Still Confused About Labeling GMO Foods and CA Prop #37? Dave Murphy, Food Democracy NOW Explains.
The airwaves have been bombarded with a multimillion dollar campaign to stop CA Prop #37 from passing. Find out why you should vote yes, today at 4:00 pm PST on Smart Health Talk KCAARadio.com. Dave Murphy, Food Democracy Now joins us.
Parents do so much to protect their children, but with the invent of over 80,000 FDA approved chemicals to use in food. Some are grown on mediums of Bt GMO corn. That corn has been genetically engineered to contain organisms that manufacture pesticides and don’t die no matter how much Round Up Ready pesticide is applied to the GMO plant.
Monsanto has been able to achieve a 100% infection rate. According to the article, “Another Study Finds GMO Compounds in 100% of Pregnant Women and Fetuses,” by Elizabeth Renter (http://naturalsociety.com/
So, not only do all women likely have some of these GMO toxins in them, but they are passing it on to their children.
What is a toxic limit of the pesticides and artificial flavor and colors they will be consuming you might ask. Well unfortunately pesticide manufacturers only test for toxic levels in a 175 pound male. Children eat more food per body weight and therefore are exposed to a heavier toxic load. The best solution is to find ways to completely remove pesticides and GMOs from food, and use more drought tolerant organic farming methods.
Many people think the government has labs that do safety testing for all GMOs, pesticides, herbicides, and the thousands of other artificial chemicals and flavors submitted to the FDA (Federal Drug Administration)
These artificial, chemical ingredients, some made using GMOs such as aspartame, are designed to help manufacturers increase profit margins by substituting cheaper chemicals for real food and plant ingredients. Chemicals used in foods don’t spoil as quickly so shelf life is extended. Shelf life is everything in the food business.
As long as the research seems to demonstrate safety, the FDA has no reason to not approve.
Trouble is the research for safety on these new chemicals is done at the inventor/manufacturer labs, without third party testing. There is no money to pay for this kind of research. Most all the time the funding source is the manufacturer, and if you are a scientist and your research results are unfavorable to your funder, chances are your money will be cut and you will be out of a job. The system is not designed to protect the consumer and supports just the opposite, and punishing the scientist.
The studies usually involve small groups and stop after three months.
The first two-year study that just came out of France in August 2012, should have everyone wondering if all previous GMO research fell short with only the three month time period. Reuters published on September 19, 2012 that, “French study finds tumours in rats fed GM. Their research found that rats fed a lifetime diet of Monsanto's genetically modified corn or exposed to its top-selling weedkiller Roundup suffered tumours and multiple organ damage,”
Organic and Non GMO farmers are being punished with extra fees for not accepting and using GMO seed.
Passing California Proposition #37 will not cost consumers hundreds of dollars and hurt farmers. It hurts the GMO seed maker by cutting into their billion dollar a year business. They don’t want consumers asking questions. Don’t stop asking why we are being force feed GMOs when people are asking to have it labeled so they can avoid them.
Instead of trying to analyze all of the information out there, just tune in today, November 1st at 4:00 pm PST to let Dave Murphy, Director Food Democracy Now break it down for you so you can cut through all of the TV ad hype on Smart Health Talk TODAY, KCAARadio.com/
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