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Dramatic Health Recoveries Reported

By Patients Who Took Their Doctor’s Advice and Stopped Using GMO Foods

by Jeffrey M. Smith RSS

Author Jeffrey M. Smith is executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology

Author Jeffrey M. Smith is executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology

Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods by Jeffrey M. Smith

Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods by Jeffrey M. Smith

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Are genetically modified (GM) foods making you sick – I mean really sick? Up until recently, all that we could say was thank goodness you’re not a lab rat; GM feed messes them up big time. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) appear to trigger the immune systems of both mice and rats as if they were under attack. In addition, the gastrointestinal system is adversely affected, animals age more quickly, and vital organs are damaged. When fed GM foods, lab animals can also become infertile, have smaller or sterile offspring, increased infant mortality, and even hair growing in their mouths. Have I got your attention?

Biotechnology corporations such as Monsanto try to distort or deny the evidence, sometimes pointing to their own studies that supposedly show no reactions. But when scientists such as French toxicologist G.E. Seralini re-­analyzed Monsanto’s raw data, it actually showed that the rats fed GM corn suffered from clear signs of toxicity – evidence that industry scientists skillfully overlooked.

Doctors Prescribe Non-GMO Diets; Remarkable Recoveries Result

Although there have been no human clinical trials, experts conclude that there is sufficient evidence from animal feeding studies to remove GMOs altogether. The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called for a moratorium in 2009 based on their review of the research. According to their former president, Dr. Robin Bernhoft, the Academy “recommends that all physicians should prescribe non-genetically modified food for all patients, and that we should educate all of our patients on the potential health dangers, and known health dangers of GMO food.”

Today, thousands of physicians and nutritionists do just that, and they report that a wide variety of health conditions improve after people make the change. Here’s some recent examples:

1) Trial consultant LaDonna Carlton, had to take two pills, three times a day to suppress the painful cramps and constant diarrhea associated with her irritable bowel syndrome. “My doctor told me I would be on this forever,” says LaDonna. But then she met a new doctor, internist Emily Lindner, MD. “The first thing she did,” says LaDonna, “was take me off GMOs,” including soy, corn, canola oil, and sugar. “Within two months,” she says, “I didn’t need the medication any longer.”

Since LaDonna stopped preparing foods with GMOs, her husband Fred was swept along with the new diet. And he’s glad he was. “I feel 10 times better,” he says. At 73, Fred plays full court basketball, even with two artificial knees. The new diet, he says, “made me feel much younger... I feel like I’m 50.”

2) Interior designer, Carol Salb, also recovered from irritable bowel syndrome, as well as cold hands and feet, thinning hair, allergies, and daily congestion. “I felt better in two and half weeks [after going GMO-free],” she says. That was six years ago and she’s still going strong.

3) We interviewed former school teacher Theresa Haerle on her 25th day on a GMO-free diet, and she had already shed more than 10 pounds. Even more remarkable was her recovery from 30 years of colitis – by the third day of her diet. In addition, her skin problems started to clear, she had more energy than she’d had in years, and it no longer hurt to get out of bed in the morning.

4) Kids are also recovering. One middle schooler changed his diet and no longer suffers from incapacitating migraines and asthma. Another recovered from horrible pain in his gut.

Although these patient interviews had been set up by physicians, at the Institute for Responsible Technology we’ve heard similar stories for a long time. Laurie lost 35 pounds in one year. Paul’s restless leg syndrome is gone – unless he accidentally eats a GMO. Many say their symptoms go away when visiting Europe, where food companies removed GMOs long ago due to consumer rejection.

Dr. Lindner says, “I tell my patients to avoid genetically modified foods because in my experience, with those foods there is more allergies and asthma,” as well as digestive issues such as gas, bloating, irritable bowel, colitis, and leaky gut. “And what emanates from that,” she says, “is everything. Lots of arthritis problems, autoimmune diseases, anxiety... neurological problems; anything that comes from an inspired immune system response.”

The speed of recovery varies, usually depending on the symptom. “When I change people from a GMO diet to a GMO-free diet,” she says, “I see results instantaneously in people who have foggy thinking and people who have gut symptoms like bloating, gas, irritation. In terms of allergies, it might take two to five days. In terms of depression, it starts to lift almost instantaneously. It takes from a day, to certainly within two weeks.” Full results usually take about four to six weeks. Dr. Lindner doesn’t just eliminate GMOs in her dietary regimen, but that, she says, is the most critical component.

People who switch to non-GMO diets often do so by buying organic foods – which are not allowed to use GMOs. This raises a critical point in the analysis. Were the health recoveries stemming from eliminating GMOs or from other co-factors such as the reduction in chemicals and increased nutrition found in organics? Similarly, since most GMOs in our diet are found in processed foods, some people reduced GMOs by cooking from scratch. So they simultaneously eliminate additives that may contribute to disorders. And for others, they may also eliminate food categories, such as gluten or dairy, based on a diagnosis. So what’s really causing these dramatic recoveries?

Similar Livestock Stories – Without The Co-factors

Fortunately, the experience of numerous veterinarians and farmers around the world gives us insight. When they take livestock off GMO soy or corn and substitute the non-GMO equivalent, they don’t have these pesky co-factors. The animals are not eating organic, there’s no change in nutrients or additives, and yet the results are still impressive.

When a Danish pig farmer switched to non-GMO soy in April 2011 for his 450 sows and their offspring, within two days the animals’ serious diarrhea problems virtually disappeared. During the following year, death from ulcers and bloat, which had claimed 36 pigs over the previous two years, vanished. Conception rate was up, litter size was up, diseases were down, and birth defects were eliminated.

An Iowa farmer saw immediate changes in his 3,000 pig nursery after switching to non-GMO corn last December. Not only is there a lower rate of disease and medical bills, he says, “Our pigs are happier and more playful.”

A feedlot operator with 5,000 head of cattle also switched to non-GMO corn and reported, “We’ve had a lot less pneumonia and health issues since that time.” Like the pig farmer, the behaviour changed noticeably. His “cattle have been a lot calmer.” Many farmers who were struggling with high rates of infertility and miscarriages in their livestock say they turned the situation around after switching to non-GMO feed.

Renowned veterinarian and author Michael W. Fox, whose syndicated column has reached tens of millions, says that when GMOs were introduced to the marketplace, cats and dogs started suffering from much higher rates of allergies, itching, and gastrointestinal problems. He now has a file drawer full of letters from happy pet owners confirming that his advice to switch the pets to non-GMO and organic feed cleared up the problem.

Repeating Symptoms: From Lab Rats to Consumers

What is striking about all these reports is the similarity of experiences. Many of the same categories of disorders identified in animal feeding studies by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, (e.g. gastrointestinal, immune, and reproductive), also clear up in humans and livestock when they switch to a non-GMO diet. Moreover, these same problems are on the rise in the U.S. population since GMOs were introduced in 1996. Inflammatory bowel disease is up 40 percent. Multiple chronic illnesses nearly doubled in nine years. Food allergies, infertility, asthma, autoimmune diseases, etc., have accelerated among U.S. consumers, nearly all of whom eat GMOs without even knowing it.

Even autism rates may be impacted. When an autism specialist heard a scientist lecture about the behavioural, neurological, and physiological changes in mice, rats, and livestock fed GMOs, he told the speaker afterwards: “That’s exactly what we are finding in our autistic children.” Many parents report significant improvements in behaviour and gastrointestinal disorders in their autistic children, after they remove GMOs from the diet. (See resource list.)

How Could GMOs Be So Bad?

To understand how genetically engineered crops might contribute to so many serious disorders, it is helpful to understand a few details of the technology. GM crops have foreign genes inserted into their DNA, which is followed by cloning of those cells into plants.

1) Irrespective of which foreign gene is used, the very process of insertion and cloning causes massive collateral damage to the plants’ natural DNA. This has resulted, for example, in a new allergen in Monsanto’s GM corn and a huge allergen increase in their GM soy. Most of these types of unexpected side effects, which can add toxins or carcinogens to our meals, are never even screened for.

2) The GM crops on the market contain added genetic material from bacteria and viruses. These pieces of DNA, as well as the RNA and proteins they produce, have never before been part of the human diet; that can be a problem for the immune system. According to Martha Grout, MD, “Genetically modified foods create inflammation in the system.” Inflammation, in turn, can lead to a wide variety of diseases, including allergies, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, and heart disease. Dr. Emily Lindner likewise interprets the impact of GMOs as “an immune or inflammatory response” and treats it accordingly.

3) The gene inserted into certain GM corn and cotton varieties is designed to provoke a response – in insects that is. The gene produces a poison called Bt-toxin that kills certain bugs by breaking holes in their digestive tracts. In spite of assurances by the biotech industry to the contrary, a study published this year confirmed that the toxin also breaks holes in human cells. A Canadian study in 2011 found Bt-toxin from Monsanto’s corn circulating in the blood of 93 percent of the pregnant women tested, as well as in 80 percent of their unborn fetuses. Bt corn might therefore not only provoke an inflamed, leaky digestive tract, it might wreak havoc in our bloodstream, and in the delicate brains of infants whose blood brain barriers are not developed.

4) Three minor GM crops, papaya (grown in Hawaii and China exclusively), zucchini, and yellow crookneck squash, contain inserted virus genes designed to fend off disease. Eating these, however, may have the exact opposite effect on us. Viral genes can produce viral proteins, which as a class are well-known to suppress the body’s defences against viral infection. They can also be toxic.

5) The most widely used GMOs are called “herbicide tolerant,” including soy, corn, cotton, canola, sugar beets, and alfalfa. This trait allows farmers to spray Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup, for example, on their Roundup Ready crops without killing them. The genes inserted into these plants produce proteins with allergenic properties. Perhaps of greater concern is that the sprayed toxins are concentrated into the food portion of the plant and end up in our diet. Roundup is linked to cancer, Parkinson’s, birth defects, and endocrine disruption.

6) And now the bad news. The only human feeding study confirmed that part of the gene inserted into Roundup Ready soybeans can transfer into DNA of bacteria living inside our intestines. If the transferred genes continue to produce proteins (and there is evidence suggesting it does), then we may have allergens, viral proteins, or even Bt-toxin continuously manufactured within our own digestive tracts.

OK, The Good News

Fortunately, as people learn about the health dangers of GMOs, feel better from non-GMO diets, and tell others, the non-GMO movement grows. There are now millions who seek healthier non-GMO foods. Since GMOs offer no consumer benefits; and since the major food companies in North America have already removed GMOs from their European brands due to consumer rejection, any measurable drop in sales that is linked with growing anti-GMO sentiment here will likely trigger a rapid race to non-GMO status.

The tipping point threshold is likely to require only about five percent of consumers.

A critical vote in California this November may accelerate the non-GMO revolution. A measure requiring mandatory labeling of GMOs is on the ballot. If passed, we think food companies would rather avoid GMOs than admit they use them. Especially since 53 percent of Americans say they would choose the non-GMO brands once labels give them a clear choice.

I’ll bet that after learning about the evidence of health dangers, that percentage is likely to grow.

References

To help you eat safer, visit http://www.NonGMOShoppingGuide.com or download the iPhone app ShopNoGMO

For more information about the link between GMOs and autism, see http://www.responsibletechnology.org/autism

Dr. Emily Lindner specializes in internal medicine in Chicago, Illinois.

Study Proves Three Monsanto Corn Varieties' Noxious to the Organism, http://archive.truthout.org/1215091

Gentically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility, http://www.responsibletechnology.org/article-gmo-soy-linked-to-sterility

Canadian Study finds Bt-toxin from Monsanto's corn circulating in blood of 93% of women tested: http://digitaljournal.com/article/326208

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About the Author

More Articles by Jeffrey M. Smith

Jeffrey M. Smith is Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology (http://www.ResponsibleTechnology.org). His book Seeds of Deception is the world’s bestseller on GMOs. Evidence of their health dangers, which is found in his second book, Genetic Roulette, will be included in a documentary by the same name, to be released this summer. To contact the IRT, write: PO Box 469, Fairfield, Iowa, USA 52556, Tel: 641-209-1765, or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

User Comments

Gerry Grummons, Missouri, USA
July 5, 2012 7:27am

I can attest to the negative impact of GMOs in food. Since switching to as much organic as we could, my wife’s Alzheimer’s showed some reversal.

Me, Here
July 5, 2012 9:17am

be very mindful that in America the ONLY way to stop GMO foods is to stop buying them. Big food companies and our Govt have been butt buddies for a long time. And if the food companies pressure the Govt hard enough the Govt will make legislation/law saying we have to eat the sh*t.

Rick London, Arkansas
August 1, 2012 8:09pm

Don’t even get me started on the difference in what is happening in my life now as compared to when I was downing GMOs. I won’t even go into the nearly burst appendix and the three angioplasties; and my inability to make it across the house. Now I climb mountains and hike 3-5 miles a day; and only 3 years GMO-free. Oh, while I was at it, I went on an 80% raw organic vegan diet too. At 58, I generally have to help the young’ns around on the mountaintops. I never nag at them. They know my diet and are slowly changing their own. I love seeing the difference.

Taylor, Australia
August 1, 2012 8:16pm

it’s all very well to bash GM technology, but you offer no solution to the global food crisis. GM food was developed in order to increase the efficiency of productivity immensely, for example by achieving higher yields in the same time and physical space and using fewer herbicides. This means that producers will be able to cope with the increased demand for produce brought on by an ever increasing population, without extending production into the few remaining areas of pristine land in the world. So you’re going to boycott GM foods? Good luck when the global population hits 10 billion and you start getting hungry.

Anna, Minnesota, USA
August 1, 2012 8:43pm

I had IBS for most of my adult life. Since I stopped buying GMOs my IBS improved. Sometimes a GMO will get in “under the radar"and it will reactivate the symptoms of IBS. I wish that they would label these poisonous products. I have a right to informed consent!

Joseph C. Moore (USN Ret.), Lake Ariel, PA
August 1, 2012 9:32pm

Screw with mother nature and she’ll knock you on your a**.  Arrogance is unnatural “improving” on what she has provided. Stupid science that tries to elaborate on what our bodies were designed for.

MICKI FOGARTY, CHICAGO
August 1, 2012 9:55pm

I TRY NOT TO BUY GMO PRODUCTS. SOMETIMES IT IS HARD TO FIGURE THAT OUT. I JUST WISH THERE WAS A RELIABLE LIST, THANKS FOR MORE EDUCATION MICKI

debra kline, Pennsylvania, USA
August 2, 2012 4:56am

Great news, great article. Living in smalltown Pennsylvania, it’s not always easy to find non-GMOs but we always make that effort because it is so important. Article shared on Facebook in hopes that it can be of benefit to others. Thanks!

Patricia Bewley, AZ
August 2, 2012 8:11am

As a child in the ‘40s, we had pure gardens and wholesome foods. Now we have to worry about these monster foods. The human body craves the natural foods not modified freak foods. if we are to be healthy, we must have healthy fuel.

Unsheepled, VA USA
August 2, 2012 9:48am

We switched to organics for about 95% of our foods, filter out fluoride and chlorine. Stop believing the no-fat or other diet fads. We eat more healthy fats, coconut oil, real butter now than we have in 30 years previous and we feel better and look better, Crohn’s is going away, gut is healing, thyroid function is better, depression is gone, skin and hair are recovering, cholesterol is waaaay down. Hmm
There is a free list you can use while shopping called ‘the dirty dozen’, to at least avoid some of the most affected products minimize your exposure if you cannot “afford” to eat so you can stay out of doctors’ offices, hospitals and endless toxic prescriptions.

Dr. Ma. Christina W. Andrade N.D., Philippines
August 2, 2012 10:04am

DOCTORS ARE MEN WHO PRESCRIBE MEDICINES OF WHICH THEY KNOW LITTLE, TO CURE DISEASES OF WHICH THEY KNOW LESS IN HUMAN BEINGS OF WHOM THEY KNOW NOTHING.
- VOLTAIRE

Shirley Snyder, The Villages, FL
August 2, 2012 12:15pm

If the FDA does not require foods to labeled GMO, the foods that are not GMO should all be labeled non-GMO.  I am a cancer survivor and owe it to changing my diet to organic foods

Hans van Dam, Danmark
August 2, 2012 1:08pm

Taylor: When we stop consuming animals and only eat plants, which we are designed for, there will be more then enough food for the whole world.
The only reason food production has raised is to feed the animals that so many people want to eat and die of.

Rufus Green, UK
August 2, 2012 1:30pm

Taylor from Australia, who commented above: where is the evidence that GMOs have increased yields? A four-year study by the UN’s special rapporteur on food came to a different conclusion: http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/07/united-nations-supports-organic-farming-to-fight-world-hunger/
As for herbicides, most of the GM crops are modified to withstand higher not lower doses of chemical sprays, sold, of course, by the very same companies that do the genetic tampering.

Paul Dennis, Illinois, USA
August 2, 2012 1:50pm

To Taylor in Aurtralia: you have bought into the propaganda of Big Pharma: in general, GMO plants are not as productive and have to be doused with higher amounts of chemicals as the weeds develop resistance.  There is no free lunch: the GMO plant has to use a lot of energy for making the proteins to resist the herbicides, energy that is no longer available to make seeds. I am a farmer and Master Gardener, read the unbiased studies, hear from the farmers directly: organic growing produces more per acre than commercial. Plants have many symbiotic relationships with soil bacteria and fungi: when chemicals destroy the soil bacteria and the soil fungi, the plants do not get all the nutrients they need and that is reflected into production and nutrients in the seeds like corn that we eat. The growing of plants involves extremely complex interactions that humanity only knows a very tiny fraction of what we need to know.

cindy
August 2, 2012 2:12pm

I’m so happy people are finally understanding the connection between poisonous food and their health. Especially autoimmune disorders, which the medical establishment claims there is no cure. I also am healing from R.A. without medication, organic foods and exercise (sweating also for detoxing)
Yes, we need to get back to organic foods and cooking from scratch!

Theodora B. Crawford, CA, USA
August 2, 2012 2:18pm

Wonderful article. It is so difficult to find information on medical effects and results. Everyone, help spread the word! In California we are struggling to inform folks so in November they will see through Monsanto’s subterfuge and vote Yes on Prop 37, Label GMOs.

Fitzcarraldo
August 2, 2012 3:07pm

Taylor of Australia speaks for the industry without listening to the signals. The point of discussion here is the return to health after dropping GMOs. There’s piling anecdotal evidence that it cannot be ignored. GMO promoters never tire of selling GMO as a salvation for this overpopulated world whilst there’s no evidence that GM seeds increase productivity. The reverse looks to be true. Many stories of GM crop failures have been downplayed by the MSM who are all in hock to companies like Monsanto or are too lazy to look for evidence other than those supplied by the likes of Monsanto. Bio-diversity is the only saviour for our crops, not GMOs.

Tony Isaacs, Texas
August 2, 2012 3:22pm

Another great one by Jeffrey.

Elaine, KS, USA
August 2, 2012 6:28pm

Allergies and asthma were a way of life for me and my sons. In the early 2000s, I switched from packaged convenience foods to cooking from scratch, started an organic garden and returned to canning and freezing produce, and much of what we eat now is fresh, local and organic. We are all allergy- and asthma-free, with very healthy lung functions even though doctors told us that would never happen. I am also recovering from chronic pain. I try to avoid anything with GMOs but it is still a challenge.  GMO labeling would be so helpful. Thank you for your work in this area.

mothman777
August 2, 2012 7:57pm

It is now proven by Nanking University that miRNA from plants survives passing into the digestive tract of humans and animals and acts in what might almost be described in a symbiotic fashion, expressing plant miRNA function side by side with human and animal miRNA to modulate expression of organ functions and other physiological functions.
For countless millennia, mankind, animals and plants have coexisted like this, with plant miRNA actually expressing itself in a cross-species manner within our bodies as if we were plants too, in a completely harmonious, harmless and functional manner.
GM miRNA will also act within our bodies, and Nanking University has stated that where the function of miRNA is dysregulated, illnesses, including cancer, and death will result, and this has been observed where animals in India grazing on the remains of GM cotton crops have died a week after eating the GM cotton plants; likewise, in America, pig farmers have seen their pigs experiencing a multitude of extremely serious health and reproductive ailments after consuming GM animal feed grade corn. The writing is on the wall, GM miRNA will likely make us all seriously ill, and most certainly make us sterile, and kill us; if not in one generation then in five or six, but die we will, along with all the animals that we force to eat this poison.
The science that damns the validity of GM plants is now proven; and the politicians must not only be made thoroughly aware of it, they must be made aware that all their electorates know it too; spread the word. The droves of PhD scientists greasing round the politicians to get more grants to line their own pockets, are blind to the facts and implications of this vital and groundbreaking latest research. The politicians and scientists need a reality check right now. Give them one.

Jeanette Schuler, California
August 2, 2012 9:23pm

Taylor in Australia: Wwhat will the world do when these companies only produce six varieties of crops? You need 30-40 different varieties to ward off disease. A bad disease/pest can cut through six varieties like butter. AND what will the world do when the soil is so poisoned that anything put in it burns? What about soil erosion and the dangerous chemicals do not stay in place, they go into ground water, rivers and oceans. What will we do when the oceans die off? These bad agricultural things/“inventions” do not go away. There is no “away”.

tresmegistus, uk
August 3, 2012 6:20am

To Taylor of Australia: There is enough food and fertile land to grow ORGANIC food to meet demand and feed the world. The world should also reduce the huge amount of good food waste and divert the huge amounts of money spent on wars to support farmers. GM is just a money spinner as you well know and does not regenerate itself. Look at the evidence - it was established by two independent scientific reports 30 years ago the harmful affects and guess what happened (i leave it to you to find out)

christoph, narrogin,western australia
August 3, 2012 7:28am

After watching events in Libya and now Syria, all I can say is that the mainstream media are the world’s most evil people… even worse than bankers. The lies they spread and the propaganda are sickening and causing chaos. They support that evil empire of Monsanto and agree to everything “rex mundi” Gates spouts.
To Taylor…I am an Australian too and the BIGGEST mistake we are making in WA is having Monsanto as part “owner” of a public company run by the WA govt doing GM canola.
Listen to the people here as they know what they are talking about.
To Hans in Denmark…sorry mate but rubbish.

Minstrel
August 3, 2012 8:29am

How do all the people above know that they have been eating GMO. I thought USA did not do labelling of GMO foods. It’s about time people woke up to what the corporations are doing to them and stop watching the square box in the living room that is the biggest brainwashing apparatus on the planet that tells them what to believe what to eat and what to think.

Ralph Fucetola JD, United States
August 3, 2012 10:59am

Jeff Smith as always brings us the most leading-edge health information we need to not just survive, but to thrive. Please help us educate decision makers about GMOs: http://tinyurl.com/No2GMO

j.michael carney, cumberland co nj
August 3, 2012 10:28pm

It seems these GMOs can have different degrees of symptoms. Check out http://morgellonsdiseaseawareness.com/awareness_poster This enzyme F6 seems to clear many symptoms but diet seems to be the key. A gluten-free organic sugar-free diet is the way to clear these toxins Good Luck

Alice Stacionis, Rockford, IL
August 4, 2012 11:11pm

As long as the FDA is being funded greatly by “big pharma” and Monsanto it will be an uphill battle to even get GMOs labeled. I am seeking out foods that do label “GMO free” and perhaps more companies will see they have a large market for GMO free products.  I just discovered Beanitos. Chips made from beans not corn. Yummy…

Tori Coto, United States
August 5, 2012 5:46pm

For those of you who want a list of GMO food additives, go to carighttoknow.org.

j. michael carney, cumberland co nj
August 6, 2012 12:59am

You’re chipping away. I’ve been reading some of the studies being done all over the world. Google “GMO studies” and put in a country. Dr Don Huber, Dr Mercola, and Jeffery Smith have all lead the fight. Teaching the masses is very tough. It’s not in the news so they will not believe. After drumming it in their heads my family gets it. It takes living and breathing this GMO-free organic diet to make them see. I’m doing what I can. I’ve been trying to get Dr Mercola to print a leaflet /flyer to hand out, we need the same message handed out by parents, grandparents, children to churches, schools, stores, anywhere we can change a mind. BE WELL

Brian, Australia
August 6, 2012 8:01am

Monsanto, the biggest perpetrator of such products made plants Round-up resistant so they could kill the weeds without effecting the crops, they now have a multitude of weeds that are Roundup resistant and cannot destroy them unless they poison the soil, which then is useless for decades. Where are you going to grow your crops? Not one claim about GM crops has been proved, there is a world wide report that the yields are less and poorer quality. 

Christine Hoeflich, http://ChristineHoeflich.com
August 6, 2012 8:37pm

Great article! I know this to be true because I tried it myself, I eliminated wheat and dairy and GMOs and feel much better. Thanks!

Joshua_D, Western NC
August 7, 2012 8:59am

People are waking up. GMO peddlers can talk a good game, but their talk doesn’t match their walk. The Real Food movement is snowballing now. More and more people are talking to one another and sharing stories about recovered health and well-being simply from eating a “normal” real food diet. Most people won’t choose to poison themselves, and the GMO folks might as well kiss their paychecks goodbye.

norelief, east coast usa
August 8, 2012 10:42pm

Dr. Ma: why the irrelevant potshot at physicians? Voltaire is long dead, and physicians are in no way responsible for GMO-friendly legislation. Let us keep on topic. I am a physician, by the way. If you want to blame someone for the stealth GMO saturation in the American food supply, start with your legislators and elected officials, and follow the money trail. I think most people, including physicians, are completely unaware that most of their foods are genetically engineered. I was stunned to discover this as I assumed that the FDA would protect us from such egregious abuses. I was wrong.

John Foley, Wexford Ireland
August 9, 2012 2:00pm

Hi,the only way to stop GM is to stop buying GM products or anything fed on it. The same people who advocate GMOs are busy destroying human health by advocating drugs instead of natural medicine. Some world?!

Less deceived, Ireland
August 13, 2012 5:22pm

À propos the physician’s sensitivity to the Voltaire quote, the problem is that most western physicians prescribe therapeutic products approved by Food & Drugs Agency, the very watchdog that has abandoned consumer safety to the corporate agenda of big pharma. So long as the medical profession both in US and internationally fails to warn about the emerging GM food health risks, it remains fatally compromised on the GM issue. The same applies to the veterinary profession, the food industry and agriculture!

Ava Sinna, USA
August 19, 2012 11:14am

Too many legislators are in bed with Monsanto and too many Monsanto Directors are in bed with legislators. We will NEVER see justice in this country from government on this topic.

Malisa Hodges, Arkansas
October 24, 2012 3:32pm

I post stuff on Facebook all the time. Someone asked for a list of the 1,000s of doctors who prescribe Non GMO diets. Maybe they’re beginning to see some relevance and come out of the fog of lies.

Diana
December 3, 2012 1:30pm

The only way to stop them is to refuse to buy their products. Some say it is impossible. I say, we are doing it. You don’t need their products. Refuse to buy any GMO product or any product from any company that funded not to require labeling of GMO products. Do your homework and commit to being GMO-free.

Mel Ford, Canada
March 12, 2013 8:54pm

I suspect the ulterior motive behind GMO is population control, not to feed a hungry world. It really won’t produce higher yields and will reduce the population so there won’t be a need for more food.

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