1. GMOs are unhealthy. The
American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges doctors to
prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients. They cite animal studies
showing organ damage, gastrointestinal and immune system disorders,
accelerated aging, and infertility. Human studies show how genetically
modified (GM) food can leave material behind inside us, possibly causing
long-term problems. Genes inserted into GM soy, for example, can
transfer into the DNA of bacteria living
inside us, and that the toxic insecticide produced by GM corn was found
in the blood of pregnant women and their unborn fetuses.
Numerous health problems increased after GMOs were introduced in 1996.
The percentage of Americans with three or more chronic illnesses jumped
from 7% to 13% in just 9 years; food allergies skyrocketed, and
disorders such as autism, reproductive disorders, digestive problems,
and others are on the rise. Although there is not sufficient research to
confirm that GMOs are a contributing factor, doctors groups such as the
AAEM tell us not to wait before we start protecting ourselves, and
especially our children who are most at risk.
The American Public
Health Association and American Nurses Association are among many
medical groups that condemn the use of GM bovine growth hormone, because
the milk from treated cows has more of the hormone IGF-1 (insulin-like
growth factor 1)―which is linked to cancer.
2. GMOs contaminate―forever.
GMOs cross pollinate and their seeds can travel. It is impossible to
fully clean up our contaminated gene pool. Self-propagating GMO
pollution will outlast the effects of global warming and nuclear waste.
The potential impact is huge, threatening the health of future
generations. GMO contamination has also caused economic losses for
organic and non-GMO farmers who often struggle to keep their crops pure. ..............