( Thanks to YouTube and to Dr. Mercola and his Website )

Hey Firedogs, this video is nineteen minutes that not only provides yet another perspective on the proliferation of genetically modified foods, but also a personal perspective on individual activism. IMHO it’s worth your time.

From Dr. Mercola’s website and a post on June 14th he writes :

That something has gone awry is obvious when you take a look at the statistics. Between 1997 and 2002 the number of peanut allergies doubled, and the number of hospitalizations related to allergic reactions to food increased by a whopping 265 percent. One out of 17 children now has some form of food allergy. And allergy rates are rising.

And further,  discussing a topic I have covered in this series before here :

Corn allergies are on the rise, and while some genetically modified corn is engineered to withstand Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, other varieties are engineered to create their own internal pesticide (Bt toxin).  The biotech industry claimed there were no health risks to worry about from these altered foods. In the case of Bt corn, the concern that your gut might turn into a pesticide factory was shrugged off with lame assurances that the Bt toxin wouldn’t survive once ingested.

However, just last month, a study revealed that Bt toxin was detected in:

  • 93 percent of maternal blood samples
  • 80 percent of fetal blood samples
  • 69 percent of non-pregnant women blood samples

Turns out you cannot replace actual safety studies with lip service after all. Another recent review of 19 animal studies on genetically modified organisms (GMO) revealed that nearly 10 percent of blood, urine, organ and other parameters tested were significantly influenced by GMOs, with the liver and kidneys faring the worst. Additionally, Jeffrey Smith, executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology and author of two books on the topic, has previously documented more than 65 serious health risks from GM products of all kinds.

If you didn’t follow the links to the studies and read them, please do, it’s in your own best interests; and unfortunately, you really aren’t being given a choice. If you don’t educate yourself and then act on that knowledge to protect you and yours, no one is going to do it for you. USDA, EPA, and FDA are all “captured” regulatory agencies allowing the transnational corporations to be the ones who commission and provide what little testing that is required.

Robert Alexander Dumas

Robert Alexander Dumas

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