So What’s The Deal With GMO’s Anyway?
So what is the deal with GMO’d products anyway? Why do they even exist? What is the purpose? What are the benefits? What is the down side? So these are some pretty sound questions don’t you think? I think so.
So what is the deal with GMO’d products anyway? Well from what I can understand the grow quicker, to a more uniform size and shape. They have also apparently been infused with pesticides so the farmer doesn’t have to spray as much. Lets have a quick look at these few statements. They grow quicker, so if a typical pepper requires 4 weeks to fully mature and a GMO’d pepper matures in say 3 weeks and 4 days is the net gain of 3 days really worth the it? I read a story in a nutritional magazine it said to get the equivalent nutrition out of today’s produce one would have 8 to 10 times the amount of the given produce. So if we take an orange for example you would have to eat 8 oranges to get the same nutritional value of just one orange of 30 years ago. What has changed? The Sun? The water? The answer is in the modifications to the soil, the tree and the fruit itself. They spray pesticides and chemical nutrients into the soil which are unnatural to the fruit in the first place then they take and modify the fruit to have some of it own pesticides built into it. That is scary stuff. At least with the topical pesticides you can rinse them off, how do you wash off the ones that are engineered right into the fruit? You cant! You have to consume them with the fruit. The human body is not designed to digest or process chemicals so they just build up in the body and cause all kinds of nifty diseases.
They are injecting growth hormones into our meat products so they can get the animal to slaughter faster. As we eat our meat products we are consuming growth hormones. As we eat our potatoes we are consuming chemicals. Every time we consume these product we are potentially running the risk of making our selves very ill. As these by products of the huge agri-business empires hurry to increase profits at the cost of the consumer. But I guess the cold hearted straight business truth is the population is growing not shrinking. We are going to pay in the end even more you see because as people get sick from consuming these products they are needing medical services and that in a lot of countries is covered by insurance schemes so the rates for coverage keep going up. And if you are lucky enough to live in a country with socialized medical the burden on the tax base is greater an greater every year. Seem to me the only winner in this model is the big agri-business gurus like Monsanto, BASF, Bayer and Dow just to name a few. Our governments are bought off by these giants so they can not or will not do our bidding. It is up to us the real people, the real consumers, the real power of this world to stand up and tell the governments what we want.
So the deal with GMO’s is that they are bad for the people and bad for the planet. They exist solely for the purpose of and the benefit of the huge chemical and agri-business corporations. The purpose I can see is to allow for a quicker fast product to market, quality and safety is not a concern. Because there are always more consumers, and if you should get sick from consuming these products big pharma will benefit in the end. I so far have not seen any net benefit for the end user or consumer of these products so to me other than selfish greed at the expense of human life and health there is no benefit. The downside is blatantly obvious, less nutritional value, higher chemical and pesticide consumption more and more soil deprivation and contamination and sterilization.
What got me going on this you might be wondering? I was reading a story today about how young boys are now becoming pubescent as early as 9 years old now. They are linking this to ingestion of growth hormones in the foods we eat. I for one have had enough of GMO’d crap in my diet. I eat as much as I can locally organic grown produce and meats. If I cant get enough NON GMO’d nutrition I take a suppliment daily. You should to. But don’t expect your government to tell you that.
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