By now you should have heard something about GMOs–genetically modified organisms. And by now you should have heard of the dangers GMOs pose to every consumer’s health. Research and even common sense has shown over the last several years that human (and even animal) consumption of GMO crops over time can have dire across the board health consequences. It would seem that every month or so, more and more negative press is given to GMOs and the associated risks they pose to the consumer.
The United States government has long touted itself as the guardian over the wellbeing of her citizens. However, on March 26, 2013, President Barak Obama betrayed the trust of her people by signing into law the “Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013”–H.R. 933; or as it has most recently been referred to as the “Monsanto Protection Act.” (Reference: Wikipedia) This act essentially “…bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of genetically modified or genetically engineered seeds, no matter what health issues may arise concerning GMOs in the future. (Sheets, C. A. and Snopes.com)
Maribel Hermosillo, in her Policymic.com article entitled, “Monsanto’s GMO Seeds are Actively Cultivating Cultural Genocide” reports that this act “…protects Monsanto from law suits for health damages caused by genetically modified crops and if health damages were discovered from GMO consumption, the U.S. government would not be able to ban Monsanto products from the market.”
GMOs are obtained through biotechnology techniques that are applied to the farming industry and includes modifying the DNA of seeds. These seeds yield crops that will not yield fertile seeds and the resulting crop are capable of resisting and enduring pesticides and herbicides. There is research that suggests that crops from GMO seeds can cause various forms and types of cancers in the human body in addition to other potential abnormalities of the body. Former research scientist for Agriculture Canada, Dr. Thierry Vrain, stated that corn and soya produce toxic and allergenic proteins in lab mice and rats. Extensive research is being done on GMOs in Europe and Russia, however, Biotech firms such as Monsanto pay research labs to produce data that refutes the European and Russian research.
Apart from the health risks, it is becoming disturbingly clear that Monsanto’s current GMO practices are aimed at destroying traditional farms around the globe and monopolizing the seed industry. Of course there is a money trail associated with these disturbing facts: Monsanto has confirmed ties to the IMF (the International Monetary Fund). When money-strapped countries come to the IMF for bail-out loan money, part of the loan deal is for that country to give Monsanto preferential access to their agricultural markets.
This is a huge story that has legs spanning some 40-years to date. Being fully aware of the state of our Faith is vitally important. But being aware of our health and the elements that challenge it is also important. Yahoveh requires that we be Holy as He is holy. In his Laws, Yahoveh listed what is considered food and what is not food. Clearly GMO-related foods are not food and should not be consumed.
If you perceive that your government has you and your family’s best interest at heart, think again, weigh the facts, and act accordingly.
Blessings Fellow Saints in Training