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# 119 The Daily Deadly Diet Continues: Guess who the victim’s are!

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So now, we have SuperBugs, and GMO SuperFoods.
We have newspaper headlines, of reduced sperm counts in males due to eating soy products. Increasing reports of rare diseases popping up, females reaching full breast maturity and menses, at ages nine and ten years of age! Great amounts of money for wars and nonsense at all levels of government! Farm subsidies for big corporations, get the big bucks, while the local farmer gets shafted. Pharmaceutical companies paying the FDA budget! Insane acts by seemingly ordinary people! The stories go on and on. Where is this going you ask? Folks as wild as it may seem, there is a tie-in, with all, of what is being said here. Slowly but surely, we are being mutated and genetically altered into what I’ve called FrankenHumans. Now, go ahead, and laugh, all you want. Done? The next step is to apply the same commonsense thinking I’ve also written about in my blogs. So what is the commonsense denominator with all the people in this picture! Drinking water, air, the food supply, and antibiotics. The most draconian is the food supply. Next would be antibiotics. So think what you will, but do give it all some deep thought. Numerous people and web site are ridiculing, any, that question the issues raised here. It’s no laughing matter, when your family is suffering from any of these raised issues. Yes, yes, I know this sounds like so many conspiracy things, floating around. Paranoid rantings on a blog here! Maybe, but just go back to earlier posts, and follow the trail of what was said. Than decide for yourself what is the truth of what has been said.
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Suddenly the little-known germ with the cumbersome name, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is getting lots of attention. People in health care settings, like hospitals and nursing homes, are most at risk for MRSA infections. Doctors and nurses who treat staph-infected patients and then don’t carefully wash up can spread the germ to other patients. Germ-contaminated medical devices used on people having dialysis or medical procedures also can spread staph. Older patients and blacks are most at risk, according to the recent report by government researchers. MRSA, pronounced Muhr-suh, has been around for decades and in recent years has spread to schools, prisons and crowded public housing projects. Even healthy people can carry it on their skin. It may look like a pimple or spider bite that doesn’t heal, but it can turn deadly if it enters the bloodstream or morphs into a flesh-eating wound. Yet, many infection control experts oppose required testing for it in hospitals. Many note that MRSA is just one of dozens of risky germs that often infect people in hospitals – particularly those with weakened immune systems or open wounds.
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But Lisa McGiffert doesn’t buy it. The director of the Consumers Union’s campaign to stop hospital infections calls that “an argument of distraction.” “Certainly there are other superbugs and they should be tackling those, too,” said McGiffert. “To eradicate hospital-acquired infections is going to take a comprehensive effort” that should include testing hospital patients, she said. About 1.7 million Americans each year develop infections from various germs while hospitalized and almost 100,000 of them die, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
MRSA accounts for only about 10 percent of these infections. Other worrisome bugs include C-difficile (an intestinal infection), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (linked with intestinal, skin and blood infections), and drug-resistant Acinetobacter (which can cause pneumonia, skin and blood infections); none of them accounts for more than 10 percent of hospital infections. MRSA infections have hogged attention, partly because they’re on the rise. And, acknowledges the CDC’s Dr. John Jernigan, “MRSA likely accounts for a disproportionate amount of illness and death” because of its strength and resistance to mainline antibiotics.
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Genetically modified foods are, from my perception, one of the largest threats that we have against the very sustainability of the human race. Let’s face it, how long can your descendants survive if there isn’t any food to eat? Although Monsanto doesn’t believe this is a possibility, their shortsighted focus on profits is blinding them to the very real threats that this technology is posing to the viability of the human race. Jeffrey Smith does a great job of summarizing his main findings in this fascinating video series, recounting how GMO health problems have indeed been recorded as far back as 1989. At that time, several people started seeking medical attention for severe and puzzling health problems such as:
Severe pain
Hair loss
Memory loss
Muscle weakness, and uncontrollable muscle spasms
Hardening of the skin
Through a series of events, these symptoms were traced back to genetically modified strains of L-tryptophan. Up to 10,000 people were affected and some 100 of them died. Uncovered documents revealed that the FDA knew about these health problems for about five years prior to the “epidemic,” which only became known as an epidemic after the story was published in the New York Times, and people began coming out of the woodwork displaying these symptoms that no one had been able to diagnose before. To illustrate this point – that GMO’s may very well be wreaking havoc with your health and you don’t even know it’s the source of your problems – is the fact that the toxic L-tryptophan was only discovered because its symptoms were acute, rare, and had a very fast onset. These things are what get doctors curious about unearthing the cause. But as Jeffrey Smith points out – what if the damage doesn’t occur overnight? What if the symptoms are milder? Thousands of genetically modified products are now on the market, creating potentially life-threatening problems, but no one knows what to look out for. Why? Because no one knows the full extent of what happens to the end product when you splice in new genes. The only thing that is guaranteed is that it will create surprise side effects… However, according to Smith’s research, what we do know is that between 1994 and 2001 – at the same time as GMO’s flooded the market – food related illnesses DOUBLED.
GMO foods can be:
Allergenic
Toxic
Carcinogenic
Anti-nutritional
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It may also create brand new diseases that we’ve never seen before, in addition to spurring on the disease rate of some we already have, such as cancer. Although the major food giants are carrying on with their claim that GM foods are no different from conventionally grown varieties, the research begs to differ. Here is just a sampling of the unsavory findings associated with GM foods:
GM peas caused lung damage in mice
GM potatoes may cause cancer in rats
Bacteria in your gut can take up DNA from GM food
They may be spurring the creation of weed-killer-resistant superweeds Smith mentions the superior work of Arpad Pusztai, PhD, a (formerly pro-biotech) scientist who was hired to evaluate the safety of GMO food, and then fired for his negative findings and his outspoken criticism of the industry’s shoddy science. Fortunately, he finally managed to get his animal feeding study published in the journal Lancet in 1999 (see the Lancet October 16, 1999;354(9187):1353-4 for the full PDF article).
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Despite the efforts of concerned scientists like Pusztai, you may be surprised to learn that you have a 75 percent chance of picking a food with genetically modified ingredients in the United States. This is because at least seven out of every 10 items have been genetically modified! Many of you probably try to avoid genetically modified foods, but very few know what they really are, since there are no labeling requirements identifying GMO ingredients. To get an idea of how widespread these ingredients are, I recommend taking a look at The GMO Food Guide I published a couple of months ago. Jeffrey Smith’s website www.seedsofdeception.com also gives you a more in-depth overview of GMO laced products, but the four main culprits are:
Soy
Corn
Cottonseed
Canola
The offspring of these products include items such as maltodextrin, soy lecitin, and high fructose corn syrup. Other GMO products include:
Some varieties of zucchini, crookneck squash, and papayas from Hawaii, Milk containing rbGH, Rennet (containing genetically modified enzymes) used to make hard cheeses, Aspartame (NutraSweet)
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What Can You Do?
Along with using the GMO Food Guide and avoiding the products mentioned above, there’s other tricks you that can use to figure out if something is genetically modified in your fresh produce aisles:
Examine produce stickers on the fruits and vegetables you buy. The PLU code for conventionally grown fruit consists of four numbers; organically grown fruit has five numbers prefaced by the number nine; and GM fruit has five numbers prefaced by the number eight.
Buy organic produce as often as you can. By definition, food that is certified organic must be free from all GM organisms. Stay away from all processed foods, as most of these contain corn and soy ingredients.
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Fortunately, as a consumer you do have power. You can choose not to be a victim of deception, and you can choose what you feed your family. Large portions of Europe have already succeeded in squashing GMO’s out of their food supply, forcing food manufacturers to use real ingredients in their European product lines. But here in the U.S. we’re still stuck with it to a very large degree. You can be the change you want to see in America, by educating yourself, spreading the word, and refusing to buy GMO products. Share this article with your friends and family, and if you haven’t yet taken the time to watch The Future of Food, please do so now. It is perhaps one of the most important videos on this subject, and one that everyone in American should watch and pass on to others.

Related Articles:
The Future of Food — You NEED to Watch This Video!!!
The GMO Food Guide
Monsanto Workers Ban GMO Foods From Their Own Cafeteria
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Dr. Mercola November 06 2007
The REAL Reasons You Want to Avoid Genetically Modified Foods In this lecture, Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception, summarizes the contents of his book, which explains how genetically modified foods cause health problems, and their potential for creating a vast array of unforeseen and surprising illnesses. He also sheds light on how the corruption within the U.S. government, the FDA, and the GMO industry has allowed, and perpetuated, the cover-up.
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Dr. Mercola’s Comments:
Genetically modified foods are, from my perception, one of the largest
threats that we have against the very sustainability of the human race. Let’s face it, how long can your descendants survive if there isn’t any food to eat?
Although Monsanto doesn’t believe this is a possibility, their shortsighted focus on profits is blinding them to the very real threats that this technology is posing to the viability of the human race. Jeffrey Smith does a great job of summarizing his main findings in this fascinating video series, recounting how GMO health problems have indeed been recorded as far back as 1989. At that time, several people started seeking medical attention for severe and puzzling health problems such as:
Severe pain
Hair loss
Memory loss
Muscle weakness, and uncontrollable muscle spasms
Hardening of the skin
Through a series of events, these symptoms were traced back to genetically modified strains of L-tryptophan. Up to 10,000 people were affected and some 100 of them died. Uncovered documents revealed that the FDA knew about these health problems for about five years prior to the “epidemic,” which only became known as an epidemic after the story was published in the New York Times, and people began coming out of the woodwork displaying these symptoms that no one had been able to diagnose before.
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To illustrate this point – that GMO’s may very well be wreaking havoc with your health and you don’t even know it’s the source of your problems – is the fact that the toxic L-tryptophan was only discovered because its symptoms were acute, rare, and had a very fast onset. These things are what get doctors curious about unearthing the cause. But as Jeffrey Smith points out – what if the damage doesn’t occur overnight? What if the symptoms are milder? Thousands of genetically modified products are now on the market, creating potentially life-threatening problems, but no one knows what to look out for.
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Why? Because no one knows the full extent of what happens to the end product when you splice in new genes. The only thing that is guaranteed is that it will create surprise side effects… However, according to Smith’s research, what we do know is that between 1994 and 2001 – at the same time as GMO’s flooded the market – food related illnesses DOUBLED.
GMO foods can be:
Allergenic
Toxic
Carcinogenic
Anti-nutritional
It may also create brand new diseases that we’ve never seen before, in addition to spurring on the disease rate of some we already have, such as cancer.
Although the major food giants are carrying on with their claim that GM foods are no different from conventionally grown varieties, the research begs to differ. Here is just a sampling of the unsavory findings associated with GM foods:
GM peas caused lung damage in mice
GM potatoes may cause cancer in rats
Bacteria in your gut can take up DNA from GM food
They may be spurring the creation of weed-killer-resistant superweeds Smith mentions the superior work of Arpad Pusztai, PhD, a (formerly pro-biotech) scientist who was hired to evaluate the safety of GMO food, and then fired for his negative findings and his outspoken criticism of the industry’s shoddy science. Fortunately, he finally managed to get his animal feeding study published in the journal Lancet in 1999 (see the Lancet October 16, 1999;354(9187):1353-4 for the full PDF article). Despite the efforts of concerned scientists like Pusztai, you may be surprised to learn that you have a 75 percent chance of picking a food with genetically modified ingredients in the United States. This is because at least seven out of every 10 items have been genetically modified! Many of you probably try to avoid genetically modified foods, but very few know what they really are, since there are no labeling requirements identifying GMO ingredients. To get an idea of how widespread these ingredients are, I recommend taking a look at The GMO Food Guide I published a couple of months ago. Jeffrey Smith’s website www.seedsofdeception.com also gives you a more in-depth overview of GMO laced products, but the four main culprits are:
Soy
Corn
Cottonseed
Canola
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The offspring of these products include items such as maltodextrin, soy lecitin, and high fructose corn syrup.
Other GMO products include:
Some varieties of zucchini,
crookneck squash,
and papayas from Hawaii
Milk containing rbGH
Rennet (containing genetically modified enzymes)
used to make hard cheeses
Aspartame (NutraSweet)
What Can You Do?
Along with using the GMO Food Guide and avoiding the products
mentioned above, there’s other tricks you that can use to figure out if something is genetically modified in your fresh produce aisles: Examine produce stickers on the fruits and vegetables you buy. The PLU code for conventionally grown fruit consists of four numbers; organically grown fruit has five numbers prefaced by the number nine; and GM fruit has five numbers prefaced by the number eight. Buy organic produce as often as you can. By definition, food that is certified organic must be free from all GM organisms. Stay away from all processed foods, as most of these contain corn and soy ingredients.
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Fortunately, as a consumer you do have power. You can choose not to be a victim of deception, and you can choose what you feed your family. Large portions of Europe have already succeeded in squashing GMO’s out of their food supply, forcing food manufacturers to use real ingredients in their European product lines. But here in the U.S. we’re still stuck with it to a very large degree. You can be the change you want to see in America, by educating yourself, spreading the word, and refusing to buy GMO products.
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Share this article with your friends and family, and if you haven’t yet taken the time to watch The Future of Food, please do so now. It is perhaps one of the most important videos on this subject, and one that everyone in American should watch and pass on to others.
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Related Articles:
The Future of Food — You NEED to Watch This Video!!!
The GMO Food Guide
Monsanto Workers Ban GMO Foods From Their Own Cafeteria
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There is another very good reason for resisting GMO in addition to health concerns and is this: You cannot patent a naturally occuring organism. Anyone, for instance can grow and sell tomatoes but if someone creates a special genetically modified tomato, they own the right to it. Only they can sell it for whatever they can get. If this special tomato crowds out all the natural varieties then there is only one place to go for your tomatoes and then watch the price rise! It is easy to see why such a scenario is attractive to the big food corporations. If they play their cards right they can make the kind of obscene profits the drug companies make. Control and profits is what this is all about, not cheap food. Quite the reverse. The big corporations already have enough control over our lives, don’t let them control your food supply. Here is the UK we resisted the introduction of GMO foods but we wouldn’t buy them, the supermarkets had to stop selling them and the government had to stop trying to force them down our throats. You in the US must do the same not only for your helath but for your freedom to choose what to eat.
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When I read this I wondered if GMO was the most serious issue to our health/environment. “Under the Bush new Police State, freedom of speech and assembly have been replaced with arrest and detention. The new presidential signing statements , give the govt. the freedom to declare anyone an enemy combatant or terrorist and intimidate and arrest anyone who protests anything this government is doing, without due process of law (HABEAS CORPUS). It’s happening all over the country and will only get worse when Bush declares Martial Law and opens the detention camps to us citizen who protest in any way, the fascist dictatorship that has beCOME theocratic America. The ACLU has it’s work cut out for itself, but it will be like shoveling coal against the tide.
I’m no expert, but in the UK we have fought off this sickness called GMO as far as possible.It keeps comiong bacK though. Even organic foods can’t be certified below(I think) 0.9% contamination by GMO due to leaching across plant boundaries. Modified starch is in a lot of stuff-and recently the broader issue has been raised again for consideration.’They’ are persistent…so should opponents be the same. Gov’ts have been lax over asbestos,nuclear waste from tests,flouride in water ( THE most precious commodity on the ‘good’ earth’) and smoking risks for decades.
What’s new?
PS I have a cigar sometimes…my risk , btw!
The only good thing is we don’t have 1000’s killed every day as in WW1 – but I doubt the dead/ injured from then would have fought for our current system- had they known what the legacy would be.
Nanny (corporate) state climbs into every aspect of our lives these days..and the only defence is for people to deal for themselves- or be used .
It’s hard work ,fighting back- but go to it people !!
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Do any of the readers have micro chips in their animals?
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Besides the GMO attacks on farmers and consumers, they are also looking at the possibility of forced Animal Identification and human identification. NAIS should alarm everyone. If USDA is allowed to continue with NAIS, small/private farmers, homesteaders, hobbyists will drop their animals like hot potatoes. Some have already, sadly, preferring to give up their animals rather than fight.

All of these issues are connected. It begs a much larger social question. Can we form communities around our farmers to protect them and our food sources?
Is cooperative intentional community the direction we need to move? While I believe all the suggestions are a great start, I don’t think we can stop there. Our way of living and thinking must change and it must change to include “the other” The other’s point of view out of compassion. In community with and for each other. Farmers need our help or buying local/organic won’t be an option. A final thought: “Even evil must serve the good. It takes a stand against the working of the divine and yet it cannot do otherwise than intensify, through resistance, the effectiveness of the good”.
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Having dealt with a mysterious, undiagnosable but disabling “autoimmune disorder” over the last year and a half, I do wonder how much of my illness was caused by GMO’s and other environmental toxins. It most likely messed with my DNA, causing my own cells to attack each other….causing my connective tissue (what makes up all our organs!) to harden. The basic MO of all auto-immunity is in the anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) found easily in a routine blood lab, if you request it. It’s our body developing an attack organism flowing in our blood targeted toward the nucleus of our own otherwise “healthy” cells. In coming years, will research point to GMO’s being the culprit behind this nuclear shift in our bodies?
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Since going pure organic and veggie juicing heavily (as well as going gluten-free, changing cook-ware, doing a heavy metal detox, supplements, etc) I have seen my symptoms lift, and better yet, my bloodwork has returned with no evidence of auto-immunity whatsoever. My mainstream docs had predicted I’d be dead in 2-5 years. No–I’d only be dying if I was still eating the usual mainstream American diet. I wonder what they’re eating?
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While reading articles on smoking and the health crisis smoking
presented, I see many comparasions. For too many years our great protector, “The Government,” never so much as opened it’s mouth for a number of years. Yet people were loosing their health, as well as life itself, and the government remained silent. So I guess even now governmental silence is for the greater good, which is to say we are expendable. We the people are the lab rats, and Con-Agra, Tyson, and the rest laugh all the way to the bank.
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Deception is something that works very well, and we as citizens do not have a voice. These giant corporations create commercials to tell us we are safe, and GMOs present no true harm, while at the same time people are becoming victims of never before seen illnesses, or illnesses without an apparent cause. Such as lung cancer, and heart disease, caused by smoking, and the Tobacco Industry continued to say there was no direct cause that could be connected to any illness and smoking, that could be found, and proven. Are we not faced with the same set of circumstances? Are we not being told the exact same LIE by those who advocate GMOs? Tyson is now telling us via packaging labels their chickens are natural, no hormones, antibiotics, or steroids. Notice there is no GMO disclaimer. Something smells here.
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Then there is the fight to keep foods from being labeled as such. Never mind many of our so called trading partners refuse to do business with companies who use GMO foods. Even starving Africa refuses these “Franken Foods.”
The informed need to get the word out, to the uninformed, and the world. This is the next big health crisis, preventable health crisis. So read, and speak out tell everyone you know beware “The Franken Food,” and this is no joke.
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If you have the land, grow you own food, if not research
and find good honest Organic Farmers as a food source.
The lives of ourselves, our families, and friends are at stake, make some noise.
PS We have the nerve to say we stand for freedom.
What freedom?
Um, I guess the point is that eating gm foods could cause one to become gm too. This is a really terrible consequence of the gmo game that’s being played out on “we the victims” here in the U$A and in other countries where the Monsantos of the world hold sway over the governments that are corruptible like ours is. We already have to contend with vaccinations, chemtrails, polluted air, numerous toxic food additives, and our drinking water that’s contaminated intentionally with flouride and chlorine (THM’s). GMO’s add a huge unknown dimension, full of nasty surprises, for us all and our progeny. It seems more and more that population reduction is in full swing.
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