Organic Consumers posted this a while back (I’m sooo far behind in emails). Financially supporting the companies that truly have the best interests of their consumers at heart is the best way to go. Well, that and labeling our food.
Read the note on Kashi’s using genetically engineered soy in their “organic” products. It is such a cop-out to claim pollination was the reason the soy was GMO–an easy way to escape accountability. Instead of fighting GMO labeling, they should be fighting against Monsanto and the others involved in genetically modified food. This food is highly likely involved in leaky gut, as the body cannot recognize the grain anymore, and treats it as a foreign substance and that leads to gut inflammation and eventually leaky gut.
A link here to eye problems and leaky gut and GMO’s. Very interesting. My eyes have begun to improve–I was using 1.50 readers and now am able to use the 1.25 magnification. I’m also able to distinguish fine degrees of color, and I had lost some of my ability to determine colors. I know this by my embroidery thread that I used for counted cross-stitch–the thread is numbered and has very minute distinctions, and it was difficult for me to separate them by color. I grew so frustrated at it that I just put them all in one bag, unable to organize them. This began to change when I started to detox.
Here’s a good opinion on the GMO’s.
More here on the global effort to get GMO’s labeled.
A debate between a professor and a neoliberal. (hat tip to organic consumers).
Lastly, I really wonder about the exposure even if you’re not eating GMO foods (or at least trying not to by buying organic). I say this because every year, around late July, I begin to have more severe allergy symptoms, culminating in September, when I usually have headaches several days out of the month (this has been after mercury poisoning–at least, that’s when I first noticed it). I found a link here on the increase in allergies and GMO’s.
Here is a paper that must have been written by a Monsanto toadie, it is so slanted towards GMO’s and gives very little attention or support for research towards health concerns. This is what I was seeing when I was a student in college and I took a class in science writing: they had a forum at this strongly agricultural school on GMO’s when they were first being introduced in 1997-98 (only we found out later that they had been unleashed onto the unsuspecting public earlier.)
A good blog here on GMO.
Related to this is an stunning affirmation of those in power that amalgams are safe. Just stunning. Absolutely stunning. (hat tip to organic consumers). It just goes to show that Washington is bought by those whose interests don’t include the health and well being of the public, but of who has the $$$ to fund their campaigns.
And I’m finished. So much for catching up on my emails. 😛