11 Million Dollars Cannot Defeat GMO Measure

Experimental Technology Initially Created GMOs

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Genetically modified organisms are responsible for unnatural ingredients in foods that we eat. Evidence exists showing GMOs developing some serious illnesses and diseases in the human body. Major companies used extreme measures to block legislation that would divulge GMO practices.

When GMOs were introduced, people reported toxic effects after consuming them because they were unnaturally created by placing genes from one species into DNA of another species. (Harris 100-101)

GMOs are derived from experimental technology that creates unstable combinations of crops, animals, bacterial, and viral genes, that can't occur in nature like Vitamins, High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Vitamin C, Amino Acids, Molasses, and more. (Leake 28-29) When foods inside a grocery store or supermarket are not labeled with non-GMO, then most likely they will have GMOs listed within its nutritional label.

Government Measure to Disclose GMOs

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A Washington based consumer advocacy group, The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), wants a label on all foods that have been genetically altered. (Baic et al. 306)
A trade association broke the law when it funneled $11 million dollars from companies like PepsiCO, Nestle, and Coca-Cola, 34 companies in all, to defeat a government measure in 2013 to disclose GMOs and ended up paying a fine of 18 million. That is a lot of money. If you want to defeat a ballot that seems so positive, that means these companies are trying to hide something. These companies do not love the consumers who are buying their products, instead they are providing them with harmful chemicals that might be worse than what they are now. (Moss 122)

GMOs Can Lead to Very Serious Diseases Like Diabetes

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GMOs are resistant to pests which makes them tough on the digestive system by not making the stomachs enzymes break them down, increasing the risk for leaky gut. (Sergersten and Malterre 61) Leaky gut lets toxins into the bloodstream after an impairment which can turn into serious diseases like IBS, celiac disease, as well as metabolic disorders like fibromyalgia, diabetes and asthma (Cleveland Clinic).

Research study of Roundup pesticides on GMO soybeans discovered it could be harmful to animal testicles which gave rise to an idea of testing women's placenta tissue after childbirth, and it was discovered to stimulate the growth of estrogen receptor positive breast cancer cells in humans. (Sergersten and Malterre 61)

The EPA says Roundup (chemical herbicide glyphosate) is safe with evidence suggesting it increased celiac disease, cancer, kidney disease, lymphoma, gut health decline, reproductive problems, and GMO products containing glyphosate are banned in Europe. (Hyman 194) Why isn't it banned in the United States if has been bad for the American people and still has the potential to harm another human being?

The EPA Fails to Protect Americans

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not protecting anyone in this case. Makes you wonder if money is allowing the pesticide to be used. I think Europe protects their people better with this product.

A worldwide Neilsen poll in 2015 of 30,000 people for health benefits they considered important, the top two answers were all natural and GMO-free. (Baic et al. 307)

Begin Healing Your Body

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Genetically modified organisms are toxic food full of unnatural chemicals that need to be eliminated from your household giving your body a natural way to start healing itself. (Junger 63) I believe in my heart the body desires foods that are naturally grown from the earth. You feel better, and instead of the genetically modified food developing illnesses, your natural food becomes your medicine.

Works Cited

Harris, Tonya. The Slightly Greener Method. Sourcebooks, Inc., 3 Aug. 2021.

Junger, Alejandro. Clean7 : Supercharge Your Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself : A One-Week Breakthrough Detox Program. New York, Ny: Harperone, 2019.

Moss, Michael. Hooked : Food and Free Will. New York, Random House, 2021.

Segersten, Alissa, and Tom Malterre. The Elimination Diet : Discover the Foods That Are Making You Sick and Tired--and Feel Better Fast. New York, Ny, Grand Central Life & Style, 2015.

Greger, Michael, and Gene Stone. How Not to Die : Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease. New York, Flatiron Books, 2015.

Leake, Lisa. 100 Days of Real Food. Harper Collins, 26 Aug. 2014.

Baic, Sue, et al. Nutrition for Dummies. Hoboken, N.J., John Wiley & Sons, 2013.

Hyman, Mark. Food : What the Heck Should I Eat?. Little Brown & Co, 2018.

Cleveland Clinic. “Leaky Gut Syndrome.” Cleveland Clinic, 6 Apr. 2022, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22724-leaky-gut-syndrome.


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