Sunday, August 24, 2014

What are GMOs ... Just the facts!

Below is a copy of our recent mailing for Mary's Heirloom Seeds.  
GMOs are Deadly Poison!
This is a very important topic so please don't just skim.  
Read and understand.  Ask questions!


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What are GMOs?

Mary's Heirloom Seeds  -   Newsletter
We've had so many questions  about GMOs vs. Heirlooms.
Here ya go!
What's the big deal about GMOs?

I have always felt that Education is the first step towards a healthier existence.

As I have stated on our fb page, It is my understanding that GMOs are created to withstand millions of pounds of toxic, cancer-causing pesticides which kill insects and weeds while leaving the GMO crop.  Recently, it has been revealed that pesticide resistant "super-weeds" are cropping up all over the place. 
Mother nature always wins!

First, there is no long term testing on what GMOs will do to the human body or the environment.

Next, pesticides kill bees and other beneficial bugs that the earth needs to continue to produce for the billions of inhabitants.

Also, if GMOs where such an amazing invention...Why are there still millions of hungry people in this world? My short answer...Money!

What some people do not realize is that Monsanto, one of the largest producers of chemicals and GMOs also created Agent Orange, DDT and Asparatame.
Want to know where some of these Monsanto Executives now work?
Here's one of my articles, The Dark Side of Food and Food Production

Another important article is What is an Heirloom Seed?

On our website I have the following info: What is a GMO?
Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are created using gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, GE) In 60 other countries around the world there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs, because they are not considered proven safe. In the U.S. on the other hand, the FDA approved commercial production of GMOs based on studies conducted by the companies who created them and profit from their sale. If you will do the research you will see that GMO veggies don't produce viable seeds and they digest differently than heirloom veggies. For more information, check out The Non-GMO Project

I highly recommend checking out GMO Free Florida on fb. Trish Sheldon is an amazing women that I have come to know (you can tell her Mary sent you) and the page has a lot of FACTS. I specify "facts" because there is a lot of misinformation out there.

As a blogger I am aware that Monsanto actually hires people to post comments on both facebook and anti-GMO blogs. Even I have been "trolled" by these people.
Here's another one of my articles The Politics of Food

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Below are a few links that I have found for real, factual information. http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/gmo-myths-and-truths/
  http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/gmos-and-your-family/
  http://gmoawareness.org/gmo-facts/


Speak up!  Educate!  For your children, your friends and family...Speak up for people you don't even know.  Be aware, be active and do your part to ensure food safety for generations to come!

As always, If you have additional questions please feel free to ask.
Unless I am at the Farmer's Market I usually reply in 2-3 hours.

-Mary
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10 comments:

Emily Line said...

my issue with this is that your sources are biased and that you show no science based articles on your opinion that GMOs are poisonous.
What you are telling people about GMOs isnt considered fact if there is no scientific proof. Also GMOs have been being tested for 25 years id say that's a pretty long time. Many things we use today haven't been tested that long and we still use them.
As a final thought i would use non biased resources like college research articles to source your information over biased websites otherwise people wont find you as a credible resource for information.

Mary Smith said...

Emily, we call people like you TROLLS! Many of you are paid by Monsanto and the rest of their chemical company cronies to spread the "joys of GMOs"
Go crawl back under your rock!


Oh, and here are a few studies from major universities:
http://news.cornell.edu/stories/1999/04/toxic-pollen-bt-corn-can-kill-monarch-butterflies

"Under pressure, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed to study the link between at least three types of neonics and the mass die-off of bees. Despite the fact that their counterpart in the EU took the precautionary step of requiring companies to suspend the use of neonics for at least the next two years, until further studies could be done, the best the U.S. EPA could come up with was a requirement that certain neonics carry warning labels."
http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29307.cfm

http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/newsfromnci/2003/agriculturehealthstudy

http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/cancerfs.htm

Mary Smith said...

And just in case those weren't enough "real" sources for you...How about the Center for Food Safety:

http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/blog/2870/new-report-shows-record-decline-in-monarch-butterflies-monsanto-a-major-culprit#

crookedbrandranch said...

Obviously by deleting comments that are in opposition to your side of this subject shows your unwillingness to find solutions.

Mary Smith said...

One of the many responsibilities of operating a blog: comment moderation. If I don't like it, I don't have to leave it.

This blog is an educational source for NON-GMO, ORGANIC GARDENING.

So yes, If I disagree I will delete.

Mary Smith said...

Just in case all of my previous sources were too biased for anyone reading this...

from the President's Cancer Panel urges the public to eat foods grown without chemical pesticides, fertilizers, hormones, and antibiotics, while suggesting practical advice such as not heating plastic in the microwave and not using water bottles that may contain BPA, or bisphenol A, a chemical linked to cancer, reproductive problems, and heart disease.
http://www.rodalenews.com/presidents-cancer-panel

So to re-iterate...GMOs and pesticides are deadly poison!

LiveLifeLoved said...

Emily, clearly your claim of GMOs safety is false or why else would you be suffering brain cell loss. If you actually took the time to follow through with Mary's VERY CREDIBLE sources you wouldn't be embarrassing yourself with such empty statements. You are asking for "non bias" but this isn't about sides its about undeniable facts. I hope they pay you well for ruining your credibility or are you just a blinded mindless soldier? Try not to go to battle with someone far more educated on the topic if you will please. Its misinformed twits like you that keep cancer alive.

Emily Line said...

Unfortunately you didn't see my comment before it was deleted but I wrote I am not paid. I am a college student in animal sciences. And I even thanked her for the sources she put in the comment. The name calling is very rude, uncalled for and unprofessional. You can look me up on Facebook if you don't believe that I am a student an unpaid.

Mary Smith said...

Emily, I started the name calling and for that I apologize.
Usually I am much friendlier. As far as checking you out on fb, I don't have the time or patience to check out every commenter here on my blog. Besides, anyone can make up a face fb account. Before I replied I clicked your G+ account and found no info, shares or pics so that's my first "red flag."

This blog has always been an Educational forum for Organic, Non-GMO information. Please, before you take "25 years of research" as fact, look into WHO sponsors these studies. The majority of these pro-GMO studies are sponsored by chemical companies Why? Because Monsanto and the rest refuse to allow GMO seeds to be studied independently for fear of the truth getting out. Major college universities are being funded by major chemical and biotech firms. All of this can be confirmed if you dig deeper.
As for my biased sources...Just because the source is Non-GMO does not change the FACTS.
If you actually click the internal links you will find the original source.
For example, it is no secret that our current US president has elected people into major government positions who have STRONG ties to Monsanto and other biotech/chemical firms.

The same people who drafted documents for Monsanto are now approving those documents as gov't officials. This is not made up. It is fact.
http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-dark-side-of-food-and-food.html

http://www.organicconsumers.org/usda_watch.cfm#taylor


The point of all of this is to encourage YOU Emily, YOU Crookedbrandranch, YOU LivLifeLoved and EVERYONE who reads this article to open your eyes to the fact that our entire planet is being poisoned each and every day. Humans, plants, animals and insects are being poisoned each and every day.

KC the Kitchen Chopper said...

Go get'em Mary! Thanks for sharing on #theWeekendSocial. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. Pinned! :)