Friday, 28 December 2012

New Anti-GMO Leaflet By The National-Anarchist Permaculture Information Network

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GMOs - Why YOU should say NO to Genetically Modified Organisms, and YES to Organic, Local, and Homegrown foods.

What are GMOs?

GMOs are Genetically Modified Organisms. GM food has had it’s genes altered or spliced in a laboratory by genes from other plants, bacteria, viruses, or animals. This experimental technology is not found in nature.

GM products were created under the claim that they would be resistant to pesticides and drought while being nutritionally dense and also create a high yield. These claims, however are not true.

Why should I care?

GM foods have been on your table since 1994. 

An ever-expanding amount of evidence is linking GMOs to health problems, environmental damage, and farmer and consumer rights. 

Studies show that genetically engineering food can create new, unintended toxic substances and in-crease allergies, cancer risks, and other health problems.
Doesn't the FDA look out for me?

In 1992, the Food and Drug Administration claimed that they had no information showing that GM foods were substantially different from conventionally grown foods and therefore were safe to eat. But internal memos made public by a lawsuit reveal that their position was staged by political appointees under orders from the White House to promote GMOs. FDA scientists, on the other hand, warned that GMOs can create un-predictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long-term safety studies, but were ignored. The FDA does not require any safety evaluations for GMOs.

Biotech companies are now in charge of determining whether their GM foods are safe.

What can I do?

The amount of products on the market that are GM is overwhelming, and unfortunately none of them are labeled.

The best place to start is to make a few small changes. When you find yourself starting to feeling better, and cleaner, you will no doubt want to make bigger changes!

* Buy organic whenever possible!
* Avoid processed foods, or buy their organic equivalents.
* Buy local. Find out where your local farmers market is and sup-port your community.
* Shop at local run cooperative grocery stores.
* Grow your own organic garden!
* Avoid fast food chains.
* Educate your-self: know what it is before it goes in your body.

Want to see the science?

They hurt your local farmers

Since these seeds are genetically altered they are patented. The owners of these abomination seeds have shut down small, organic, and local farms since their patented seed flew into these farms and grew. Farmers rights are being taken away fast. The farmers who are forced to switch to these GM seeds are not allowed to save extra seeds and therefore forced to buy new product every year.

Anti-GMO Shopping List

This is a list of foods that should only be bought  organic, or not at all.

01. Celery*
02. Bell Peppers*
03. Potatoes
04. Leafy Greens* (Lettuce, Spin-ach, etc.)
05. Soy
06. Rice*
07. Flax
08. Beets
09. Zucchini
10. Corn (remember, corn is in a lot of processed foods)
11. Fruits with a thin skin* (apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, etc.)
12. Canola (rapeseed) and vegetable oil.
13. Sugar
14. Wheat

*Not necessarily GMO, but have a high amount of pesticides used on them.