It is also called glucose-fructose syrup , glucose/fructose, Glucose-Fructose syrup high-fructose maize syrup  or just corn syrup.    This is the most commonly used food and beverage sweetener in the US and Canada.

 

Corn Syrup is in Most of Your Food

 

Corn syrup is added to: breads, baked goods, breakfast cereals, granola and breakfast bars, lunch meats, soups, yogurts, candies, chocolates, ice-cream, condiments and many, many more foods and drinks.**

 

And it Huge Contributor to Our Growing Waistline

 

Did you know that soda sweetened with HFCS is so calorie rich that New York Mayer Micheal Bloomberg and the New York City Board of Heath are pushing to limit the size of these sugary drinks sold in New York due to widespread obesity problems that take the lives of 6000 New Yorkers each year? (You can the details here)

OK, you only eat organic food, but…

 

Do You Know What Your Children are Eating at their Day-Care or School?

 

You guessed it, the same old processed foods full of corn syrup.  Because it’s cheap and widely available.  If you ask your day-care, why they use HFCS sweetened foods? They will say, “because children like it.”  Can they learn to like something else? Absolutely!

 

What Can We Do About This?  How Can We Avoid Corn Syrup in our Food?

 

The Answer is simple:

1)  Choose organic food over conventional. (Best Case Scenario)

If you think that you can’t afford organic food, please read The Savvy Organic Shopper Guide

 

2)  At the very least, avoid processed foods and stop buying food containing corn Syrup (just read the ingredients).

There is a list of NON GMO products you can access here: http://www.nongmoproject.org/

 

3)  Make sure you provide your children’s lunch, not the school cafeteria. OR, if the school Principal and Director are open and willing to listen, TALK TO THEM you may change more than one life for the better.

There are those of course who criticize the veracity of how this study was conducted and would claim that the jury is still out…

But Do YOU REALLY Want To Take Chances With Your Life?  What About The Lives of Your Developing Children???

 

If you are already eating organic food and think that GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) don’t affect you, it very likely does affect your day-care or school age children.  Plus, it still affects those in your family who don’t eat organic.   Please forward this article to your friends and relatives.


 


 

SOURCES:

* http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/monsanto-weedkiller-and-gm-maize-in-shocking-cancer-study/232603.article

*  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2205509/Cancer-row-GM-foods-French-study-claims-did-THIS-rats–cause-organ-damage-early-death-humans.html?openGraphAuthor=%2Fhome%2Fsearch.html%3Fs%3D%26authornamef%3DSean%2BPoulter

** http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-fructose_corn_syrup

The abstract of the study

http://www.biolsci.org/v05p0706.htm

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