April 1, 2012
In fact, nearly 93-95% of US soybeans are genetically modified in order to resist powerful weed-killers that were found to be killing the actual soybeans as well as the weeds. Following current trends, genetically modified food products will makeup the majority of the future food supply if a change is not made. For now, that change has been shot down by the FDA — the very organization tasked to defend public health. Just recently, the agency deleted around 1 million signatures from the GMO labeling campaign ‘Just Label It.’
This move means that consumers will continue to stay in the dark about whether or not what they’re eating is compromised of genetically modified ingredients. And it’s not just corn and soybeans, other commonly modified food staples include:
- Sweet corn
- Hawaiian Papaya
- Genetically modified soybeans currently make up for 93-95% of the US soybean supply.
- Genetically modified corn currently makes up for 86% of the US corn supply.
- Genetically modified cotton currently makes up for 93% of the US cotton supply.
- Genetically modified canola currently makes up for 93% of the soybean supply.
- Genetically modified Hawaiin papaya currently makes up for 93% of the Hawaiian papaya supply.
What it comes down to is that as long as the threat is not visible, many consumers will simply purchase commercial products without thinking about the consequences. This is exactly why Monsanto and others have been squelching attempts to label products that contain GMOs.
This post is an excerpt from the ‘Genetically Modified Foods: How to Avoid & Identify’ section in my new book on natural health, The New Health Paradigm.