That is the description of an article I just read in Acres USA magazine regarding the FDA’s promotion of GMOs.
I’ll be at the Charlotte Regional Farmers’ Market tomorrow. Here’s what I’ll have:
okra, sweet peppers, onions- red, sweet & cipollini; 3 kinds of basil, heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, 2 kinds of eggplant, potatoes- Rose Finn Apple fingerlings, German Butterball & Carola; garlic.
Our Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Grassfed Angus beef – hot dogs, beer brats, corned beef and bologna all made from our Angus beef with no added nitrates or nitrites. Ground beef, stew meat, philly steak, short ribs, oso bucco, brisket, liver, soup bones, bone-in chuck, sirloin tip roast, eye of round, sirloin steaks, NY Strips, ribeyes, filets, skirt, flank, flat iron.
Ok, you know I don’t like to get too serious about stuff. I mean I keep up with what’s going on, especially regarding the state of our food in America + elsewhere, but I don’t like to worry about things. I do my best and contribute to good in the world in my own small ways, and I feel happy about that.
But I just read a new article and it’s just disgusting. I thought I was up on all the GMO stuff, and the lack of FDA oversight and all that but this is off the chain. We’re bringing copies to the market, I hope you will read it and pass it on to someone you know. I hope everyone will stop buying GMO foods so that they will go away. You know that virtually everything that is not certified organic is or contains genetically modified ingredients, right? I’m talking processed foods, anything from the store that is not in the produce aisle, and even many of those fruits and veggies are.
Have a quick look at this list of grocery store products containing GMO ingredients. Even if you already buy organic, just looking at the list is pretty frightening. So to avoid genetic engineering in your grocery store food, just buy organic. GMOs are not allowed in organics. Buy the rest of your food from your local farmers that are growing clean food.
This lawyer, Steven Druker, tells how a GMO soil bacteria was engineered to help digest nutrients but it killed all the plants. Can you imagine if that was released and then it began to multiply? He tells how the FDA is illegally approving and even promoting GMO foods while intentionally giving the public the false impression that it is testing them and they are safe, when in fact their own scientists are telling them there are significant problems with these foods. Druker sued the FDA to force them to release their internal documents on genetically engineered foods. He has scanned the forms onto his website.
You can read the documents about the GMO tomato that caused stomach lesions and death in animal testing but was released anyway. Even though it contained an antibiotic resistant gene that the FDA’s own scientists said should not be released into the general population since that particular antibiotic is widely used medically.
Here is a link to his interview with Dr Mercola, it’s a 2 part video.
He shows how politically appointed administrators had covered up the extensive warnings of their own scientists about the risks of these foods, lied about the facts, and then ushered these products onto the market in violation of mandates of federal food safety law. -I’m paraphrasing from his website here.
Did you know that by law these foods are supposed to be proven safe but actually “in practice, nobody even has to inform the FDA if they’re going to dump a genetically engineered food product on our market, let alone do any testing. ”
I did not know that. I thought they at least had to submit some kind of fake studies or a bogus approval form or something. I guess it’s just a free-for-all out there, unless you’re applying for organic certification then you’re peering over a stack of paperwork 2 feet high.
Purple basil, Thai basil, and the glorious queen of all basils, Genovese.