Wednesday, March 27, 2013

GMO'S - No Good For Pets, Either


I'm sure by now you have heard about the dangers of GMO's in our food.

GMO - Genetically modified organism, is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Crossing genes in plants or animals.

One company, Monsanto, owns the So-called “Bt corn” that is equipped with a gene from the soil bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which produces Bt-toxin—a pesticide that breaks open the stomach of certain insects and kills them. That's what they have done with corn, soy, cotton, and canola. If you eat corn, or feed corn, you have it inside of you, and it's inside your pets. Apparently, GMO'S have been invading our food and animal feed for about 20 years.  And apparently, our government is okay with that. I almost got sick, literally, when I read that.

For more:http://www.responsibletechnology.org/gmo-dangers

 It's known to cause all kinds of health problems in dogs, goats, pigs, mice and cows, including sterility, miscarriages, intestinal problems, liver and kidney problems, aggression in pigs, eating problems, itching, allergies, and death.

Rats fed with GMO Corn, grew massive tumors

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), believes that GMO'S are so dangerous to our health, that they recommend non-GMO diets for all people and all animals. I agree.

Recently, we have started buying organic and non GMO, wherever and whenever we can. Very little processed food, natural sugar and flour. We are also planting our own vegetables and herbs. Not an easy thing to do in Northwest Montana.  It's impossible to get away from GMO'S completely. They claim that about 85% of corn and 90% of soy, is GMO. Soy, and even corn is in a lot of processed food products in one form or another. Just check the labels. You may be shocked. And most states don't require labels to show that it is GMO.

Organic and GMO free, are more expensive, and harder to find. But I think it's worth it if you can afford it. You might find that you feel better, have more energy, and are healthier in general. Not sure what I'll do with my dog's food yet. I want to change that too. One step at a time! 

And one last note, I don't remember where I read it, but a farmer did some experimenting with GMO food, and non-GMO food with his dog and pigs.  He would place two food containers down. One GMO food, one Non-GMO. EVERY TIME, whether it was the pigs, or the dogs, they would choose the NON-GMO food. Think about that!


Don't forget to hug your dog!

 

2 comments:

  1. that is scary. we're a nation of chemicals, aren't we?

    nice to see you again. :)

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  2. Yes Tex, we sure are. Fighting for healthy food, water and air. Thanks for stopping by. Oh And...eat GMO FREE.

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