The Future of Genetically Modified Food

By | June 24, 2013

The Future of Genetically Modified Food

I hear a lot of discussion these days on genetically modified food and the labeling of products in the grocery store.  It does make me think about the future of genetically modified food as more and more individuals realize how damaging these foods are to our health.  This is a concern for me because so many individuals who are gluten free living tend to eat the gluten free packaged products containing the genetically modified food ingredients. I also know most of you who read this post today will not watch the video because it is 17:39 minutes in length.

genetically modified food

So very quickly I will go over some of the important points I realized in watching it.  Genetically modified food has only been around 25 years or so.  The reason they came to be is because farmers were having such a problem with weeds.  They were overwhelming the industry according to the speaker Dr. Thierry Vrain.  This is how engineered crops came to be.

At 1:12 you will be asked to imagine about a  Magic Herbicides (Ht), just like water that can be sprayed over the crop,killing all the weeks and yet not the crop!  At 2:00 you again will be asked to imagine the same company develops a Magic Insecticide (Bt), you don’t have to worry about pests the insecticide is build right into the crops, no need to spray anymore.

At 4:08 Dr. Vrain begins to explains how genetically modified food came to be.  Taking DNA from one organism and put it in the plants. It looks like corn, tastes like corn however it was never tested for any problems.  There are problems that have come up.

Genetically Modified Foods The Problems

  • Superweeds are discussed at 5:09 they are resistant to herbicides.  Now there are 38 species of superweeds.  1/2 the acreage in the U.S is infested with superweeds.  Insecticides – the insect are resistant to these and they contaminate the environment.
  • Contamination are discussed at 6:34 – of the environment.  A farmer growing genetically modified food and a farmer growing organic food for sure the genetically modified food pollen with contaminate the organic crops
  • Genetic pollution – 7:29- the genes engineered into the crop can move from one crop next to it called “Lateral Gene Transfer”.  He says if a human eats genetically modified food like corn or soy for example the DNA shows up in the bacteria in the gut, (Antibiotic Resistance)
  • Allergens and Toxic Proteins – 9:43-  quite alarming – a must watch 11:22 – “In 1996 the research scientists of the FDA, predicited that engineered foods would contain rogue proteins that could be toxins, cause allergens and nutritional deficiencies and other diseases”.  At 14:44 – “Bt and Ht corn, Ht soybean and Ht canola all have variant proteins different from what biotech industry reports”. – Institutte of Public Health, Brussels, Begium, At 15:21 – “Bt corn causes anaphylactic response.” – Journal of Immunology 15:45 “Rats fed RoundUp Ready corn have damaged livers and kidneys.” – Food and Chemical Toxicology, 15:47 – “Mice fed soy have damaged testicles, uterus and ovaries.” – European Journal of Histochemistry

If you are interested here is the video:


What is completely sad is the chemical industry is creating more herbicides – ie: new RoundUp

These are not water based products and “The impact on the body is insidious and manifests SLOWLY over time as inflammation damages cellular systems throughout the body”.

Dr. Vrain’s final words in this message are this, ” The future of agriculture is not engineering”.

How do you feel about the topic of genetically modified food?  Do you consider this when you are purchasing your food?  I do! Are you growing any of your own food because of your concern?

Let today be your day!  Talk soon,

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10 thoughts on “The Future of Genetically Modified Food

  1. Debra Jason

    I don’t have a yard so I don’t grow my own food, but it would be nice, when shopping, to know what I’m buying. Seems more & more foods are affected by GMO and we deserve the right to know what we’re putting in our bodies.
    Thanks. ~Debra

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Very true Debra. The easiest way to get our foods labelled with the info regarding GMO is in our purchase power. We know today that corn, soybean, canola are 3 that are GMO and in much of the packaged, processed, cheap, subsidized crops. Thanks for connecting. Let me know if I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

  2. Erin Hatton

    Scary stuff, and very difficult to wade through. Thanks for sharing, and for taking the time to sum up the video.

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Food quality and what we are eating is a huge issue and best to work through it one step, one change at a time for real success. Thanks for connecting. Let me know if I can help. Wendy

  3. Bonnie Gean

    I knew there were some problems, but I didn’t know they were this extreme. I think we should eat less store bought food… but then again, if they’re pretreating these plants is it really wise to grow our own?

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Yes there are huge problems with our food. Staying away from all corn, soybean, cotton, canola is a really great start in making changes to the foods you purchase and eat. Remembering corn and soybean and canola are pretty much all that is in packaged, processed foods! Let me know if I can help. Best Regards, Wendy

  4. Jan Kearney

    The whole GM thing isn’t as prevelant here in the UK as it is over in the States – but still a very scary prospect. Our Environment Secretary said a few days ago the UK and EU risk being left behind when it comes to GM food – we simply don’t grow it much. He said GM was safer than conventional food!
    Consumers need to make informed decisions and care what they eat too.

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      It is frightening what is being said of GM food. Not safer, not better. Thanks for connecting.

  5. Joy Healey

    Thanks for a very informative article, and for summing up the GM situation so well.

    The animal effects of GM food that you mention are alarming.



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