Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Does Monsanto Control our Food in the US?

My husband just asked me, "If GMOs and pesticides are causing Cancer then why aren't we at Monsanto's door with pitchforks?"

I love how he likes to phrase these things!  In response I asked him, "Who is in charge of the FDA?  Who is in charge of the USDA?"  The answer is...Monsanto!  Read my last post about GMOs

-Michael Taylor, former Monsanto vice-president and Lobbyist, is now the head of the FDA.  FACT!
-Margaret Miller, deputy director of the FDA's Office of New Animal Drugs was a former Monsanto research scientist who had worked on Monsanto's rBGH safety studies up until 1989.
You can read the complete list HERE.
-Tom Vilsack, Former Iowa Governor supports genetically engineered pharmaceutical crops, especially pharmaceutical corn, is the head of the USDA. FACT!  Read more
"Vilsack was the origin of the seed pre-emption bill in 2005, which many people here in Iowa fought because it took away local government's possibility of ever having a regulation on seeds- where GE would be grown, having GE-free buffers, banning pharma corn locally, etc"

Who decides what food and drugs are "safe" for Americans to consume? The FDA!
Who else decides what foods are "safe" for Americans to consume?  The USDA!

A recent study links RoundUp to autism, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's.  Don't know about RoundUp? It is the KING of cancer-causing chemicals produced by Monsanto. If you're like some of my readers, you need more sources for all of this info I'm sharing.  Don't take my word for it...Read it from the professionals!

A recent study links GMOs to CANCER in animals.  
GMOs could be contributing to a Massive spike in Food Allergies in Children, Diabetes in adults and children, Liver disease and so much more. Source

So now that you have more information...What are we going to DO about it?

-First, SHARE this information with your friends and family.  Use this as a starting place.  Share on fb, twitter and whatever social media outlets you can find.  Get on the phone and spread the word.  Whatever works!

-Next, GROW your own fruits, veggies and Herbs!  Not everyone has the space to grow but anyone can start with a simple Basil seeds and grow a beautiful plant.  Planting Heirloom, Non-GMO seeds is the way to go! Read about Heirloom Seeds.  Shop at Mary's Heirloom Seeds for FREE shipping on heirloom, Non-GMO seeds.

"More than 60 percent of all deaths in the U.S. are from diseases linked to unhealthful saturated fat and a cholesterol laden diet: heart disease, cancer, stroke, liver disease, and high blood pressure.
So why is Congress delegating billions of taxpayer dollars to boost the production of the most unhealthy food — GMO meat, hormone-laced dairy, and sweeteners for processed food — while fruits and vegetables receive almost none?" Source

Because major corporations pay BILLIONS of dollars in lobby $ and campaign contributions so that they can continue to receive government subsidies.

-If growing isn't an option, Eating ORGANIC is your next best option.  Although Organic does not mean chemical-free, it is a step in the right direction.  You don't have to go out and throw everything away.  I recommend that you start with high-risk crops.

In the U.S., GMOs are in as much as 80% of conventional processed food.

High-Risk Crops (in commercial production; ingredients derived from these must be tested every time prior to use in Non-GMO Project Verified products (as of December 2011):
  • Alfalfa (first planting 2011)
  • Canola (approx. 90% of U.S. crop)
  • Corn (approx. 88% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Cotton (approx. 90% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Papaya (most of Hawaiian crop; approximately 988 acres)
  • Soy (approx. 94% of U.S. crop in 2011)
  • Sugar Beets (approx. 95% of U.S. crop in 2010)
  • Zucchini and Yellow Summer Squash (approx. 25,000 acres)
Common Ingredients Derived from GMO Risk Crops
Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Ethanol, Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”), High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products. SOURCE

I have tried to remain calm and profession when sharing information about GMOs.  That is going to change.  The gloves are coming off!


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Kathi said...

Excellent article! Thank you, Mary!
Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

Unknown said...

Good article! My mom watched some you tube videos about this Monsanto company and how they want to control the population. They only care about power and money and not people's well being.
What the Bible tells us is exactly was is happening nowadays: " for the love of money is the root of all evils". 1 Timothy 6:10

Unknown said...

Hi Mary,
It is shocking to read that Michael Taylor, former Monsanto vice-president and Lobbyist, is now the head of the FDA! Thank you for writing such a well-researched and enlightening article about Monsanto's control over our food in the U.S. I am delighted that you shared it with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop.

KC the Kitchen Chopper said...

Since I'm all about veggies and so are my readers, I appreciate this type of info. Thanks for doing your homework and sharing at ##theweekendsocial. Pinned. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST.


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