Many people do not realize the extent to which foods are being modified. No, not foods like french fries, burritos, or potato chips... or any of the thousands of processed foods that by the very nature of the name tells you they've been 'modified'. The foods that I'm referring to are the ones you would never think need modification. Crops such as corn in particular are being genetically modified. That means the seeds used to grow corn have been engineered, and done so with the intent of protecting the crops and producing higher yields. Yet, is this technology cause for concern? Is the nutritional value, including the vitamin and nutrient content, being compromised? One recommendation made is to supplement with Juice Plus+ for added fruit and vegetable nutrients. While Juice Plus+ is not a substitute for fruits and vegetables, it does provide added nutrition to your diet.
But, what effect do these changes have or will they have on the health and well-being of those who consume these foods? All questions worth asking. Here's more on genetically modified foods (GMOs)--
Comments: In addition to the questionable nature of genetically modified foods, we need to protect the one source of nutrition that we know to be optimal for our health - namely, fruits and vegetables. If we let this go, like anything that gets "tampered" with, it will go too far and quite possibly so much so that it's too late to make the necessary corrections. Fruits and vegetables are the foundation for good health and should not be genetically modified, no matter how good the intent may seem.
1. GM crops failed to deliver promised benefits
2. GM crops posing escalating problems on the farm
3. Extensive transgenic contamination unavoidable
4. GM crops not safe
5. GM food raises serious safety concerns
6. Dangerous gene products are incorporated into crops
7. Terminator crops spread male sterility
8. Broad-spectrum herbicides highly toxic to humans and other species
9. Genetic engineering creates super-viruses
10. Transgenic DNA in food taken up by bacteria in human gut
11. Transgenic DNA and cancer
12. CaMV 35S promoter increases horizontal gene transfer
13. A history of misrepresentation and suppression of scientific evidence
Final Note: These are real concerns when it comes to the quality of our food supply. We know that tampering with genetics is serious stuff, and while may seem like a good idea on the surface, will most likely have unwanted consequences that could be permanent. Stick to a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and also make your voice heard to your local and state representatives about your concern over modifying our food supply.
The Health & Wellness Institute, PC