Our real healthcare crisis: The devastating domino effect of GMO “Foods” and what you can do about it. ~ Jack Adam Weber

Via on Aug 5, 2011
Photo: Thierry Ehrmann

I have just learned more startling news about the dangers of GMO foods.

See the video below and click on the links to read some excellent articles about this. I beseech you to read these articles as soon as you can. You will be shocked and appalled. More importantly, you will gain invaluable information relevant to your health and beneficial to that of your family and friends.

Here is a sampling of information I gleaned from these articles:

Growing research has linked GMO foods to cancer, degenerative disease and birth defects, among other degenerative disorders such as arthritis and autoimmune disorders.

175 million acres of farmland in the US are now planted with GMO crops.

One human study found its subjects to have RoundUp-ready bacterial flora. The pesticide-producing gene spliced into GMO plants had transferred into the DNA of bacteria living inside their intestines—from eating even just one meal of GMO foods, such as GMO soybeans, at some time in their life. This could convert our otherwise beneficial flora into “living pesticide factories” for years to come even after we stop consuming GMO foods.

Read more here

Photo: De Cora

Monsanto and other biotech companies have bought out Congress and Federal regulatory agencies with campaign contributions and lobby donations, essentially forcing their lethal GMO products onto America, despite the fact that polls show that 85-95% of American consumers want mandatory labels on genetically engineered foods.

If a food label lists sugar as an ingredient and it doesn’t say it’s solely from cane, then it’s possible that some of the sugar comes from GMO sugar beets.

In India, Jeffrey Smith states, I visited one village where for seven to eight years they allowed their buffalo to graze on natural cotton plants without incident. But on January 3rd, 2008, they allowed their 13 buffalo to graze on Bt (GMO cotton, my insert) cotton plants for the first time. After just one day’s exposure, all died. The village also lost 26 goats and sheep.

Photo: Taken From Room 202

Time is of the essence to join forces to destabilize the GMO food industry by what the author and founder of the Organic Consumers Association is calling the Achilles’ heel of the Goliath biotech companies, companies such as Monsanto that are poisoning you, your family and generations to come in ways that you likely would never have imagined possible.

Read the full article here

As a holistic physician, my experience qualifies this onslaught on nature, and its devitalizing consequences on the foundational structures (air, water, soil, food quality) that support our physical, emotional and spiritual well being, as the major and most urgent (an insane) healthcare issue of our times.

Holistic medicine was founded on the cycles and wild wisdom of nature. When nature fails, or in this case collapses, holistic healthcare collapses with it.

As health-conscious citizens, most of us focus on personal health care and holistic lifestyle routines. While we are busy spinning our personal bliss bubbles, the monolithic mega-corporations—such as Monsanto and their GMO brigade—are undermining the very foundation of health and vitality of our entire planet.

Photo: De Cora

Read more about this here

Without the structures that support our basic health, the beneficial effects of our personal wellness practices are diminished, and may one day become relatively meaningless in the face of further environmental collapse. At the same time, whatever we can do to maintain our health from the inside out is, and will become, increasingly important as our exterior sources of nourishment and security decline.

If we practice and advocate yoga, meditation, organic gardening and holistic medicine, we must now become environmental activists in every way we can in order to truly support the essence of these practices. Our healthcare practice must now extend—as it never has before—to becoming passionate advocates and active supporters of natural health in the body of nature itself: our living Earth.

It is no longer enough that we simply live our conscious and healthy lives, work our human-oriented healing modality of choice, and call this our contribution to a better world. Each of us needs to begin, or continue, to educate ourselves and our loved ones about the current environmental realities. If we want to save humanity and build a viable future for our children, each of us now has to invest time, energy, resources and conscious effort into environmental protection.

This means making an effort, at every chance you get, to bring environmental awareness to anyone you interact with. It means acting to protect the land that you love. It means sacrificing convenience to support responsible businesses, and not to support irresponsible and dirty corporations with your dollar votes (purchases).

Photo: Aussiegall

Learn which foods have GMOs in them (you will be amazed at the pervasive use of GMOs in common foods; a link to a non-GMO shopping guide is linked in the responsible technology article mentioned above) and do not buy them!

Pick up a copy of pocket sized The Better World Handbook: Small Changes That Make a Big Difference to learn who the corporate angels and villains are.

If you don’t have time for this, you will likely soon be forced to have time for it. Begin to minimize your life. Cut out non-essentials of all kinds in order to free up resources, time and energy for the proactive and preventive measures we can now take to save our beloved planet and our loved ones.

For starters, plant a garden, and begin to sign all the petitions you can to support the brave groups out there fighting for sanity. I could bombard you with names and web-links but I won’t. There is enough information here and in the links above to get you fired up for a long time.

Just in case you are still lukewarm about GMOs, did you know that the Obama, Inc. now supports the planting of more than 50 national wildlife refuges with GMO crops in order to provide edible ground cover (such as Monsanto RoundUp-eady soy & corn) wildlife there?

Please share this information far and wide. If you do only one thing, please sign on to the campaign to bring down Monsanto.

Add to this the ongoing threats of radiation poisoning and Big Oil spills, and the obvious is even clearer: it’s time to join forces and raise some Cain, people. Let’s join together and begin this still peaceful yet fierce grassroots revolution in earnest, now. We must do this for our very lives. Put down the mug of New-Age ale, shake off the spiritual delirium, and get your earth-scrubs on!

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About Jack Weber

Jack Adam Weber lives in a thatched hut in the middle of his 5-acre organic farm on Hawaii’s Big Island, where he is happy to see no one for days. He dedicates himself to writing, gardening, practicing Chinese medicine and sacred activism. He has two published collections of poetry and two prose works en route. He integrates poetry, ancient wisdom, and always, personal experience, into passionate presentations on the subjects of awakening Deep Ecology, and living whole-heartedly. Visit his website at poetichealing.com.

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