Alarming new GMO tech is terrifying governments
There’s long-overdue action being taken by the government to slow the reckless surge of genetically modified food and regulate this out-of-control industry.
Too bad it’s not OUR government!
European regulators are doing what the cowards at the FDA, USDA, and the rest of the Washington “swamp monsters” have failed to do.
They’re placing strict limits on how new GMO technology can be used in foods.
In Washington, the feds have taken the industry-friendly approach. They assume it’s all safe, so we – the consumers – have to prove otherwise.
Since the industry has the labs, equipment and money, guess who wins? That’s right. IT DOES, not us.
That leaves U.S. consumers facing unknown risks when we consume foods that have never really been subjected to rigorous long-term human studies.
In Europe, they’re taking the common-sense approach: Prove it’s safe FIRST!
See how easy that is?
A new ruling there finds that food produced by recent rapid advances in genetic modification can’t be assumed to be safe, as the U.S. government does.
Instead, they have to be subject to restrictions and regulations.
This is critical. New gene-editing technologies such as Crispr are making it easier than ever for mad scientists to splice and dice your foods.
Sure, new crops might grow bigger… stay fresher… look brighter… and last longer.
But at what price?
Our bodies were designed to eat the foods already here – natural foods – and when you start “tweaking” those crops, you may accidentally create something that could act in unexpected ways inside your body.
While little human research has been done, limited animal studies have found cause for concern, if not outright alarm. Those studies have detected potential cancer risk… immune system problems… and the type of DNA damage that can lead to chronic disease.
The newer technologies could lead to even more risks, as one expert told The New York Times that gene editing can “miss their targets” and make hidden alterations that could lead to unexpected consequences.
It’s not alarmist to slow down and regulate these technologies.
Unfortunately, this wisdom seems to be limited to Europe for now. Those of us in America are out of luck, at least when it comes to expecting protection from the feds.
They’re more than happy to toss you to the genetically modified wolves.
But you can protect yourself
GMOs aren’t labeled or regulated, but organic foods are -- and by law, they cannot be genetically modified.
Stick to organics, and you can avoid these potentially risky foods AND the chemical pesticides and herbicides used on them.