Americans get sick more often than Europeans and people in other industrialized countries. And since the mid-1990s, the number of Americans suffering from chronic diseases, such as heart disease, asthma, cancer and diabetes, has nearly doubled.
America’s infant mortality has increased and life span has plunged.
Why is this happening? What has changed over the last two decades that could possibly explain this huge downward spiral in the health of our nation?
Well, one thing definitely changed in the mid-1990s: the food we eat.
A little over twenty years ago, scientists started tinkering with our food supply, taking genes from one species and forcing it into the DNA of other species…
Creating new organisms that did not exist in nature… organisms that are now part of the majority of the food we eat.
I’m talking about crops that have been genetically engineered to either produce their own pesticides or withstand mega doses of herbicides.
They came with the promise they would increase crop yields and profits. So, many in the farm community welcomed this innovation.
As a result, starting in 1996, these genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, spread rapidly through U.S. fields.
As a result, starting in 1996, these genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, spread rapidly through U.S. fields.
This was also a big bonanza for the biotech firms that developed these crops.
You see, genetically engineered seeds are patentable. So the companies that develop these seeds can have total control of the market. This represents billions in sales.
For example, take a look at a company named Monsanto. With a 90% market share, it dominates the GMO industry.
And farmers who purchase Monsanto’s patented GMO seeds have to sign a contract. This agreement forbids farmers from keeping any new seed produced by the crop for the following year, or even saving leftover seeds.
In other words, farmers must agree to use the seeds for one-time only. This basically ensures a perpetual stream of cash flow for the company because farmers will have to buy new seeds every year.
It was a win-win situation for the farmers and biotech firms. The farmers get bigger crops that can grow in any conditions. The biotech firms make money selling their seeds.
And boy, did it produce profits…
Take a look at this chart of Monsanto’s share price over the past 15 years…
My point is this…
A lot of people got very rich, and very powerful selling these genetically modified crops. There’s a lot of money at stake here.
But here’s the scary thing…
According to new scientific evidence, these genetically modified crops may be extremely dangerous to our families.
And just like people used to smoke cigarettes because they had no idea it could kill them, most Americans today are eating this food because they are unaware of the risks.
They do it because government agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (or FDA), have said these genetically modified crops are safe. But can we trust them?
The FDA has never actually conducted any studies on humans to prove this food is safe.
In other words, this government agency has intentionally unleashed a host of potentially harmful foods onto American dinner tables. This may be hard to believe, but 44,000 pages of internal memos from the FDA show its own scientists agreed that GMOs could create unpredictable, unsafe, and hard-to-detect allergens, toxins, diseases, and nutritional problems.
You’re about to see all the details of these disturbing memos – including details from a little known document marked as “CONFIDENTIAL Read and Destroy” by one of the biggest GMO firms. This is the smoking gun they hoped we’d never find. You’ll see the details, and be able to make up your own mind.
THERE’S A SECRET KILLER IN YOUR FOOD
Did you know that about 80% of your immune system resides in your gut? And, of course, the gut is the main interface between our body and any kind of food. So, if for any reason your body sees food as an alien object, something that cannot be found in natu, your immune system might attack it, creating an inflammatory reaction. In other words, inflammation flares up whenever your body feels threatened.
Well, it turns out…. Since 1996, when genetically modified foods were introduced into our diet, several digestive disorders related to gut inflammation have skyrocketed. Is this just a coincidence? Hardly. Scientists have changed the gene sequence of some of the food we eat, making it a foreign object… so it shouldn’t be a surprise that our immune system might be reacting to this new kind of food, causing inflammation.
And that’s a big deal because the health damages can go well beyond diseases related to digestion. In fact, recent medical research shows that hidden inflammation, the kind that originates in your gut, is at the root of ALL chronic illness we experience – conditions like heart disease, obesity, diabetes, dementia, depression, cancer, and even autism.
Maybe that explains why autism has increased 600% since GM foods came on the market… or why the number of Americans with diabetes has nearly tripled in the past two decades.
That’s why TIME magazine has called inflammation “the secret killer”. According to the magazine, “It destabilizes cholesterol deposits in the coronary arteries, leading to heart attacks and potentially even strokes. It chews up nerve cells in the brains of Alzheimer’s victims. It may even foster the proliferation of abnormal cells and facilitate their transformation into cancer. In other words, chronic inflammation may be the engine that drives many of the most feared illnesses of middle and old age.”
It is shocking to find out that the food we are eating… the food we’re feeding to our children, our schoolkids and daycare toddlers, even our high schoolers and college students, could cause inflammation and lead to all these deadly diseases.
But the science is clear. Inflammation happens for a reason… it happens when a bacterium or toxin or some other irritant triggers an immune response. And several studies have shown that genetically modified food is triggering that response.
For example, Dr. P. M. Bhargava, one of the world’s top biologists, has reviewed 600 scientific journals. He concluded that GM foods in the US are largely responsible for the increase in many serious diseases.
And Dr. Robin Bernhoft, a Harvard-trained doctor and director of the Bernhoft Center for Advanced Medicine in Ojai, California, has found that patient health improves when GM foods are removed from their diet. [NORM ‘n’ AL Note: Our emphasis.]
Dr. Miguel Gonzalez, a physician in California, believes that “genetically modified foods are causing inflammation of the bowel.”
And research from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine states that “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food consumption including infertility, immune dysfunction, accelerated aging, dysfunction of cholesterol synthesis, insulin regulation, and protein formation, and changes in the liver, kidney, spleen and gastrointestinal system.”
As you can see, many scientists believe that GM food is what’s triggering inflammation.
And if you don’t address that properly, you may end up with coronary artery disease, arthritis, cancer and other chronic illnesses.
YOU COULD GET CANCER…JUST FROM DRINKING MILK.
For the past 20 years, much of the nation’s milk has come from cows injected with a genetically engineered growth hormone known as rBST.
Write those letters down…
After we’re done here today, you should go to your fridge and look at the milk you have. Make sure your milk is rBST-free.
But before you go check, let me explain how dangerous those letters can be…
Farmers inject rBST into cows every two weeks to increase hormonal activity, boosting milk production by as much as 25%.
That’s great for dairy producers, who are able to get more milk from each cow, increasing their profits. It’s also great for the biotech companies that sell the hormone.
There’s only one big problem: this hormone has been linked to various types of cancer.
That probably explains why all 27 countries of the European Union, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada have all banned its use in milk destined for human consumption.
Sadly, the U.S. is the only developed nation that allows rBST.
The Cancer Prevention Coalition has even submitted several petitions to the FDA asking them to ban this hormone.
But the FDA has ignored their requests. Maybe that explains why the U.S. has the highest rates of cancer in the world.
A study done by Susan Hackinson, ScD, of Harvard Medical School, has showed that this hormone increases the risk of developing breast cancer seven-fold in women under 50… and that it increases a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer nine-fold.
Dr. Jenny Pompilio, a physician with Kaiser Permanente in Oregon says: “It’s been known for years that this particular hormone is linked with cancers [because of its] effects on the endocrine system.”
Now, if you’re like me, you’re probably asking yourself: “how in the hell has the FDA approved this?”
You would think that, after approving it, the FDA would at least slap a label on rBST milk saying something like “warning: could cause cancer.”
But that’s not what happened.
Dairies that use this dangerous hormone don’t even have to disclose that information to consumers.
And the FDA didn’t stop at forbidding GM labeling… It went one step further.
In 1994 they wrote a regulation requiring that any food label describing the product as bovine growth hormone free must also include these words:
“The FDA has determined no significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBST and non rBST treated cows”
So the FDA basically restricted dairies that didn’t use the hormone from pointing out that their milk was different from the genetically modified kind.
Maybe you’ve seen this statement on your jug of milk. And since it comes from the FDA, you probably thought there was some small truth in it…like most other Americans did. But did you know that this rBST statement has never been verified by either Monsanto or FDA studies? If a private company had made such statement, it would be charged with fraud.
And it gets worse… the FDA consistently covered up warnings from its own scientists about the health hazards of GMOs.
The details are buried inside 44,000 pages of FDA’s internal files.
ONE OF THE BIGGEST GOVERNMENT LIES: “THE FOOD WE’RE EATING IS SAFE.”
The FDA didn’t perform any kind of testing on rBST. FDA official John Scheid later admitted to the Associated Press that the agency based their approval simply on a summary provided by Monsanto. [NORM ‘n’ AL Note: Our emphasis.]
Former FDA veterinarian Richard Burroughs, who was a lead reviewer in this hormone’s approval process, said the drug “was approved prematurely without adequate information”… and that “the whole rBST thing was bad science and bad regulation.”
The European Union even investigated the FDA’s faulty approval process and concluded that the hormone’s safety had never been proven. Canadian scientists also analyzed the FDA’s approval process and wrote a lengthy and scathing report. If you google “Gaps Analysis Report”, you can read it online.
The report recounted omissions, contradictions, weaknesses, and gaps in the FDA’s approval process. It concluded tha “The required long-term studies to ascertain human safety were NOT conducted. Hence, the risk of sterility, infertility, birth defects, cancer and immunological disorder was not addressed.”
Are you starting to see how dangerous this food scandal is?
Thanks to the FDA, you may have unknowingly consumed countless glasses of a dangerous substance — or poured it into bowls of cereal for your children and grandchildren — or eaten many different dairy products (for years) with rBST in them.
And, to this date, the agency continues to allow milk from cows treated with rBST. Unless it’s labeled organic or “rBST free”, everything in the dairy section of your grocery store, including yogurt and cheese, probably includes milk from cows injected with this hormone.
Unfortunately, milk is just the tip of the iceberg.
With the help of the FDA, GMOs have spread throughout our food supply. It’s virtually everywhere.
The obvious question is… why would the FDA put Americans at risk?
Well, it turns out the Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the FDA in 1993 had strong links to Monsanto. He had worked for the company, before joining the FDA.
In fact, after helping secure the approval of rBST, he went back to Monsanto to work as its Vice President for public policy.
Today, he’s once again at the FDA, working closely with the Democrat Obama administration on food safety.
You can’t make this stuff up.
And over the past two decades, the FDA has been doing everything it can to keep us in the dark… to keep us from finding out how dangerous genetically modified foods really are.
[from an article posted by LFB.org]
NORM ‘n’ AL Note: The FDA is that sleazy government agency that keeps approving all the wonderful drugs you see on TV and in magazines, the ones with the list of side effects that’s longer than the ad for the product itself. You know, those terrific “ask your doctor if XYZ is right for you” drugs. Go ahead…ask your doctor if one of them is right for you. We dare you.
As always, posted for your edification and enlightenment by
NORM ‘n’ AL, Minneapolis