Know G.M.O.

When I was a freshman at U.C.L.A., my teacher’s assistant for Chemistry was studying how to change the D.N.A. of carrots.  At the time, I thought it sounded like advanced science.  I had no idea how his studies would involve my future. Do you know if you are putting G.M.O.s (genetically modified organisms) into your body?  About 70 percent of processed food has genetically modified organisms.  Do you believe that you have the right to know?  I believe that you do.  Everything that you eat goes into your amazing, machine-like human body.  Trillions of cells work together to run your organ system. Your gut, full of coiled tubes many feet long, digests and collects everything you put in your mouth.  EVERYTHING, good and bad.  G.M.O.s are altered foods that were not created “good”.  You, as a consumer, have a right to know what is in the food that you are purchasing.  Your food is already labelled.  Why not add a simple G.M.O. label? http://www.anh-usa.org/how-much-will-gmo-labeling-cost-consumers/ The general election in Washington state is November 5, 2013.  Initiative 522 is giving people the opportunity to “Know G.M.O.”.  The following are a list of current genetically engineered seeds used to varying degrees in the United States:

  • alfalfa
  • canola
  • corn
  • cotton
  • Hawaiian papaya
  • some zucchini and yellow summer squash
  • soy
  • sugar beets
  • coming soon-GMO potato
  • coming soon Arctic Granny and Golden apples that don’t brown

For your health and the health of our Earth, educate yourself and others.  For more information you may link to Organic Consumers at http://www.organicconsumers.org/. “If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.”  Thomas Jefferson

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