“There is no connection between food and health.
We are fed by a food industry which pays no attention to health, and healed
by a health industry that pays no attention to food.”

—Wendell Berry

What is a GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) . . .

Monsanto: Plants or animals that have had their genetic makeup altered to exhibit traits that are not naturally theirs. In general, genes are taken (copied) from one organism that shows a desired trait and transferred into the genetic code of another organism. (emphasis in the original).

Romer Labs:
Agriculturally important plants are often genetically modified by the insertion of DNA material from outside the organism into the plant’s DNA sequence, allowing the plant to express novel traits that normally would not appear in nature, such as herbicide or insect resistance. Seed harvested from GMO plants will also contain these modification. (emphasis in the original).

World Health Organization:
Organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. The technology is often called “modern biotechnology” or “gene technology”, sometimes also “recombinant DNA technology” or “genetic engineering”. It allows selected individual genes to be transferred from one organism into another, also between non-related species.

 

To learn about the drive to require labeling of GMOs in processed food visit these websites:

        LabelGMOs.org  (California Petition Initiative to require GMO food labeling in California)
        JustLabelit.org
 (National movement to require GMO food labeling by the FDA)
 

 

Overview of Genetically Modified Food Crops:

Genetic Engineering: The world's greatest scam?
http://youtu.be/1H9WZGKQeYg

What Are Genetically Modified Foods?
http://youtu.be/d5LKufIGNKg

An 11 year old Tells Us the Truth About Our Food Supply
http://youtu.be/nndEZBQ9bds

Real Mom's experience with Child's GMO Food Allergy
http://youtu.be/rixyrCNVVGA

 

Documentaries about Genetically Modified Food:

Bad Seed Danger of Genetically Modified Food – 2001
http://youtu.be/8_mHhRh4G50
 

The Future of Food - 2004
http://youtu.be/EnD-DiDRIJA

Is there anything more important than knowing where our food comes from, and who controls what we eat? The documentary The Future of Food has the disturbing answers. Today's food chain is far more complicated than the traditional farmer to table model - it has become a vertically integrated industrial complex. And with government looking the other way, genetically modified seeds have found their way into our food supply. The time has come to take back our food.


Controlling Our Food: The World According To Monsanto
http://youtu.be/cYO2k_o16E0

Monsanto manufactures the seed technology for 90% of all the genetically-engineered crops on the planet, and thus arguably poses a greater environmental threat to mankind than any other single company. The World According to Monsanto investigates the company's checkered history and recounts its long string of alleged health scandals and environmental abuses.
 

The GMO Threat
http://youtu.be/MVvtP7Ubgxo

Scientists Under Attack: Genetic Engineering in the Magnetic Field of Money
http://youtu.be/DJWVsdG1Gg8

Don't Put That in Your Mouth!
mp3 Audio Recording by Jeffrey Smith

Frankenstein Free on the Farm
Genetic Engineering Industry Secrets by Al Sears, M.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interviews on GMO safety and labeling:

 

Director Deborah Koons Garcia on Her Film "The Future of Food" - 2009

Deborah Koons Garcia, director of "The Future of Food", outlines the problems with GMO crops, and the imbalances in our industrial food system.
She describes how "little has changed" since her film was originally released in 2004.

 

Mark Hertsgaard and Deborah Koons Garcia: What Are We Eating?
Host Mark Hertsgaard and Deborah Koons Garcia, director of "The Future of Food", discuss how difficult it is to really know what one is eating, especially with the lack of GMO labels in the U.S. Is a new, healthy eating movement on its way?
 

Biologist Ignacio Chapela: "Serious Problems" with GMO Science
In this interview with host Mark Hertsgaard, University of California at Berkeley biologist Ignacio Chapela discusses the dangers of genetically modified foods - not only the questionable science behind it, but also how these new plants have been distributed worldwide.

 

Biologist Ignacio Chapela: "Difficult to Do Science Not Promotional of the Biotech Industry"
UC Berkeley biologist Ignacio Chapela discusses his discovery of genetically modified sequences inserted into the corn genome in Oaxaca, Mexico. His scientific paper was attacked and discredited - demonstrating the challenges facing scientists doing honest research that may be critical of the biotech industry.
 

Dr. Shiv Chopra of Health Canada on rBGH and regulatory process of GMOs
http://youtu.be/RkqaqnOWBxY

 

 

Environmental Impacts of GMO crops:

Monsanto, Blamed for Bee Collapse Buys Leading Bee Research Firm

Herbicide Tolerance and GM Crops

 

Documentaries about the health impact of America's modern industrial food supply:

Today's Modern Food: It's not what you think
Part 1: http://youtu.be/UhhnHA8c_Y0

Part 2: http://youtu.be/4R1ixshimfM

 

Food Inc - 2008

http://www.sockshare.com/file/B2XPSMDB734KO00#

 

The Skinny on Obesity

http://www.uctv.tv/skinny-on-obesity

7-part series by UCTV Prime, explaining the science of how sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) are addictive, toxic and fueling the global obesity epidemic.

 

Documentaries about healthy food:

Food Matters - 2011
http://youtu.be/q1UvSDa49jo
www.foodmatters.tv

The Truth about Food - this BBC docu-series uses 500 volunteers to expose what food really does to the body.

 

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GMO Headlines:

Pesticides in Every Bite of GMO Food
Mercola.com - August 9, 2007

Special Report: Are regulators dropping the ball on biocrops?
Reuters - April 13, 2010

FDA Barring Food Makers from Advertising Products as GMO-Free
September 10, 2010
The FDA meanwhile appears to be enforcing a policy of barring food producers from trumpeting that their products don’t contain genetically modified ingredients. According to the Washington Post, the FDA has sent a "flurry of enforcement letters" to companies that have advertised GMO-free products on their labels. The warnings come on top of existing policy not to require food makers to disclose if their products do contain GMOs. Congress member Dennis Kucinich said, "This, to me, raises questions about whose interest the FDA is protecting. They are clearly protecting industry, and not the public."

No seeds, no independent research
Los Angeles Times - February 13,2011

GMO crops threaten livelihood of organic farmers
CBS News - May 28, 2011
The USDA approved the unregulated release of genetically modified alfalfa, which poses a threat of contamination from one farmer's land to another's. And, as Seth Doane reports, the release has organic farmers concerned for their livelihood.

Genetically modified crops' results raise concern
San Francisco Chronicle - April 30, 2012

GMOs in Kashi Cereal Stirs Anger
Mercola.com - May 19, 2012

 

Non-profit websites providing information on healthy food, diet and cooking:

Weston A Price Foundation - education and guidelines for the principles of a healthy human diet.

 

whfoods.org - list of the healthiest foods commonly available to American consumers with detailed attributes of these foods.

 

WhatsOnMyFood.org - USDA list of pesticides commonly found on specific American food items.

 

ResponsibleTechnology.org - information about the health risk and environmental hazards of genetically modified foods

 

OrganicConsumers.org
 

CenterForFoodSafety.org

 

GMO-Journal.com


HealthyChild.org

 

PCRM.org

 

NotMilk.com

 

producepedia.com

 

 
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The Future of Your Food is at Stake

Although The Future of Food is five years old, this excellent film is more relevant now than ever. If you haven't watched it, please set aside some time to see it. It's required viewing for anyone who wants to understand what they're putting into their belly. If it's been awhile since you saw it, you may want to refresh your memory.

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The Time for Action is NOW!