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@Atwas911 I agree wholeheartedly that there is a HUGE problem with conventionally raised meat and dairy. Growth hormones and antibiotics are terrible. I would never eat meat/dairy that isn't grass-fed, organic, free-range (and I eat little meat and dairy anyway, due to health concerns of meat/dairy, as well as the horrible environmental consequences).
I DO DISAGREE with your belief that GMOs are safe. It is true that most foods are modified through centuries-old methods of cross breeding and hybridizing. HOWEVER, this is VERY DIFFERENT FROM TRANSGENIC GMO /GE modification whereby the gene is bombarded with outside viruses and other materials just to get the gene to "accept" the foreign invasion. GMOs allow and require the use of huge amounts of pesticides like "ROUND UP" and 2,4-D ( a major component of the chemical AGENT ORANGE), so we're getting dangerous levels of pesticides in our foods. PLUS, the studies of Monsanto and affiliated parties (which show no dangers of eating GMO food) are controlled only by THEM, and are typically very short (under 3 months). It is only after the 90 day period that the major health issues start to present themselves. More longer term, 3rd party, objective studies need to be conducted to corroborate (or refute) the 2 year study recently released that shows significant organ damage, tumors and premature death to rats who ate GMOs and Roundup.
"Extending the test to find out how preliminary signs of toxicity developed over time is just what Seralini did - and he found that NK603 caused tumours, premature death, and organ damage."
Recently (June 2012) the AMA (American Medical Association) announced it's safety concerns over GMOs:
"The American Medical Association called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered foods as part of a revised policy voted on at the AMA's meeting in Chicago Tuesday."
Monsanto and others claim that GMO/GE foods are safe and basically the same as non-GMO foods in order to get them on our supermarket shelves. However, in the patent courts they claim GMOs to be novel and significantly different from traditional seed in order to get them patented. They shouldn't be able to have it both ways.
MANY MORE INDEPENDENT STUDIES NEED TO BE DONE LONG TERM (2 YEARS ON RATS) TO DECIDE THE TRUTH ON GMOS.
I, AND MY FAMILY, DO NOT WISH TO BE PART OF MOSANTO'S AND DOW CHEMICAL'S GREAT EXPERIMENT ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I REFUSE TO ADD TO THEIR PROFITS, SINCE THEY REFUSE TO MAKE SURE THEIR PRODUCTS ARE TRULY SAFE FOR US TO EAT (OR EVEN FOR OUR ANIMALS TO EAT).
There are numerous sites on the web that can lead you to this same conclusion, once you look beyond the hype that Monsanto, et al, want you to believe.
7 months ago on 52 Healthy Meals in 12 Minutes or Less
Okay, so there are some interesting ideas here, thanks. HOWEVER, anything that includes Carnation Breakfast Essentials is UNHEALTHY. People read your labels- avoid GMOs and GROWTH HORMONES and PESTICIDES.
NONFAT MILK, SUGAR, MALTODEXTRIN, COCOA (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), LACTOSE, AND LESS THAN 2% OF DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM ASCORBATE (VITAMIN C), SOY LECITHIN, CARRAGEENAN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, FERRIC ORTHOPHOSPHATE (IRON SOURCE), CORNSTARCH, ALPHA TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), NIACINAMIDE, SALT, COPPER GLUCONATE, ZINC OXIDE, CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE (PANTOTHENIC ACID), MANGANESE SULFATE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE (VITAMIN B6), THIAMINE MONONITRATE (VITAMIN B1), BIOTIN, VITAMIN K1 (PHYTONADIONE), FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN D3 (CHOLECALCIFEROL), VITAMIN B12 (CYANOCOBALAMIN), WHEAT STARCH.