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Personal Responsibility - Fault or Fiction?

Since the inception of GMO products doctors have reported skyrocketing rates of allergies, auto-immune disorders, ADHD, asthma and autism.

Genetically Modified Corn
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(SALEM, Ore.) - We Americans have been living a lullaby of consumer comfort and easy bake answers. We have forgotten our survival skills and have taken for granted the perpetual feeding trough.

Our intuitive nature has dulled into the mild hum of complacency and blind trust in our providers.

We have put faith in a system of faulty mechanisms led by corporate profit and democratic lust.

History is in the works in such ways that we have crossed the threshold of reversibility that will forever alter the course of our existence from this point forward.

We have happened upon a time where all the laws of nature are being challenged. The genes of life are being scrambled and cellular barriers are being violated and intermingled to create new life forms never seen before in the history of this planet.

We’ve placed faith in our regulators and those we have paid to monitor the situation in our collective favor.

We have made a grave mistake and our trust has been misplaced and forsaken by those whose interest only serves their shares.

We have not seen a good return on our investment and our country is bankrupt in both morals and cash.

They have held us hostage in a paradigm of consumerism and the American Dream.

In the midst of our slumber we forgot to pay attention to those we’ve entrusted as our gatekeepers.

In the past couple of decades our food supply has changed dramatically in that a majority of it only resembles the food your grandma used to eat.

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Profitability has driven a consumer environment that is void of culpability and nutrition in any appropriate sense of the word.

The overseers have mismanaged the codes of our very existence violating the patterns of life on a cellular level. They’ve fed it to the American public with the ease of a molester preying in the middle of the night.

As much as 80 percent of our food supply is contaminated with the perpetual criss-cross of bacteria and virus mixed in a Rubik’s Cube of genetic versions from multiple crops and animals.

Countries all over the world know that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) have not been tested safe for human or animal consumption. They watch in absolute astonishment as we Americans consume ourselves into obesity and early graves. They are amazed at our complete disregard for our own survival and that of our children.

This is a façade of the most magnificent proportions with a price tag we cannot afford.

Since the inception of GMO products doctors have reported skyrocketing rates of allergies, auto-immune disorders, ADHD, asthma and autism.

In the past 20 years America has suffered from a:

  • 400 percent increase in allergies
  • 300 percent increase in asthma
  • 400 percent increase in ADHD
  • An increase of between 1500 and 6000 percent in autism-spectrum disorders. [1]

Plus, we have the highest rates of cancer in the world!

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Without proper labeling and testing of these new life forms, how can we be certain that they are not the cause? Why such resistance to informed consent?

Are we prepared to watch our children suffer disease and premature death from something so preventable? Our children are not guinea pigs. They trust us to protect them and provide for them. They don’t even see it coming, and neither do we.

The problem stands, that we have been cloaked in responsibility for our own health and wellbeing, while the integrity of our food supply has been destroyed by toxic contaminates and shady business practices.

Average Americans aren’t aware of how mindless consumption will ultimately affect the health of the entire nation and that of the world. They see their choices in limited perspective as they are seduced by pretty packages and chemical substitutes.

Self regulation and industry standards are suited for profit, valued over that of every human life. The corporate machine is programmed to strip the sustenance from its product until it remains a hollow form of what we used to call food.

How can you make a conscience choice when you aren’t even aware you have a choice? What is a viable choice when you can’t even pay the rent?

The subsidization and de-regulation of GMO crops have closed the doors on much of our global competitiveness. Half the world has banned our conventional food imports.

Industry has responded to global resistance often limiting GMO products to American markets, because they know we won’t ask what’s in it.

The affordability of genetically whole food is out of reach for most Americans living pay check to pay check in order to sustain the most basic needs.

They’ve played on our vulnerability and swindled us out of our common sense. They’ve bullied our farmers and made a mockery of our agricultural heritage. They’ve poisoned our food, our water and our minds with total disregard for human life and scientific integrity.

You cannot justify a reorder of genetic existence and then feed it to an entire population without their knowledge or consent. It is against the liberty of everything for which this country stands, one nation, under God, still indivisible…and there will be justice for all!!

Genetically Engineered Food Facts:

  • GE food has never been proven safe for human consumption; scientists have no idea what it will do to people who eat it.  There is a significant body of scientific evidence that has proven serious human health risks associated with it. 
  • As far as U.S. regulatory agencies are concerned, if a biotech company says its products are safe, that is enough for approval.
  • Genetically engineered food is not labeled in the United States. At the same time, more than 40 countries have either banned GE food outright or have laws requiring the labeling of it—giving citizens in those countries the freedom to choose not to eat it. [2]

References: 

[1] http://www.allergykids.com/what-you-can-do/resources/

[2] http://www.thetruthaboutgmos.com/

Other Resources: 
Institute for responsible technology -
http://www.responsibletechnology.org/

Center for Food Safety - http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/

GMO Risks and Awareness - http://gmo-awareness.com/all-about-gmos/gmo-risks/ 

More articles by April Scott

http://www.salem-news.com/by_author.php?reporter=April%Scott

April Scott:

April is a seasoned researcher, reporting on the state of our food affairs. She studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and works to educate the public and her clients about natural health and healing through nutrition and a balanced whole-food based diet.  She is the owner of Healthy Transitions, helping children and families learn how to live disease free, while developing healthy eating habits that are easy to maintain.

Her background also includes a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology with a minor in Radio-Television from Eastern Washington University. Her media career began at KXLY (Spokane, Wa) in 1996. She produced several popular talk shows like “All About Crime” with host Mark Fuhrman. In 2002, she worked as a copywriter and online editor for KATU News (Portland).

She can be reached at: cleanfood@live.com




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