Food Allergies In Children
Food Allergies in children have seen a 50% increase in recent years. The other night I watched a movie on Netflix called, “Consumed”. It is a story of a young single mother whose child develops a severe allergic reaction and what she does to investigate the cause. She ultimately traces the probable cause to GMO food. While the movie is fictionalized, many of the scenarios presented are factual. This includes the picture of the rat tumors taken from a study known as the Seralini Study.
Food Allergies In Children Are Increasing
Did you know that 1 in 12 children have food allergies? According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies in children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. The economic cost of food allergies in children is nearly $25 billion per year.
The movie “Consumed” credits mention that over 50% of the US population does not understand what GMO means and 25% have never even heard the term. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and refers to a plant or animal that has been genetically engineered in the lab to alter its natural characteristics.
Many of these modifications are to help the crop withstand exposure to Monsanto’s Herbicide, Roundup. A principal chemical in Roundup is glyphosate and is a suspected carcinogen. Glyphosate is now found almost everywhere because it has been sprayed so profusely.
60 countries in the world either require GMO labeling or have the foresight to ban GMO outright, The US, sadly, is not one of them. In the United States, the food industry is self-regulated.
The result is over 80% of the food we eat is GMO or contains GMO ingredients. GMO crops (and animals) have not been tested for human consumption. That test is being conducted today and you are the guinea pig. The bottom line is we do not know the long term implications of GMO crops but there is substantial evidence that it is not good.
The Food Supply Has Been Compromised
The chemical industry has poisoned our food supply, the food industry has rushed things to market for profit without testing, the government has turned a blind eye and we the consumer are getting sick. It is that simple. See for example an additional blog post concerning GMO Corn
Coincidentally as if to add fuel to the fire, yesterday afternoon I saw an article that Quaker is being sued by two states over a labeling issue. It turns out that while the box says 100% natural, trace amounts of the chemical glyphosate were found in the oatmeal. Tests have also revealed glyphosate in whole wheat bread, bagels, hot cereals, coffee creamers, instant oatmeal and more.
As I said previously, Glyphosate is the principle chemical found in the herbicide Roundup from Monsanto . Now one argument I saw was that this is a trace amount and is therefore non consequential.
Excuse me! When did it become acceptable to put any amount, no matter how small, of poison in our cereal? It is also stated that the amount of glyphosate falls, “well below the limit set by federal regulators for human consumption”. When did Federal regulators decide how much poison is safe for human consumption? Where are the test results and long term studies that show conclusively that it is safe to eat poison for breakfast?
Reminds me of the novel, “Flowers In The Attic” Keep em in the dark and feed em small amounts of poison for breakfast every day until they die!
It is time to take back control of our food supply. It is time for Monsanto to go bye bye!
It begins in the womb
Sadly it begins before birth. Recently, 10 unborn babies were tested for toxic chemicals while in the womb. There was an average of 100 toxic chemicals found in each fetus. They all tested positive for the chemicals that were in the mother’s blood stream.
We are overexposed
That is the sad reality! We are overexposed to toxic chemicals. The manufacturers argue that the amounts are so small as to be meaningless and not harmful. I will give them that on a single isolated basis . If we were exposed to one product perhaps once a day, maybe our bodies could handle it but we are not. We are exposed to 100’s of products multiple times each day and each one has its own small amount of toxins. So the effect is cumulative. We are being poisoned slowly by our government, our food and beauty industry and our industrial strength cleaning products.
Toxins And Our Environment
Since 1985, over 20,000 new chemicals have been introduced and are soaking our environment, our children and you. And yes! the FDA and EPA allow it. These industries are, to a great extent, unregulated. To learn more about toxins in your home and body and your children, check out The Toxic Truth. The magnitude of the problem will astound you.
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