Animals Don’t Want to Eat GMOs, So Why Are We?
Saturday, July 18, 2009
GMOs, also known as genetically modified organisms, are created by injecting the DNA from one species into another species, creating genetic combinations that cannot occur in nature or through typical crossbreeding methods. For example, genes from an arctic flounder (which has natural "antifreezing" properties that protect it from the frigid waters) may be injected into tomato DNA to make a new breed that is more resistant to frost damage. It sounds like a sci-fi movie, but it’s reality. And, according to the FDA, over 75 percent of processed food in the United States may contain GMOs. Foods with genetically modified ingredients don’t have to be labeled, though, so you’re probably eating them every day without even knowing it.
What’s the big deal? No one knows for sure yet (because very little testing has been done – even though it’s been allowed to become nearly ubiquitous in our food supply). But, preliminary findings are disturbing, to say the least.
According to Jeffrey Smith, author of “Seeds of Deception”, in one of the first studies in the early 1990’s, rats were fed GM tomatoes. Actually, they refused to eat them, so they had to be force fed. And, rats aren’t the only animals who’ve declined a snack of GMOs. Smith says “eyewitness reports from all over North America describe how several types of animals, when given a choice, avoided eating GM food. These included cows, pigs, elk, deer, raccoons, squirrels, rats, and mice.”
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