I had to eat grains again because I found out there is ingredients worse than lectin, gluten, or even sugar: These ingredients are Genetically Modified Organisms.
For the first time in my life, I have actually hated a president (my usual attitude is "I don't care" ). Yes, I know that Obama didn't create GMOs, but I do know that he did sign the Monsanto Protection Act.
So what's the deal with GMOs? Well, they carry significant health risks that are so deadly, that the animals who were fed Genetically Modified food suffered from:
-Lower birth weight
-Higher infant mortality [link]
-Shrinkage of kidneys
-Change in liver and spleen
-Growth of tumors
-Increased sensitivity to environmental pollutants
-Nutrient deficiencies [link]
Take a look at this rat over here: [link]
And if those things aren't bad enough, check this one out:
Genetically modified foods have been found to change our very DNA structure, make our bodies produce pesticides, and they switch on random genes (that may produce toxins) and dormant viruses. [link]
Since they were designed to withstand adverse conditions, they have an advantage over native crops (it's usually plants that get genetically modified BUT animals can also be modified) and are very capable of taking over the land the native crops once inhabited. They are better equipped for surviving drought, frost (the ones who had their genes spliced with fish), and pesticides/herbicides. If the last one sounds creepy, this is why: This'll increase herbicide and pesticide use because the farmers know that this will not harm the plants.
However, just because the plants suffer no harm does not mean that it's safe to consume. Furthermore, this will lead to herbicide-resistant weeds and pesticide-resistant bugs. Not even Monsanto was immune to the pesticide resistance, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency have found that rootworms in Illinois and Iowa are resistant to Monsanto's corn. [link]
I can almost write books on why GMOs are dangerous for consumption and despite their toxicity (or perhaps because
of their toxicity), companies want to keep this information from us consumers. [link]
GMOs are so prevalent that over 60% of the foods in grocery stores have at least one GMO. The foods that are most likely have GMOs include:
-Sugar and Sugar beets
-Cotton, Vegetable Oil, Margarine
-Fruits and vegetables with a five digit code beginning with 8
Really unfortunate that meat has to be a part of this list cuz I love my meat. Since don't buy my own food, I cannot tell whether my meet was grass-fed (safe) or not. Very sad. More foods with GMOs can be found here: [link]
This is all I'm going to write for now because I've been reading about Genetically Modified Food all day. I'll probably write more later when I find more interesting things about them.
My conclusion for now: GMOs are worse than the kitties.