GMOs/ GEs are not natural fuel for our body. A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process which takes genes from one species and inserts them into another in an attempt to obtain a desired trait or characteristic. This process may also be called Genetic Engineering (GE).
For instance, inserting arctic fish genes into tomato and strawberry plant genes gives them tolerance to frost. While frost-tolerance may sound reasonable, the actual result of this genetic modification is not. Our body sees these organisms as foreign and begins to attack. As these organisms are in the food we eat, we end up attacking ourselves, resulting in numerous health issues including gastrointestinal and immune system disorders, allergies, unresolved inflammation, and infertility.
It's estimated that more than 75 percent of the food in supermarkets is genetically engineered or contains GE ingredients. How is that possible? Seven main ingredients consume the majority of genetically modified foods; soy (94%), cotton (90%), canola (90%), sugar beets (95%), corn (88%), Hawaiian papaya (more than 50%), zucchini and yellow squash (over 24,000 acres). Products derived from the above, including oils from all four, soy protein, soy lecithin, cornstarch, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup among others. Read labels - it's everywhere.
I'm not bringing this to your attention to scare you but to help educate about what's been happening to our food supply, our health system, and our ability to take care of ourselves. The food we eat now is not the food of even 30 years ago. We must know what is happening so we can make healthy choices for ourselves and our families.
To help educate and also empower, we've begun a movie / information / conversation series. The schedule starts in April and can be found HERE. Looking at this issue with awareness, togetherness, and focus on love and positive change, we can make a difference in the purity of how we live. Please become a part and involved. Our health and safety are at stake.
May health be yours! Peace and Many Blessings!
Mindfulness & Stress Management Coach