Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are organisms such as plants, animals and microorganisms, whose genetic characteristics have been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating and/or natural recombination (mainly formed in laboratories). Food and feed that contain or consist of such GMOs (or are produced from GMOs) are called genetically modified (GM) food/feed.
The European legislation on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) has been in place since the early 1990s and aims to ensure that GMOs and GMO-derived products that are produced or marketed within the EU meet the highest safety standards whilst ensuring harmonised regulation, thereby ensuring the effective functioning of the internal market.
Genetically modified foods are absolutely everywhere, and only a small minority are aware of what’s occurring behind the scenes of the food industry. There are a handful of corporations at work tampering with the food supply, crossing genetics and DNA, which in turn destroys the natural food chain. It is crucial that human beings consume the most natural foods for the evolution of DNA and genetic coding, as explained in the previous chapter. Mixing these modified foods within the cellular structure of the human organism will wreak havoc on your natural genetic code and can trigger genetic imbalances and inherited weaknesses.
The long term effects of consuming genetically modified foods and crops is unknown. The public serve as the guinea pigs of GMO experimentation. There have not been sufficient studies about medium- or long-term health, as there has not been enough time since the first commercial sales of genetically modified produce. The very first commercial sale of genetically modified foods took place only twenty years ago, in the year 1994.
That being said, there is absolutely no possibility that the health authorities can test every single outcome on a large enough population of people, over a long enough period of time, to determine that GMO foods are harmless. One geneticist, David Suzuki[i], recently expressed his concern for the number of genetically modified products people are consuming. He claims that human beings are actually part of a ‘massive genetic experiment’ and have been for many years; this will only worsen, as the foods the majority of uneducated people are eating are also saturated with toxic chemicals, which we will discuss shortly.
As genome sciences have advanced over the last few years, it has been revealed that a variety of living organisms can share their genes. Beforehand it was recognised that only the genes between individual members of a species could be shared through reproduction, geneticists followed the inheritance of a species genes in what they called a ‘vertical fashion’. This involves breeding a male and a female and doing the same with their offspring. As the sciences moved forward it has come to light that genes can be shared with not only members of the same species, but it is possible to cross different species such as animals, humans, crops and fruits. This is known as horizontal gene transfer.
This is not to say that a human being mates with an apple, banana or a plant. Instead, the biotechnology and biotech corporations such as Monsanto have allowed the transfer of genes from one species to the other without any regard for natural biological limitations and constraints.
This is a large problem, as it is based on very irresponsible science—the rules that applied to ‘vertical’ gene transfer do not necessarily apply to ‘horizontal’ gene transfer. Biotech sciences have made the assumption that these principles are acceptable to work with, which demonstrates that GMOs should be subjected to a long period of testing and rigorous research before people can continue to consume them.
The safety assessment of GM foods generally investigates the following: the direct health effects (toxicity), tendencies to provoke allergic reaction (allergenicity), specific components thought to have nutritional or toxic properties, the stability of the inserted gene, nutritional effects associated with genetic modification and any unintended effects that could result from the gene insertion.
‘One small mutation in a human being can determine so much, the point is when you move a gene, one gene, one tiny gene out of an organism into a different one, youcompletely change its context. There is no way to predict how it’s going to behave and what the outcome will be. We think that we design these life forms, but it’s like taking the Toronto orchestra prepared to play a Beethoven symphony and then you take some random drummers from ‘here’ and flip them in with the Toronto symphonyand you say, play music. What comes out is going to be something very, very different. Publicists say that there is good intention behind GMOs, but the fact of the matter is, it’s driven by money.’ – David Suzuki
With this simple observation of carelessness brought to the surface, it now seems untenable that the governing health authorities and the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) have the power to approve these foods as safe. It is almost as if they simply told everybody they were safe and the population took it as truth without questioning it. However, now things are changing, as more and more start to wake up and question the world around them.
‘GMOs aren’t meant to feed the world, they’re designed to sell Monsanto’s herbicide roundup’ ~Organic Consumer’s Association[ii]
Why are GM foods produced?
Genetically modified foods are produced and marketed because there is a perceived advantage to the producer or consumer. This is supposed to translate into a lower price and a greater nutritional benefit value, but this is not actually the case.
The initial objective for developing plants based on GM organisms was to improve crop protection. The GM crops currently on the market are mainly aimed at increasing the levels of crop protection through the introduction of plant disease resistance caused by insects, viruses or increased tolerance of herbicides.
According to the FDA and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are over 40 plant varieties that have completed all of the federal requirements for commercialization. Some examples of these plants include tomatoes and cantaloupe melons (which have modified ripening characteristics), soybeans and sugar beets (which are resistant to herbicides) and corn and cotton plants (which have increased resistance to insect pests).
Not all of these products are currently available in supermarkets; however, the prevalence of GM foods in U.S. and European grocery stores is more widespread than is commonly thought. While there are very few genetically-modified whole fruits and vegetables available on produce stands, highly processed foods, such as vegetable oils or breakfast cereals, most likely contain some percentage of genetically-modified ingredients because the raw ingredients have been pooled into one processing stream from a number of different sources.
Insect resistance is achieved by incorporating the gene into the food/plant the for toxin production from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis. This toxin is currently used as a conventional insecticide in agriculture and is safe for human consumption. GM crops that permanently produce this toxin have been shown to require lower quantities of insecticides in specific situations, e.g., where pest pressure is high.
Virus resistance is achieved through the introduction of a gene from certain viruses that cause disease in plants. Virus resistance makes plants less susceptible to diseases caused by such viruses, resulting in higher crop yields.
Herbicide tolerance is achieved through the introduction of a gene from a bacterium conveying resistance to some herbicides. In situations where weed pressure is high, the use of such crops has resulted in a reduction in the quantity of the herbicides used.
There are some logical reasons for the manufacturing of genetically modified foods and crops. Many countries need to be nutritionally sustained as their population rate increases, but nature can sustain every single person on this planet the natural way, with the correct resources and education. Even though GM has its benefits, the biotech industries are going too far. Are they in it for the profit only, or is there some other kind of goal they want to achieve?
If you do your research, it becomes apparent that the owners of the major corporations working alongside the biotech industries also hold major shares and investment in the pharmaceutical companies. This book is not about identifying conspiracies, but about observing that there is a painful cycle at work here.
For example, you consume the modified foods, you then become ill for no apparent reason; you visit the local doctor and are prescribed prescription medications, and ultimately your consciousness suffers and your energetic frequency remains in a dull, worn-out state. We leave these suggestions in your hands to decide, but it is undeniable that only a small handful truly benefit from this cycle.
The harmful effects of GMOs within the human organism
GMOs are literally reshaping people’s bodies and making many terribly sick. Many countries have forbidden GMOs, and the monetary value of their stocks is declining. The US and the United Kingdom are two of the last frontiers for lining the pockets of these biotech companies. Every time you buy unlabelled foods, you are highly likely to be buying GMOs and supporting the small group who are destroying the population’s natural food supply and ecosystem.
There is evidence based on animal studies that eating genetically modified foods causes a wide variety of problems—so many, in fact, that tracing the source of the problem is difficult, especially over time. As mentioned previously, there is not enough data to show the long-term effects of eating the foods that have been genetically altered. Some scientists predict that GMOs are one of the root causes of epidemics that now plague the United States’ health problems, including obesity, diabetes, asthma, fertility problems, food allergies and even cancer, ADHD and autism. There are many conditions that are on the rise, coinciding with the introduction of changes in the population’s food system over time.
Those who are against GMOs’ scientific research are adamant that GMOs cause allergies, infertility and reproductive problems, organ damage, insulin regulation problems, accelerated aging, immune problems and changes to the gastrointestinal system.
Many organizations and scientists agree that not enough data have been gathered about the long-term side effects of ingesting GMOs. It seems too much of a coincidence that since the first commercial productions and sales of GMO foods in the 1990s, the world has experienced the largest pandemic of disease and illness ever recorded in history.
There are studies showing that when humans or animals digest genetically modified foods, the artificially created genes transfer into the beneficial bacteria in the intestinal wall, in turn altering its character. If the gene that creates Bt-toxin in GM corn were to transfer, it might turn your intestinal bacteria into living pesticide and parasite factories; altering intestinal bacteria is also known to encourage mental illness and depression.
Researchers report that the microbes found in the small bowel of people with ileostomy are capable of acquiring and harbouring DNA sequences in a negative way. It is also pretty clear that the damaged DNA from food can and does end up within animal tissues and the milk products that people consume.
It is also important to note that the gene transfer among genetically engineered agricultural crops and surrounding native species has given rise to a highly resistant species called super weeds. These super weeds are treated with toxic chemicals such as Glyphosate and Endosulfan, the active ingredients found in the weed killer globally known as ‘Roundup’. These herbicides are so toxic to the human body that the workers spraying it onto the food have to wear a full body suit and oxygen mask. So what makes it acceptable to consume?
There is a growing global awareness within the farming industry regarding the harmful effects of poisonous sprays and modified crops. A 38-year old Latin American farmer named ‘Jose Pizarro Montoya[iii]’ is now an ex-GMO farmer after reporting a large number of dead rats on his roadside, all which had eaten the maize grains from his fields. This led him to Internet research where he found the truth regarding the biotech company Monsanto and its criminal background. He won a lawsuit with the GMO company for breaching health and safety contracts and stated that he never wants another farmer to go through the same process. Jose is now working to expose the harm posed by the transnational corporation to the rest of his country.
The human bloodstream is considered to be an environment separated from the outside world and the digestive tract. According to the standard paradigm of science, large macromolecules consumed within foods are unable to pass directly through the circulatory system. DNA and proteins are thought to be degraded into small constituents (amino acids and nucleic acids) then to go on to be absorbed and distributed to various parts of the body.
Genetically modified foods contain meal derived from DNA fragments that contain cross-genetic coding that are large enough to carry complete genes and avoid the natural process of degrading, therefore entering the circulation system via an unknown mechanism. Because the modified genetics cannot be broken down into amino acids and proteins, they then linger in the blood stream outweighing the natural human DNA.
A mixed bag of plant/animal DNA is now dormant within the human organism. This is very dangerous, as it causes malfunctions in the blood plasma and can ultimately lead to genetic and cellular mutation, destroying the crystalline structure that is essential for the evolution of your consciousness.
‘‘Suppressing dialogue, retracing studies and not doing follow-up research is anti-science. Thus, personal attacks and attempts to discredit those with different opinion are part of the arsenal used by the leading biotech industry to push their agenda on an unwitting population. Promoting the GMOs with claims that they will help us feed the world or prevent blindness is inaccurate and misleading’~ Carole Bartolotto, registered dietician
The American Academy of Environmental Medicineissued a reportlisting the health risks associated with genetically modified foods. The report cautions physicians to educate their patients by providing reading material about the risk factors associated with GMOs and how to avoid GMOs whenever possible. The report concludes by asking physicians to consider genetically modified foods as a possible cause of a patient's symptoms (responsibletechnology.org).
In part, the report states that GMOs can cause:
· antibiotic resistance when you are ill;
· accelerated aging;
· problems with regulating the body's insulin;
· changes in your major organs (enzyme mutation);
· gastrointestinal problems, including bleeding ulcers and leaky gut syndrome;
· allergies to milk and other foods;
· long-term nutritional deficiencies;
· excessive cell growth which can lead to cancer;
· gluten sensitivity and
· autoimmune diseases.
Conclusions, warnings and the future for GMOs
It is evident that the biotech giant Monsanto does not want to feed the world; they want to control the world’s food supply. It has got to the point where many people have fallen sick due to consuming unlabelled, toxic ‘everyday’ foods and produce. However, awareness is rising at a rapid pace and these companies are slowly losing ground.
Would you really want to eat a food-like product that has been modified in a laboratory? Doing so detaches you from nature, as you are no longer nourishing the body with natural living enzymes but transforming your cellular structure and creating a radical imbalance within your DNA and personal energetic blueprint.
To bring balance and harmony back to the planet, humans have to transform internally first. How are we expected to live in a sane world when a large percentage of the population has the genes and DNA structure of animals active in their bloodstreams? Awareness and information needs to be spread throughout communities, families and friend networks. There is too much suffering and illness on the planet, but that can and will be changed with the right attitude.
Much-needed awareness of what is really happening with the food supply is not widely known, as the general population is distracted constantly by unimportant things such as television shows and sports games. Too many are living in ignorance and not taking responsibility for their own health and state of consciousness. How much suffering will it take for humanity to rise up and wise up?
The chances are very high that at least seven out of ten items you have purchased from your standard supermarket or grocery store are GM foods. If you care about your well-being and don’t want to end up like Frankenstein’s monster, then you must be more vigilant whilst shopping for food.
The future for GMOs will not look so bright as long as the population educate themselves, share knowledge and take a stand against the major corporations who are literally killing everybody. There have been mass protests worldwide against Monsanto and their biotech counterparts but the media pays no attention as they are also owned by the same group of so-called ‘elites’.
According to extensive research Monsanto and the production/distribution of GMOs have been completely banned by France, Switzerland, South Australia, Russia, New Zealand, Peru, Luxembourg, Madeira, Ireland, Japan, Costa Rica, Germany, Greece, Bulgaria, Austria and South Africa (currently fighting). As awareness is cultivated, more and more farmers and local people are working together to grow their own foods and share with each other. This is how it should be done—organically with compassion for others.
The US and the UK are currently still asleep from eating too many GMOs and need to take a stand. Many talk about the zombie apocalypse, but the zombies are already here, on our own doorstep. The chemicals that people are consuming are literally putting the body, brain and nervous system into a sleep state.
You now know, from reading the last chapter, how important the current times are for your personal spiritual growth and awakening. Could it be that the so-called elite are aware of the mass changes in our solar system and physical bodies? Either way, you will need to start detoxifying your bodies and return to the natural state of being.
There are many studies online from independent researchers and victims of the GMO industry that serve as sources of information. Below are some things to look for. Remember it takes a conscious effort to awaken from sleep mode
Which foods are genetically modified and what to look for on labels
It is mind-blowing how much of the food supply is modified genetically and saturated with useless chemical additives. It will at first seem a daunting task to avoid GMOs; however, it is understood you cannot completely rule out every GMO chemical, but it’s a start on the right path.
Genetically modified food figures
- 93 per cent of soybean fields in the United States are genetically modified, 77 per cent worldwide
- 85 per cent of corn in the United States is genetically modified, 26 per cent worldwide
(Affecting products that contain canola oil, corn syrup, cornmeal, xanthan gum, corn starch)
- 95 per cent of sugar beet crops grown in the US in 2010 were genetically engineered, 9 per cent worldwide
- 93 per cent of cotton is modified, 49 per cent worldwide (Affecting cottonseed oil)
- 80 per cent Hawaiian papaya is genetically altered
- 70–90 per cent of processed foods on grocery store shelves contain GM foods and chemicals
- Majority of livestock are fed GM foods
(affects meat, milk and eggs)
‘We are poisoning ourselves with highly processed, nutrient deficient foods.’ ~ Dr Ian Brighthope
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[i] David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC OBC. Canadian Academic, Science Broadcaster and Environmental Activist. David Suzuki Foundation. Regularly updated blog with issues that should be recognised on a global scale. www.davidsuzuki.org.
[ii] The Organic Consumers Association (OCA). Online grassroots non-profit enterprise campaigning for the public interest. www.organicconsumers.org.
[iii] Jose Pizarro Montoya. Chilean Farmer turned Anti GMO Activist, Jose won a case against Monsanto in 02/2014. More information: www.ww4report.com/node/12984.