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Doctors call for immediate moratorium on Genetically Modified foods
May 26, 2009, 6:04 pm
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The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) today released its position paper on Genetically Modified foods stating that “GM foods pose a serious health risk” and calling for a moratorium on GM foods. Citing several animal studies, the AAEM concludes “there is more than a casual association between GM foods and adverse health effects” and that “GM foods pose a serious health risk in the areas of toxicology, allergy and immune function, reproductive health, and metabolic, physiologic and genetic health.”

The AAEM calls for:

• A moratorium on GM food, implementation of immediate long term safety testing and labeling of GM food.
• Physicians to educate their patients, the medical community and the public to avoid GM foods.
• Physicians to consider the role of GM foods in their patients’ disease processes.
• More independent long term scientific studies to begin gathering data to investigate the role of GM foods on human health.

“Multiple animal studies have shown that GM foods cause damage to various organ systems in the body. With this mounting evidence, it is imperative to have a moratorium on GM foods for the safety of our patients’ and the public’s health,” said Dr. Amy Dean, PR chair and Board Member of AAEM.

“Physicians are probably seeing the effects in their patients, but need to know how to ask the right questions,” said Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, President of AAEM. “The most common foods in North America which are consumed that are GMO are corn, soy, canola, and cottonseed oil.”

The AAEM’s position paper on Genetically Modified foods can be found at http://www.aaemonline.org/gmopost.html .

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Genetically Modified Food Dangers
May 20, 2009, 11:32 pm
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A recent newsletter from Alternative Medicine Truth about the recurring issues raised by GM based food:

Doctors Warn: Avoid Genetically Modified Food



The Future of Food and What You Can Do About It
May 18, 2009, 7:59 pm
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THIS IS A MUST SEE VIDEO !!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Future of Food

Check out this really good documentary called “The Future of Food”.

The film goes into the safety and ethical issues behind patenting genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and introducing them into our food supply. Very Scary stuff.

You can view the entire video HERE on Hulu.

Pass it around: like everything else, education and information are key. At least we can make educated decisions and not let corporate interests dictate what we eat and feed our kids.



Know what you eat: a useful tip
May 12, 2009, 9:31 pm
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While there is no regulation in the US for food producers to label their products when they use Genetically modified components, there is a way to check if your fruits and vegetables are “safe” or not. Fruits and vegetables usually have stickers on them (you know that annoying one you try to peel off your tomatoes??). Well they actually mean something and can help you weed out the one you do not want to buy: the lables will have either 4 or 5 digits:

* 4 digits: The fruit likely comes with a burden of poisons and was grown in depleted soil. All four-digit coded fruit are conventionally raised. So, if you don’t see five digits, then it’s safe to assume that the fruit is contaminated with pesticides and petroleum-based fertilizers, and is grown in depleted soils.

* 5 digits, first is 8: This fruit is genetically modified, a GMO. It contains genes that were not put there by nature.

* 5 digits, first is 9: This fruit has been grown to an organic standard. Although the standard is not as strict as some produced by the most serious organic farmers, it is certainly superior to conventionally-grown or GMO fruit.

For more information, check out the Natural News web site  page on the subject.



The World according to Monsanto – Video
May 12, 2009, 4:04 pm
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Check this video (in English) done by Maria-Monique Robin on Monsanto. It gives a pretty good insight into Monsanto, one of the world’s most powerful company, the creator of the Round-up product.

This is one of the most powerful, must see films for anyone interested in the behind the scenes world of the food industry, and how just one world dominating corporation holds the keys and patents to much of the worlds food supply.

Monsanto, which started out as one of the planets largest chemical companies is also repsonsible for such chemical compounds as Agent Orange, Bovine Growth Hormone, PCBs and genetically-engineered crops.

The video can be seen here.

Monsanto Documentary

Monsanto Documentary