Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Are GMOs Poisoning our Children and Pets?

I am surprised at the number of people who ask me "What's a GMO?"

The short answer is
GMOs “genetically modified organisms,” are plants or animals created through the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE). This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.  -from Non-GMO Project 

Check out more posts about GMOs for more info.

From Natural News:
Remember thalidomide? Babies being born with no arms and other heart-breaking deformities? Thalidomide was pushed as "scientific" and "FDA approved." The same lies are now being told about GMO: they're safe. They're nutritious. They will feed the world!

We are witnessing what may turn out to be the worst and most costly blunder in the history of western science: the mass poisoning of billions of people with a toxic food crop that was never properly tested in the first place.

What do you think about the statement above?   
When our sweet girl Rita passed away at 15 we were shocked!  She was our fur-baby!  The first week of May she was healthy and by the last week of June she was gone.  How does a healthy cat get go sick so fast.  Before you say "Well she must have been sick."  NO!  We had a complete blood panel run in April.

After several years of researching GMOs and their effect on humans I have almost cut them out of our lives entirely.  GMOs are only of the primary reasons I started Mary's Heirloom Seeds...To offer a source for organic, un-treated heirloom seeds for EVERY home gardener.  
WHY did I not think about what we were feeding our cats?  
It sickens me that we could have been poisoning her all this time.  All 3 of them!  Luckily, we switched foods last year to a natural, grain-free food and they all love it.
Are you thinking..."What do I do?"  How can I afford 'fancy' non-gmo food? 
First of all...non-gmo food doesn't have to break the bank.  You won't need a second (or first) mortgage to eat healthy or feed your family non-gmo foods.  Joyce at It's Your Life has an entire GMO Free page of resources to get you started.

Below are a few helpful links.  I don't expect anyone to believe everything I share.  I DO hope that you do your own research.  Get involved in your food and what you are feeding your family...Even if your family just includes you and your cats.

Institute for Responsible Technology:

Tomorrow we have a BIG announcement coming your way...

5 comments:

Keren: Fabulous farmlife said...

Your latest follower on bloglovin'. Very informative blog - thanks. Found you via "this gal cooks".
All the best
Keren
Fabulous-farmliving

HEATHER GRAHAM said...

Yes, yes, yes! I had to do a research paper on the corn industry in college, and I was amazed at how they have set aside consumers' health for the sake of production... GMO's are awful! Very informative post - thanks so much for sharing. It will take people like you to get the word out, and make a difference.
-Heather
www.stringtownhome.net

Stephanie Griffith said...

GMO's are ruining the world, and it's incredibly frustrating that so few people want to listen.

Did you see this article? http://qz.com/107970/scientists-discover-whats-killing-the-bees-and-its-worse-than-you-thought/

Scary!

Katherines Corner said...

great post!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

Black Fox Homestead said...

Wow. I hadn't thought about the pet food. We have four doggies. Thanks for sharing at the HomeAcre Hop. Hope to have you back again tomorrow: http://wp.me/p2urYY-144