Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Danger Lurking in Your Grocery Store!

As I travel around our region, I speak on herbs and how to live a healthier life with them.  One of the things that amazes me is how very few people have heard of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) or are aware that they ARE eating them. And they have absolutely no idea how dangerous they are to our health.  Most people don't know that we are being forced (because they will not allow us to have knowledge of what contains a GMO) to eat foods that are replete with bacteria and viuses...that we are eating living organisms that have NEVER been part of the food chain before...which makes us THE GUINEA PIGS for a vast global medical experiment whether you want to be a part or not.  I try to educate people about the dangers of GMOs (along with chemicals,  microwaves, aluminum, fluoride and plastic).  I purchased The Future of Food from the Kansas Milkmaid and I highly recommend you get a copy to pass around among your friends and family.  You can also view this movie online.  It is 90 minutes long and you can see it here.

I wanted to share what Dr. Mercola had to say about this movie and about Monsanto, a company that I believe (read opinion here!) represents the ultimate in corporate evil with their consuming desire for profit and the greed that they demonstrate.  I am posting Dr. Mercola's message here because I think it is so important, I will however make a small disclaimer that I don't agree with everything Dr. Mercola believes or states on his site but I do think he is completely correct on this subject.  Here is his column:

Dr. Mercola's Comment:

Without a doubt this is one of the best documentaries I have ever viewed. It will help you understand the very real threat that ALL future generations face as a result of genetic engineering.

Please schedule 90 minutes and watch this film with your family.

Also pass the link to your friends and family, who you should be seeing over the holidays; they also need to see this! It could be one of the best investments of your and their time -- ever.

Your jaw will drop to the floor when you find out how Monsanto has manipulated the Supreme Court and how they are risking the very future of our civilization for their own corporate greed.

Monsanto has succeeded in first patenting their own GMO seeds, and then slapping patents on a huge number of crop seeds, patenting life forms for the first time without a vote of the people or Congress ... thus letting new life forms loose on the land without long-term testing of the health effects and real government controls, especially labeling of foods.

The film questions why the U.S. government hasn't required GMO foods to undergo the rigorous testing required of medicines created by recombinant DNA technology, and why it has resisted efforts to require GMO labeling on foods, as Europe does.

Suggesting an answer, the film ticks off all the government officials who have links to Monsanto, including Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Terminator technology may be one of the greatest threats to humanity. If it is used by Monsanto on a large-scale basis, it will likely inevitably lead to famine and starvation on a worldwide basis. Billions of people on the planet are supported by farmers who save seeds from the crops and replant these seeds the following year.

Seeds are planted. The crop is harvested. And the seeds from the harvest are replanted the following year. Most farmers cannot afford to buy new seeds every year, so collecting and replanting seeds is a crucial part of the agricultural cycle. This is the way food has been grown successfully for thousands of years.

What is most concerning is that the traits from genetically-engineered crops can get passed on to other crops. Once the terminator seeds are released into a region, the trait of seed sterility could be passed to other non-genetically-engineered crops, making most or all of the seeds in the region sterile.

If that is not bad enough, consider this:

Phytochemicals (free-radical and anti-oxidants) are substances that plants naturally produce to protect themselves against viruses, bacteria, and fungi and are essential for the next generation of seeds. The plant creates phytochemicals as it comes to its peak ripeness on the vine.

The foods we eat today are already lacking in these essential elements due to the fact that the majority of our foods are picked before peak ripeness for transportation means. The reason it is recommended that we eat several servings of fruits and vegetables a day is because of the health-providing benefits of these phytochemicals.

If the terminator seed prevents the plant from germinating the vegetable or fruit itself will not contain any of these essential nutrients and our bodies and immune systems will be left open for attack from all viruses and bacteria. We will be defenseless, as plants are our only way of getting these essential nutrients.

On Vital Votes, biochemist Dr. Russ Bianchi from Soquel, California weighs in:

"The food chain folks is totally corrupted by the GREED and PROFIT factor, with little, or no oversight, or real policing, despite official representations to the contrary, unless you kill a couple of dozen folks in a junk or fast food joint, in a pattern that can not be denied, or litigated with a gag order and sealing or records, out of court.

"'The Future Of Food' IS this century's version of Upton Sinclair's expose 'The Jungle', which exposed the horrid conditions of the meat and poultry industry in America, at the turn of the 20th century.

"After watching this important video, you will think more than twice about consuming ANYTHING remotely near genetic modification, for yourselves, your family, or your friends!!!

"Remember, the European Union has already BANNED GMO, for good reason, it is unhealthy, NOT safe, and DEADLY!!!

"So why is the FDA allowing GMO to move forward in the USA? ...  Simple, as the line from Watergate suggested from the shadowy informer called Deep Throat: 'follow the money' ?

"Here is a chance, though be it a remote one, considering the media PR blitz pushing GMO in the USA, to help yourselves and your health, by not falling for a total con job from Big GMO pushers.

"Just Say 'NO!' ... if you do not purchase GMO products, they will be unable to sell them.

"Pressure your retailers (local markets, produces sellers, dairies, Supermarket and Big Box Store or specialty and natural health food chains) to have FULL disclosure if genetically modified ... an economic response is the ONLY true counter-balancing force left to stop this incarnate EVIL.

"Also read Greg Critser's 'Fat Land' that explains in detail how these MONSTERS pushing GMO think they can trick YOU by keeping the prices low ..."

Other responses to this article can be viewed at Vital Votes, and you can add your own thoughts or vote on comments by first registering at Vital Votes.

What to do?  Write, visit, email or call your representatives and explain to them that YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW and that you are being DENIED YOUR RIGHT TO MAKE CHOICES about your food because of the lack of labeling requirements!  Insist that your government require the labeling of products containing GMOs, as so many other governments have done.

So, pour a cup of your favorite herbal tea and sit down to watch this will change your life!


  1. I recently saw something that said Europe is beginning to allow GMO with France lagging behind. Which contradicts what was said in this review. I was very surprised and wish I could remember where I saw it. If I find it, I will send it.

  2. Wise men lay up knowledge: but the Mouth of the foolish is near destruction. (Proverbs 10:14 KJV)

    You are correct about the very few people who know about GMOs, and how near their mouths are to the potentially destructive ill effects of the food that they are probably already eating which contains them.

    At Acres Of Hope America, what amazes and concerns us the most, is how little the body of Christ knows about where or how our food is produced, and what our priestly stewardship responsibility is in caring for His creation and His temple.

    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6 KJV)

    Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17 NASB)

    So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31. (NIV)

    An urgent priority of the Acres Of Hope America ministry is to inform and educate the church on the World’s insidious and alarming seizure and control of America’s farming and food systems. We have created a live teaching presentation titled, “Reclaiming and Restoring America’s Farming and Food Systems for Christ.” For the past six months we have targeted churches, parishes and Christian groups throughout the Southeast with this educational message.

    We have found from conducting these presentations, that when people are presented the truth about how and where our food comes from, and how it is counter to God’s creative and sustaining plan, the overwhelming response we receive is one of alarming shock and anger. We are encouraging and mobilizing many of these folks to move past surprise and emotion to becoming part of the corrective solution by actively supporting responsible local small farmers and ranchers (especially Christian agrarians) with more of their food purchases. We are also pointing them to resources to be better informed and to become small farm advocates and consumer activists for local, nutritious and safer food supplies.

    We have recently purchased and reviewed the “Future of Food” DVD. We have found it very informative and creditable. We also highly recommend it.

    The Acres Of Hope America presentation mentioned above covers many of the same facts on genetic engineering and the unjust intellectual property rights these global corporate giants are using as a government sanctioned oppressive weapon. Our presentation goes beyond GM to a broader overview of the farming and food crisis and the devastating impact on small farmers and rural communities. Our teachings are founded and presented from a biblical worldview.

    We are planning to publish a Bible-based “Future of Food” facilitator’s guide to be used in conjunction with the “Future of Food” DVD for those wishing to inform and witness to family and friends. This resource when published will be available as a free download from

    Cheri, thank you for the great contribution you are making in your travels and on your informative and inspiring blog.

    God bless

  3. Cheri

    Could you comment further about your concerns re using a microwave? I have heard that they give off "something" that's not good to be around when in use, but what about the effect on the food? I've also heard dishwashers give off something that's not good for you too. Would like to clarify my thinking so I can better decide where to draw the line on these things. Thanks!

  4. May I share something with Theresa? I do not know about the dishwasher and any effects it gives off. I do know that hand washing uses less water and electricity. As for the microwave, we have not used one in 13 years. I recall my husband referring to the use of it as "nuking it." That should tell you something. :-) Does anyone remember when we were children and young adults being told not to sit close to the t.v. or for very long? Is it not emitting those same things? And the same is true for the computer, I think. Now I'm stepping on toes. So, I'll stop.

  5. Denise,

    You're not stepping on my toes! I don't have much use for tv! Also, I've always heard that the mw isn't good but was just curious as to specific reasons.

  6. Denise,
    I know that the U.S. has greatly pressured the EU to accept GMO foods - but as fas as I know they haven't caved yet!

  7. Barry,
    Thanks so much for the kind words! I checked out your website and was greatly impressed...mind if I place your link on my site? I look forward to the guide that you mentioned for the movie. What you have said about the foolishness of man when compared to the wisdom of God - all of true...we are monkeying with things so far beyond our comprehension - man has truly become so arrogant.
    Makes me think of a small child who says "I can take the car apart and put it back together" when they really don't know the inner workings of that vehicle.
    Thanks again!

  8. Teresa,
    Well, I haven't heard anything about dishwashers before....but the studies I have read about microwaves.... I'll post on it in the next day or so - too long to write about in the comment section :)

    Thanks for chiming in - you are always welcome :)

  9. "arrogant"

    Cheri, it took me 501 words to communicate what you so powerfully defined in the word arrogant. You are truly a gifted wordsmith.

    We are grateful and honored for you to link to our website. The Acres Of Hope America website will be linking to other resources in the future, and with your permission, we also would be pleased to provide a link to TNfarmgirl.

  10. Thank you Barry! I'll add your link to my site and you certainly have my permission to link to mine. I'll be contacting you by email with further questions.

  11. My husband purchased The Future of Food dvd and we all watched. It is incredibly enlightening! I was shocked and horrified at how our food is being genetically engineered. I don't like that idea at all!! I went from ignorance to informed and interested very quickly. I am learning so much. My husband has always been interested in growing food, now I am too. I'm concerned and alarmed for our family and our freedom. We are working toward self-sufficiency as much as possible. We have now joined the organic and "No-NAIS" bandwagons.

  12. Hi Julie,
    It is shocking...and getting they are splicing human genes into rice. And the loss of our freedoms...unbelievable! Learning to raise our own food - something everyone used to know - is necessary once again if we want to have "authentic" food not laced with GMOs, drugs, or human genes. Welcome to the bandwagons :)


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