You Unknowingly Consume This Every Day Of Your Life And It’s Wreaking Havoc On Your Health!

Next time you’re in the grocery store buying some food for yourself or your family, you better strap a bazooka to your back or tie that machete sitting in your garage onto your leg. As it turns out, the FDA doesn’t have our back’s ( Just for the record they were started as a consumer protection agency to help keep consumers safe). For many years the FDA has bestowed its “GRAS” status (which stands for General Recognized As Safe) to thousands upon thousands of supermarket products. The GRAS status was considered a benchmark goal by the FDA to ensure that consumers can confidently buy products at the grocery store or supermarket and trust that the ingredients contained within them would overall be safe. 

This is where it gets interesting!  There seems to be a growing list of products each year that contain ingredients proven to have adverse health effects on the people who consume them. Yet the FDA continues to support the “GRAS” status of a particular food, even though it has been repeatedly shown to cause a plethora of health problems. Hmm, I smell money here…. A perfect example of this is took place in 1992 when the Food and Drug Administration claimed that Genetically Modified Foods ( foods that have had foreign genes forced into their DNA) were no different from conventionally grown foods. It is for this reason that GM foods were given “GRAS” status in the first place. Ironically, the FDA official in charge of creating this policy was Michael Taylor, the former attorney and later vice president of Monsanto, which is one of the worlds largest biotech companies in the US.  Hmmm, I smell money….

But the truth about GM foods paints a very different picture. For years, FDA scientists themselves have repeatedly warned that GM foods can cause or intensify allergies, toxins, new diseases and nutritional deficiencies. In fact, the scientists hired to test GM foods have made it very clear that further testing needs to be done to validate the safety of such foods. However, their requests have largely been ignored.  Big time agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) have gone on official record stating that GM foods may cause serious health implications including infertility, immune problems, insulin disruption, accelerated aging, gastrointestinal complications, and severe problems to most of the major organs.

Your probably thinking right about now that you will simply avoid GM foods. Well, let me fill you in on a little secret. Avoiding GM food crops is easier said than done!  That would be comparable to saying you’re going to avoid “air” for a day….

The five major varieties of GM foods include SOY, CORN, CANOLA, COTTON, and SUGAR BEETS. Shockingly,  most conventionally grown foods contain one or more GM ingredients. If a packaged supermarket food contains anything from the above list, or byproducts made from them, without it explicitly saying it’s Organic, than there is a strong chance that one or more of its ingredients is a GM byproduct.

The only way to AVOID GM foods is to buy products labeled 100 % ORGANIC……….

Invisible GM Ingredients lurking in most processed supermarket foods are as follows:

  1. Aspartame
  2. Baking Powder
  3. Canola Oil
  4. Caramel Color
  5. Cellulose
  6. Citric Acid
  7. Cobalamin
  8. Colorose
  9. Condensed Milk
  10. Confectioners
  11. Sugar
  12. Corn Flour
  13. Corn Masa
  14. Corn Oil
  15. Corn Sugar
  16. Corn Syrup
  17. Cornstarch
  18. Cottonseed Oil
  19. Cyclodextrin
  20. Cystein
  21. Dextrin
  22. Dextrose
  23. Diacetyl
  24. Diglyceride
  25.  Erythritol
  26. Equal
  27. Food Starch
  28. Fructose
  29. Glucose
  30. Glutamate
  31. Glutamic Acid
  32. Gluten
  33. Glycerides
  34. Glycerin
  35. Glycerol
  36. Glycine
  37. Hemicellulose
  38. High Fructose Corn Syrup
  39. Hydrogenated Starch
  40. Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein
  41. Inositol
  42. Inverse Syrup
  43. Invert Sugar
  44. Inversol
  45. Isoflavones
  46. Lactic Acid
  47. Lecithin
  48. Leucine
  49. Lysine
  50. Malitol
  51. Malt
  52. Malt Syrup
  53. Malt Extract
  54. Malodextrin
  55. Maltose
  56. Manitol 
  57. Methylceullulose
  58. Milk Powder
  59. Milo Starch
  60. Modified Food Starch
  61. Modified Starch
  62. MSG
  63. Nutrasweet
  64. Oleic Acid
  65. Phenylalanine
  66. Phytic Acid
  67. Protein Isolate
  68. Shoyu
  69. Sorbitol
  70. Soy flour
  71. Soy Isolates
  72. Soy Lecithin
  73. Soy Milk
  74. Soy Oil
  75. Soy Protein
  76. Soy Protein Isolate
  77. Soy Sauce
  78. Starch
  79. Stearic Acid
  80. Sugar
  81. Tamari
  82. Tempeh
  83. Teriyaki Marinade
  84. Tectured Vegetable Protein
  85. Threonine
  86. Tocopherols
  87. Tofu
  88. Trehalose
  89. Vegetable Fat
  90. Vegetable Oil
  91. Vitamin B12
  92. Vitamin E
  93. Whey
  94. Whey Powder
  95. Xanthum Gum

Just to name a few. This list is adapted from The Institute for Responsible Technology. Reach them at www.responsibletechnology.org or 641.209.1765

Good Luck Avoiding GM foods. They are pretty much dominating the American food supply.

Your Safest Bet: BUY ORGANIC!

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