Food Modified (Genetically)

you wouldn’t believe what these foods are doing to your body

Glen Fisher

The current state of our food industry has seemed to take on an eerie form of satisfaction; both on the part of the consumer and the producers. Everybody on both ends of our food chain seem to be content. Consumers in our country are able to purchase a wide variety of worldly foods conveniently that are guaranteed to be safe to consume. Most Americans feel secure that our regulations provided by the USDA, the FDA, and other government health agencies ensure adequate testing and research before any food product is put on the market. I believe most Americans would be surprised to find out that certain food products now found in 70% of the food available to us, have never been substantially tested for harmful effects to humans! If you’ve not guessed what I’m referring to, I’m talking about genetically modified organisms and, yes, there are now genetically modified (GM) ingredients in 70% of what’s available at the average North American grocery store.

    I bet many folks right now are a bit confused about this, and are probably asking how something that common in our food supply could escape testing. That is a very good question, and when I first asked it, I was incredibly shocked to find the answer.

    Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) were established widely in the food industry by 1996, and government review of their products began in the early 1990s. Upon initial review, scientists at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised that GM foods may be potentially dangerous and should necessitate extensive long-term testing. With this information, which was only released to the public because of a lawsuit, the White House at the time ordered a formal policy written regarding GMO’s.

 

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