why is eating GMO foods unhealthy?

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    Feb 19, 2016 8:38 PM GMT
    I just finished reading a book on health and diet and the authors were very anti-GMO but never said why.

    Please tell me what I need to know about why GMO is bad for me.
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    Feb 19, 2016 8:40 PM GMT
    Overconsumption of GMOs can decrease dick size by as much as half.icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Feb 19, 2016 9:09 PM GMT
    CANCER CANCER CANCER!!!

    Although, that's a good thang for phamaceuticals!

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    Feb 19, 2016 9:11 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidOverconsumption of GMOs can decrease dick size by as much as half.icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

    Ah, so there are advantages to having a 12" dick.
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    Feb 19, 2016 9:17 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    HottJoe saidOverconsumption of GMOs can decrease dick size by as much as half.icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

    Ah, so there are advantages to having a 12" dick.

    I think 12" dicks are orgasmic I mean, organic. Oops, Freudian slip...
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    Feb 19, 2016 9:18 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidCANCER CANCER CANCER!!!

    Although, that's a good thang for phamaceuticals!


    The system is rigged!icon_mad.gif

    Sanders 2016
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    Feb 19, 2016 9:20 PM GMT
    Why, consuming corn and soy and wheat with genetically engineered toxins is always a good idea?
  • interestingch...

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    Feb 19, 2016 10:12 PM GMT
    Although we don't know the effects it will have as yet because it hasn't been around long enough to see a pattern, in the US there is a very large percentage of digestive disorders including colitis and crohn's which is one of the most undignified diseases you can have, cancer and nervous system disorders I expect will be linked to all this, time will tell,
    You shouldn't mess with nature, its like it is for a reason and god only knows what it will do to future generations and also the food chain which has a delicate balance.
    Look at the Zika virus in south america, that has been proved to have been spread by genetically modified mosquitos which are made in the USA and patented by the Rockerfeller foundation in the 1940's, they will make millions out of the vaccines from that just you watch.
    Go organic and save yourself a lot of future health problems.
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    Feb 19, 2016 10:31 PM GMT
    I cured my own prostate cancer by eating organic/Paleo.

    That's a good enough reason to eat healthy to me.
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    Feb 19, 2016 10:49 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI cured my own prostate cancer by eating organic/Paleo.

    That's a good enough reason to eat healthy to me.


    I have heard that a good prevention technique is to have anal sex frequently, though I have not hear of any double blind studies to test the theory.
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    Feb 20, 2016 12:11 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidI cured my own prostate cancer by eating organic/Paleo.

    That's a good enough reason to eat healthy to me.


    Having done much research on holistic living, there seems to be a link with people eating nuts, mainly almonds and brazil nuts which stops cancer from developing, 3 a day apparently is all it takes, there seems to be an enzyme in them that stop it from developing.
    Prevention is better than cure
    Congratulations on being healthy and curing yourself.
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    Feb 20, 2016 12:19 AM GMT

    People in Brazil are nuts what with all the soccer.

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    Feb 20, 2016 12:20 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidI just finished reading a book on health and diet and the authors were very anti-GMO but never said why.

    Please tell me what I need to know about why GMO is bad for me.


    I don't know why - not enough data yet. But I do know that I like to know what's in my food, and that the big food producers are doing all they can to resist labeling.
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    Feb 20, 2016 7:52 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI cured my own prostate cancer by eating organic/Paleo.
    That's a good enough reason to eat healthy to me.

    I cured my mental illness by eating lots of chocolate. That's a good enough reason to continue eating lots of chocolate to me.   icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 21, 2016 12:26 AM GMT
    interestingchap said
    paulflexes saidI cured my own prostate cancer by eating organic/Paleo.

    That's a good enough reason to eat healthy to me.


    Having done much research on holistic living, there seems to be a link with people eating nuts, mainly almonds and brazil nuts which stops cancer from developing, 3 a day apparently is all it takes, there seems to be an enzyme in them that stop it from developing.
    Prevention is better than cure
    Congratulations on being healthy and curing yourself.
    Most recent development: Just two days ago I had to call 911 for a friend who couldn't even get up. She'd pee'd on the floor when I got to her place cause she couldn't get up. She'd been experiencing flu-like symptoms, and was given Tamiflu.

    Fast-forward to just a few minutes ago: She's got Guillain-Barré Syndrome. I looked it up, and it turns out that Tamiflu was the cause. Then I looked up Tamiflu, and it turns out there's a class action lawsuit against that company for that very reason.

    People, please go Paleo and eat organic. This GMO shit will make your life a living hell! (and make Big Pharma rich in the process)
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    Feb 21, 2016 12:27 AM GMT
    ^
    Man, I got Tamiflu every year as a precaution but never used it.
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    Feb 21, 2016 12:30 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said^
    Man, I got Tamiflu every year as a precaution but never used it.
    Consider yourself intuitively lucky.
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    Feb 21, 2016 2:34 AM GMT
    GMO's also include selective breeding. Anti-GMO people deserve cancer.
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    Feb 21, 2016 4:18 AM GMT
    The science is quite clear: crop improvement by the modern molecular techniques of biotechnology is safe … The World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the British Royal Society, and every other respected organization that has examined the evidence has come to the same conclusion: consuming foods containing ingredients derived from GM crops is no riskier than consuming the same foods containing ingredients from crop plants modified by conventional plant improvement techniques.

    http://www.aaas.org/sites/default/files/AAAS_GM_statement.pdf

    I suppose anti-GMO types are probably also climate change deniers.
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    Feb 21, 2016 5:04 AM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy93 saidGMO's also include selective breeding. Anti-GMO people deserve cancer.

    Lol. A little extreme, but valid point that people tend to forget. Before GMO became a buzzword, various fruits, grains, and vegetables have been crossbred to be more resistant to harsh weather, poor soil, insects, etc.

    If people are so worried about GMOs, they should probably grow their own food.
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    Feb 21, 2016 6:19 AM GMT
    desertmuscl saidI suppose anti-GMO types are probably also climate change deniers.

    I think you've got that backwards. The anti-GMO people are more likely to be on the left and the climate change deniers on the right. The climate change deniers aren't so much anti science as they are anti government. The way they see it is if climate change is accepted as being caused by humans then it gives government carte blanche to enact regulations to reduce green house gases, etc.
  • wild_sky360

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    Feb 21, 2016 6:20 AM GMT
    Sure, a subset of the broad GMO label is selective breeding....
    to resist ever increasing amounts of applied pesticides and herbicides. Human beings however have not been genetically modified, yet, to consume even more of these toxins than we already have been.

    The creators of these frankenfoods are not trying to feed the world. They are trying to monopolize world food production. They are almost all primarily chemical companies. The seeds just create more demand for those products; an ever increasing demand as every type of agricultural pest and blight is becoming more resistant to them.
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    Feb 21, 2016 6:53 AM GMT
    The danger of GMOs is not to people who consume these crops, but to the environment and our genetic lines of fundamental crops. When some of the new genes "escape" through pollination or bacterial transfer, they can eliminate bees and butterflies, and eliminate non-GMO strains of crops.
  • camfer

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    Feb 21, 2016 3:31 PM GMT
    I own and operate a certified organic farm. I am legally required to make sure my crops do not get contaminated by GMO crops. I have a personal preference not to consume GMO crops. So there's my background and my perspective.

    The most common GMO crops are corn and soybeans. GMO wheat has been created but is not currently marketed. There are GMO potatoes now too, so they may become more readily available. If you are eating conventional food made from corn or soy, in the USA you are almost certainly eating GMOs.

    GMO corn and GMO soy are genetically modified to insert genes into the plants to resist a weed killer called glyphosate. Conventional farmers like this trait because it allows them to plant the crop then come back later and spray the entire crop with a weed killer. Then most of the weeds die but the corn or soy doesn't die. This saves money in growing the crop, because the farmer doesn't have to till the weeds to kill them.

    In corn they have also inserted the genes from a bacteria, so that when when pest insects try to eat the corn, they die from the bacterial toxin present throughout the genetically modified plant.

    All this insertion of genes happens quite differently from the traditional methods of plant breeding that has been going on for millennia.

    So when you are assessing the safety of consuming GMO crops, you have to look at the entire picture of not just the crops, but the chemicals used on the crops. There's no way to completely eliminate all the agricultural chemical residues from the food. If you eat conventional food, you are exposing yourself to the chemicals of industrial agriculture, in trace amounts.

    Glysophate is probably the main chemical of concern. It has been shown to cause tumors in laboratory animals. It is classified as a probable carcinogen. If you eat conventional corn or soy, you are ingesting trace amounts of a probable carcinogen. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Round-up weed killer, so you might be buying this probable carcinogen to spray around the house, too.

    Glyphosate has been around long enough that weeds have developed resistance to it. So now Dow Chemical has used GMO techniques to insert genes into corn to make it resistant to 2-4-D. You may remember this chemical name because of Agent Orange, a Dow Chemical herbicide that was widely applied by US troops in the Vietnam war to defoliate the jungle so they could see where to bomb the Vietnamese people. The troops who worked with Agent Orange got cancer from their exposure to it.

    So if you eat GMO food, just be aware that you probably are eating food that has bacterial toxins inserted into the DNA of the plant, and the plant also has genes within it to resist industrial chemicals such as organophosphates and neonicotinoids, and that the food likely has trace residue amounts of these chemicals in it. The question of the safety of humans eating this stuff may take science decades to determine.

    My personal preference is to avoid all that as much as possible. Organic fruits and vegetables are a simple way to avoid all that, because by law organic farms cannot use synthetic pesticides or genetically modified organisms.

    Myself, I try to avoid having processed food, soy, and grains in my diet anyway, so it's quite easy to avoid GMOs.

    Here's a link to a popular science article regarding glyphosate being classified as a probable carcinogen:

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/widely-used-herbicide-linked-to-cancer/
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    Feb 21, 2016 8:41 PM GMT
    Thanks camfer. That's the kind of information I was hoping to get.