What do deformed pigs in Denmark, deformed children in Argentina, and skyrocketing cancer rates have in common…And why should you be concerned about the answer?
The problematic answer can be found in “Transgenic Wars,” an award-winning film by French investigative journalist Paul Moreira. We are taken us on a journey through Europe and Latin America, looking at the effects of genetically engineered (GE) crops, both on livestock and human health.
It starts with Ib Pedersen, a long-time pig farmer in Denmark. By 2002, about 90 percent of the soy he was feeding his pigs, was GE. And a seeming consequence of this was that Pedersen, as well as all his fellow farmers, were dealing with pigs that had such ongoing diarrhea, that they called it “the yellow death” because it was killing up to 30% of piglets born each year.
Tragic and scary and seemingly related to the GE soy… but what’s the connection to Argentina?
Well, the GE soy used in Denmark was sourced from Argentina and all the farmers that used that soy had to deal with pigs dying from the yellow death.
OK, nobody wants any creature to unnecessarily suffer and die but what do pigs have to do with deformed children?
Ib Pedersen found images of deformed Argentinean children online, which local doctors and scientists insist are caused by pesticide exposure, as many villagers are surrounded by GE fields where toxic chemicals are sprayed with wanton abandon. What stuck the local doctors was that people living near GE fields in Argentina have 350 percent higher rates of birth defects than the national average.
What struck Ib when he looked at pictures of these defects was how similar these deformities were to the deformities found in his piglets.
Could pesticide-contaminated GE soy be the cause of the pig farmers’ problems?
Mr. Pederson decided to remove the GE soy from his feed mix. Within two days, changes were noticeable. There was not a single case of diarrhea among his pigs. In the three years he’s been feeding his pigs all non-GE feed, he’s never had a single case of “the yellow death” again.
Back to the humans….
Not only serious birth defects…but skyrocketing cancer rates!
The only independently organized investigation of the health impact of GE crops, conducted by students of the Rosario Medical University, found that cancer rates increased by 40 percent in a single year in one village. In another, the cancer rate shot up by 250 percent. What these villages have in common is that they are surrounded by GE fields and the fumigation border is extremely close to where they live. These disastrous irrefutable statistics appear to be enough to wake the people of Argentina to the unacceptable cost of its physical health for its economic health.
According to Alejandro Mentaberry at the Ministry for Science, Argentina made about $65 billion on GE crops between 1996 (the year GE crops were introduced) and 2011. Many Argentinean people however, have connected the above dots and have been protesting the further expansion of GMO farming in their villages. One coalition of farmers, activists and citizens has successfully stopped the expansion of a Monsanto seed facility in Malvinas, Argentina. Tired of being poisoned by GMOs, the activists managed to stop construction of a big GMO plant. Unfortunately, this is but one glimpse of sunlight in a sky increasingly darkened by Monsanto’s frightening lobbying strength and strong arm tactics to influence world governments to ignore the health threats not only to human life but to all species and the earth itself.
My focus here is not on the political ails and the encouragement to be a voice of consciousness to your legislators etc, although I do encourage that. My purpose in sharing this information is to provide evidence that GMOs are an immediate threat to your health and that of your loved ones. And since, for the foreseeable future, you cannot depend on the government to protect your health you need to do this for yourselves.
GMOs introduce pesticides directly into your gut – the same pesticides that are design to blow up the stomach of the “pests” that eat the crop. Is it any wonder that they disturb your gut functioning while introducing chemicals that were never meant for human consumption (or even exposure)? They are carcinogenic, inflammatory, toxic to vital organs and they overtax the immune system. That is why they not only contribute to soaring cancer rates but to many other degenerative conditions along the continuum from health to cancer – conditions like infertility, digestive disorders, auto-immune disease and hormone imbalances and more.
The take away? Choose GMO free foods for you and your family. You will greatly reduce your cancer risks and improve health overall while voting with your dollars. If you want to be more proactive in supporting the grassroots movement to restore a GMO free world, you can do that as well.
And just to connect a few more dots….
When you add the usage of GMO feed to animals (beef, dairy cows, chickens, pigs etc) raised in the big unhygienic, unhealthy commercial farms- you are creating an even more potent health risk. All the concerns about GMOs are there along with the health-deterring affects of animals that are fed steroids, antibiotics and denied the health benefits of free range eating and movement. Eating chicken, beef or pork (think standard American diet), raised this way with sides of GMO corn, soybean, and pesticide-laden veggies and fruits, you have the recipe for poor health, increased cancer risk, more rapid aging and early death.
I don’t normally do doom and gloom reporting – so why today?
Those who follow my blog and articles know I don’t typically focus on scare tactics and the horrendous health-related cover-ups by our government. More typically I focus on your empowerment. But every once in a while it seems prudent to give you the back-story as to why we need to make significant diet and lifestyle changes to take our power back from cancer and other debilitating conditions. Without the back-stories, there is often a part of us who rationalizes away the need to make such changes. We call them extreme, unfair, unnecessary… We tell ourselves after everything we’ve been with through with cancer treatment, we at least deserve to treat ourselves with our familiar, well-loved comfort foods. So sometimes I have to deliver the rude awakening from our dreams of complacency long enough to motivate you to discover that you can replace these dangerous habits with foods and behaviors that don’t deprive you but rather replace them with nourishing and health promoting foods and behaviors that are yummy, empowering and freeing…. It also illuminates why all of us need, with some regularity, to take at least minimal measures to detoxify our bodies and boost our nutrition and our immune function.
Finally, it sheds light on how, when we add the unavoidable toxicity of chemotherapy and/or radiation to our “healing process”, we need stronger measures to lessen the effect of ALL toxins on our body and boost its ability to deal with them. And this hold true not only during treatment but also when treatment is completed; so that we can truly recover from treatment while providing the nourishment and means to go from surviving to thriving.
I offer several ways to support doing all this: from one-on-one work to 7-day retreats. My Raw Radiance™ retreat is fabulous for general detoxification while experiencing how to make many health, stress busting and radiance promoting lifestyle and dietary changes. This is best if you’ve never done chemotherapy or radiation – or even ever dealt with cancer at all.
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Transgenic Wars – How GMOs Impact Livestock and Human Health Around the Globe
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