We had to go to British news to find the following piece about a proposal in California to require labeling of Frankenfoods in that state, following. Our corrupt government protects Big Agribusiness from being responsible enough to let us know we are guinea pigs eating genetically modified organisms.
Our bodies react to GMOs in unusual ways, because in billions of years of evolution on Earth, nothing like this has ever been consumed by any creature before, such as “Roundup Ready” gene splicing. Our bodies appear to understand the genetic code, and digestion is guided by enzymes in the natural food and other things we don’t clearly understand.
It is thought by some that man-made chemicals we consume, such as pesticides and pharmaceuticals, are often mistaken for hormones or other things and processed incorrectly by the body, which begins to malfunction from this. GMOs may function similarly, so that our body sees it not as food, but perhaps as estrogen, telling the body it has plenty so it shuts down estrogen production, the first in a string of malfunctions that eventually lead to problems.
We simply have no idea what Big Agribusiness is doing, but more frighteningly, neither do they. By their past actions we are pretty sure they would kill us all for a nickel in profit. They’ve all but made food inspection by our government rare as hen’s teeth because there’s a lot of nasty things in our food they don’t want known, and would rather sell us poisoned food than have it thrown out at a loss in profit.
Some of the GMO plants we eat are themselves soaked in herbicides, able to withstand them from their genetic altering. The herbicides are poison to our bodies, carcinogens in very low quantities (man made dioxins in many herbicides are carcinogens in parts per trillion, one of the more toxic substances on the planet).
The natural plants we’ve eaten for millions of years have been through ice ages, droughts, floods, locust infections and other agricultural disasters, so we know we can count on them to survive. But with more people alive today than have lived in all of history, we don’t think our food crops should be radically altered so that we have no idea if they will be there for the next disaster or not, or if they will make us sick at the very least.
All that this law is about is the right to know what we are eating. In a country describing itself as “The Land of the Free,” one would think that wouldn’t be too much to ask. Speaking for myself, I try to eat natural food without the herbicides, artificial coloring, added fats, miticides, preservatives, added sweeteners, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, artificial flavoring, added salt, fungicides, added hormones and yes, GMOs, but here, in the Land of the Free, of course, unlike Europe, I must guess, since I have no protection from my government. —Jack Balkwill