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Why is wheat suddenly a problem?

GMO and health

In recent years we have heard so much about foods suddenly causing health issues.  Even I have thought more than once that some of these food intolerance problems are actually MEDIA INDUCED hypochondriac problems.  People have been eating these foods literally forever without issue after all.  But, once upon a time, all our food was completely natural.  For years now, scientists have been tinkering with genetics for a host of reasons.  Wheat is a good example.

DNA of plants is inherently so complex that the effects of manipulation genes cannot be fully understood.

The Human Genome Project has revealed that genetic engineering causes unpredictable and unknown disruptions.  Former Pro-GMO scientist Dr. Vrain states “Every scientist now learns that any gene can give more than one protein and that inserting a gene anywhere in a plant eventually creates rogue proteins.  Some of these proteins are obviously allergenic or toxic.”  

Genetic modification of food crops cannot, after all, be done in a specific, precise and predictable manner.  Modification may create what initially appears to have a desirable effect, but in fact creates cascading effects with adverse consequences.  Genetic modification is to date nothing more than an experiment, big AG should not be continuing to experiment with our food in the name of profit.

Corn, for example, has for many many years been engineered to produce its own insecticide.  The insecticide of course is consumed by both animals and humans.  It seems that the insecticide also leaches into soil and water, eventually directly affecting aquatic insects.

Crops modified to create their own insecticides has encouraged insects to develop resistance and in some cases immunity.  Seed inserted with the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis may have been planted in as much as 80 percent of cornfields.  Insect adaptation to GMO corn became enough of a problem that in 2015 the EPA felt the need to limit GMO corn grown in the US.  Widespread adaptation will require even heavier use of aggressive insecticides.  Similar effects are seen with weedkillers causing the adaption of super weeds, highly resistant to Round Up.

There are just so many potential issues that early studies have uncovered.  Genetic engineering may will be causing serious defects in plants, soil biology is likely being damaged, and modified genes have been shown to cross contaminate neighboring fields.  Furthermore, studies of the effects on human has only just begun outside of the United States.  Big AG has effectively prevented studies in the US.  

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