Hungary is burning thousands of acres of Monsanto crops, India is suing Monsanto in the first ever lawsuit of bio-piracy, yet Canada’s ministers of health and agriculture are defending the safety and “testing” of these genetic science experiments. While we continue to fight for mandatory GMO labeling in Canada and more transparency in our food system, you can make the effort now to avoid purchasing and supporting companies who make and sell GMO products for you and our Earth.
1. Stop buying processed packaged goods containing approved gmo crops.
2. Buy organic local produce from Farmers whenever possible
3. Plant a garden with heirloom organic seeds.
You can bring this list of approved GMO crops to the grocery store and avoid purchasing any products containing them.
– Corn, Popcorn, Corn starch ect
– Potatoes (Atlantic, Russett Burbank, Russet Norkatah, and Shepody)
– Soybeans or Soy
– squash (yellow crookneck)
– Tomato including cherry toms.
WHEAT- Right now Canada’s wheat is non GMO, however after 1000’s of years of mass production it is no where near what it used to be. In wheat and barley, protein concentrations declined by 30 to 50 percent between the years 1938 and 1990.
William Davis MD discusses his book in the Vancouver Sun. WHEAT BELLY: Lose the wheat, lose the weight, and find your path back to health…
Davis’s theory begins with the development of hybridized dwarf and semi-dwarf strains to increase yield (shorter stalks eliminated the buckling found when fertilizer increased head size).
More than 99 per cent of wheat grown worldwide is now from these strains, and the hybridization of two wheat strains was never seen by agricultural scientists as a problem.
After all, you cross a tomato with another tomato and you still get a tomato, right? Davis says ‘wrong;’ analysis of hybrid wheat compared to its parent strains shows 95 per cent of the proteins in the offspring are the same, while five per cent are unique and not found in either parent.
It is these unique characteristics that Davis links to what he says is endemic wheat sensitivity (Davis says 70 per cent of those who suffer from wheat sensitivity have no digestive symptoms, scarily enough).
Modern wheat is highly addictive and worse for diabetics than pure sugar, Davis says, but the most startling of his conclusions is that the destructive immune response caused by gluten sensitivity also affects your brain.
Davis links wheat to seizures, dementia and even brain damage. He tells us that wheat consumption is a major cause of the belly fat that triggers inflammation, an underlying indicator of problems like diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. Other health conditions linked to this visceral fat include dementia, rheumatoid arthritis and colon cancer. Cutting out wheat can also improve the symptoms of acid reflux and irritable bowel syndrome.
Large scale industrial production of food is not only destroying our food sources nutrient value, its destroying our agricultural lands and poisoning our water for future generations. Massive deforestation of the last standing rain forests to plant mutant herbicide resistant superweeds for our ever hungry mouths. Every time you purchase a product your voting for it to stay on the shelf! If you don’t buy it they wont make it. It starts and ends with YOU!