No GMOs for our Pure Grenada

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What are GMOs?

GMOs are plants or animals that have undergone a process wherein scientists alter their genes with DNA from different species of living organisms, bacteria, or viruses to get desired traits such as resistance to disease or tolerance of pesticides.

 

What do THEY tell us about GMOs?

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) “technology” has diverse potentials in addressing the challenges of sustainable development such as pest and diseases, drought, malnutrition and food insecurity, in developing countries.

At this point we think “Waawwww, this is amazing right?!” This GMO seems good because it’s all about developing and promoting a healthy environment for our country.

Note that they do not refer to it as food, but as technology.

Before we allow ourselves to get swallowed up… ask yourself the BIG QUESTION.

 

Why NO GMOs?

Before the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) decided to allow GMOs into food without labeling, FDA scientists had repeatedly warned that GM foods can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long-term safety studies, but were ignored.

Since then, findings include:

  • Thousands of sheep, buffalo, and goats in India died after grazing on Bt cotton plants
  • Mice eating GM corn for the long-term had fewer, and smaller, babies
  • More than half the babies of mother rats fed GM soy died within three weeks, and were smaller
  • Testicle cells of mice and rats on GM soy change significantly
  • By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies
  • By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies
  • Rodents fed GM corn and soy showed immune system responses and signs of toxicity
  • Cooked GM soy contains as much as 7 times the amount of a known soy allergen
  • Soy allergies skyrocketed by 50% in the UK, soon after GM soy was introduced
  • The stomach lining of rats fed GM potatoes showed excessive cell growth, a condition that may lead to cancer.

Studies showed organ lesions, altered liver and pancreas cells, changed enzyme levels, etc.

 

AT THIS POINT WE SHOULD BE CONVINCED! Do the Research…

The general rule: When it has a label, Read it! Any ingredients you cannot pronounce or identify as a food naturally grown; then it may be BAD for you.

 

Countries That Ban GMOs

Most developed nations do not consider GMOs to be safe. In more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production and sale of GMOs.

In the US, the government has approved GMOs based on studies conducted by the same corporations that created them and profit from their sale. Increasingly, Americans are taking matters into their own hands and choosing to opt out of the GMO experiment.

If you want our Grenada to last, lets take a stand today.

Eat what we Grow and Grow what we Eat, that’s the way to go.

The ultimate goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle, that in turn will reduce the risk of our people suffering from certain diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cancer, etc. And GMOs fit nowhere in that goal!

 

Remember, your health is your wealth… invest in it wisely.

  •   Eat more fresh local fruits and vegetables
  •   Drink lots of water
  •   Avoid fatty, salty and sugary foods
  •   Exercise regularly

Watch out for foods with the following: Soy, Corn, Cotton seed and Canola. There are US Genetically Modified crops found in a lot of foods imported from the US.

 

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