Food Production and Safety in the United States Continues Today
Today, the fight for consumer rights has not ceased; the debate over the mandatory labeling of GMO products has once again sparked a heated debate between the industry and America's citizens.
"The term 'genetically modified organism' (GMO) refers to plants or animals whose genes have been changed in the laboratory by scientists...By modifying the genes, scientists can alter the characteristics of an organism. In agriculture, genetic engineering allows simple genetic traits to be transferred to crop plants from wild relatives, other distantly related plants, or virtually any other organism." -Michael Murray, N. D. and Joseph Pizzorno
What are Genetically Modified Organisms?
Although there has not been direct scientific data proving the health risks of Genetically Modified Foods, comparison charts (see below) and other studies have shown consistent results: that consuming more GMOs leads to special dietary needs, increased allergic and other intolerant reactions, more frequent cases of genetic disorders, organ, intestinal, immune, and chronic diseases, and other health risks.
"About 90 percent of all soy is genetically modified (GMO). Soy is also one of the top seven allergens, and is widely known to cause immediate hypersensitivity reactions...In 1986, Stuart Berger, MD, placed soy among the seven top allergens — one of the "sinister seven.”
- Gabriel Cousens, There Is a Cure for Diabetes:The Tree of Life 21-Day Program
"If manufacturers are so sure there is nothing wrong with genetically modified foods, pesticides and cloned meats, they should have no problems labeling them as such...Like our ancestors, we act in ways that will bemuse future societies"
-Adam Leith Gollne, The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce, and Obsession