|FDA represents an illusion of food safety while nutrition labels only tell half the story|
(NaturalNews) A powerful, knowledge-suppressing lobby exists in the US, and it has a stranglehold on the decision making of government officials who oversee food safety. This powerful industry alters the nature of food, patents the changes, profits en masse and then uses their monetary influence and control over the food supply to lobby for secrecy of their science.
There is virtually no transparency when it comes to genetically modified foods, for Americans that is. Under the current food secrecy laws, no American has the right to know how their food was made, whether it was grown with antibiotic glyphosate or whether it was genetically spliced with bacteria genes to create crops that produce insecticide. No one knows if the genetic sequence of a crop was rearranged in the lab or whether it's a naturally occurring crop. Americans eat in the dark, buying food blindly. In this way, Americans have become rats in cages, only allowed to eat the food that is subsidized, catered to them cheaply through the Grocery Manufacturers Association.
With no GMO labeling system, consumers can never really know how their health is affected, including allergic reactions
Genetically modified organisms now dominate America's processed food selection. Many traditionally healthy foods (like native corn) have been altered at the DNA level. It's difficult for Americans to understand exactly what they are eating today. Natural foods now have to be proven that they are real, instead of the other way around. The genetically changed foods should be the ones needing special labels. Why do we have to prove that a food is organic? It should be the other way around. Biotechnology corporations should be the one's labeling, denoting the genetic changes in their products' ingredients. Isn't this the ethical approach? How will consumers know if these altered foods are causing an allergy in their bodies? The human body may not agree with genetically rearranged, adulterated foods, so the possibility of a reaction is there. The GMO foods could be causing inflammation, changes in human gut ecology, but no one can really gauge this, because there are no labels denoting the biotech changes of food ingredients. No scientific connection or personal observation can be made. It's all a big secret, and the industry wants to keep it that way, making concerned consumers look like lunatic conspiracy theorists if they want to know more about the food that their eating.
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