We are the GMO Lab Rats

GMOs are now everywhere in the U.S. Approximately 92% of US corn and 94% of US soybeans are genetically engineered. What does it mean to be “genetically engineered?” It means that genes from other organisms have been spliced into the DNA of something else. Our corn, soybeans and potatoes now contain DNA from bacteria, tomatoes are being produced with flounder DNA, etc., etc. It is estimated that 75% of all processed foods on our grocery store shelves now contain some form of GMO ingredients. (1)

Have you noticed that there’s nothing on the labels that would let you know that? Monsanto and the other big players in GMO food are afraid we wouldn’t want to eat it if we knew where it was, so a huge campaign of secrecy has been funded by these multi-billion dollar companies. In addition to funding opposition to state referendums requiring GMO labeling, ($18 Million in Oregon & over $44 million in California – 2) their lobbyists in Washington have managed to get a bill passed in the House (H.R.1599) that prohibits states from passing ‘right to know” legislation..

In a classic case of political doublespeak, the bill was entitled the “Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014” It was renamed more accurately by its opponents the DARK act – “Deny Americans the Right to Know.” So, what is it that these companies don’t want you to think about?

Our FDA operates under the “substantially equivalent” criteria. This means that if a GMO crop contains comparable amounts of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, etc. as a non-GMO crop, it is the same in the FDA’s eyes and thus requires no safety testing. Much of the rest of the world (over 60 countries) operates from the UN and WHO’s Codex Alimenatarius Commission position, which declared that all GMO food is required to go through rigorous safety testing. But not in the good old USA. Funny how GMO seeds can be “the same” when it comes to our health, but unique enough to be “patentable” when it comes to corporate profits.

As a matter of fact, President Obama promised in 2007 (3) that he would mandate GMO labeling if he became President. Instead, Obama appointed former Monsanto lawyer Michael Taylor the “Deputy Commissioner of Foods” in 2009. Are we seeing a pattern here yet?

So what’s the big deal? Decide for yourself. Here’s just one example: Soy proteins are in almost every form of baby formula on the US market. 94% of US soybeans are GMO. These soybeans began to be introduced to the market in the 90’s. Autism Spectrum Disorders now occur in ten times as many of our children as happened in studies done before 1990. (4) Other sources say that figure has gone from 3 in 10,000 before 1990 to 1 in 100 now. (5) Are these dates and figures related? Thanks to things like the “DARK” Act, we’ll never know, will we?

Luckily for us, it would seem that the folks who developed the “Frankenfish” GMO salmon didn’t have the funds necessary to lobby a “DARK Fish” Act. On page 106 of the latest Omnibus Spending Bill just passed, lawmakers instructed the Food and Drug Administration to forbid the sale of the genetically engineered salmon until the agency puts in place labeling guidelines and “a program to disclose to consumers” whether a fish has been genetically altered. (6)

What do I want your takeaway to be from this newsletter? Be very careful about what goes into your body. Just because there isn’t a big red sticker on something screaming “DANGER!” doesn’t mean that it is safe. The dangers may be in the fine print or may not be disclosed at all. Ours is becoming an increasingly toxic world. We all need to think a lot more about our health that we used to have to.

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1. http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org/issues/311/ge-foods/about-ge-foods#
2. http://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/2015/07/30/dont-stop-states-from-passing-gmo-labeling-laws
3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqaaB6NE1TI&feature=youtu.be
4. http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/news/20021231/cdc-autism-rates-higher-than-thought
5. http://www.ageofautism.com/2009/12/cdc-study-expected-to-announce-1-in-100-autism-ratea-startling-50-jump-in-just-.html
6. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/12/17/congress-to-fda-no-genetically-engineered-salmon-in-supermarkets-unless-it-is-labeled/

Psychotropic Drugs and Mass Shootings – Connected?

The San Bernadino slaughter is now known to have been a terrorist attack. But what about all of the others?

There is a growing body of evidence that the widespread use of psychotropic drugs is somehow connected to the growing rash of mass shootings in the United States. How widespread are we talking about? The latest figure I can find is $70 billion in sales for 2010.  It is estimated that more that 20% of the population now regularly takes psychotropic (mind-altering) drugs prescribed by their physicians.

What qualifies as a psychotropic drug? These are pharmaceuticals that are designed to change behavior or mood: depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, OCD, ADD/ADHD, etc. When someone takes an occasional Valium for muscle spasms in their back, it isn’t classified as psychotropic use. When someone takes it every day for anxiety relief, it is.

What’s the connection to mass shootings? The time line. Back in the 50’s there were basically no psychotropic drugs and no mass shootings. There were plenty of guns around, so that wasn’t it. You could buy anything you wanted by simply mailing a check in. I owned a rifle and a pistol by the time I was 14 (1968) but I only shot tin cans and bottles – no people.

In the 60’s, Valium was so new that the Rolling Stone’s had a hit song about “Mother’s Little Helper.” Sales were so good that pharmaceutical manufacturers saw the profit potential and started cranking out their own ways to manage people’s ‘feelings.’ How profitable are they? Thirty of the ‘latest/greatest’ psychotropic Abilify will cost you $1000. That’s for 30 tiny pills. A one-month supply. No wonder sales of that drug alone topped $7 Billion last year.

As time past, these drugs became stronger and use became more widespread. Now it seems that more hyperactive kids are being given Ritalin that “time outs.” It took a Federal Law to stop school systems from forcing parents to drug their children by withholding education from those children if they aren’t drugged.

So now, in 2015, over 20% of people from 6 years old up are being given psychotropic drugs that have become “the standard of care” as a result of pharmaceutical company sales tactics that label any behavior or mood outside of some idyllic “norm” a newly created “disease.”

Author Diane McGuinness said it beautifully in The Limits of Biological Treatments for Psychological Distress – “The past 25 years has led to a phenomenon almost unique in history. Methodologically rigorous research . . . indicates that ADD [Attention Deficit Disorder] and hyperactivity as “syndromes” simply do not exist. We have invented a disease, given it medical sanction, and now must disown it.”

How’s that related to mass shootings? As the use of psychotropic drugs has increased, so has the incidence of mass shootings. Let’s take a look at some of the known side effects of these drugs.

Suicidal and/or violent behavior, sexual dysfunction, manic behavior, crying spells, insomnia – just to name a few. There’s also nausea, vertigo, an increased risk of diabetes, etc., but those aren’t pertinent to this conversation. What is pertinent is what we know about these shooters:

Eric Harris, 17, Columbine HS – Zoloft and Luvox. His partner’s records are sealed.
13 dead (+ the 2 shooters), 23 others wounded.

Adam Lanza, 20, Sandy Hook Elementary – Lexapro and Celexa
27 murdered + his own suicide.

Jeff Weiss, 16, Red Lake HS – Prozac
10 dead, 12 wounded

Aaron Alexis, 34, Washington Navy Yard – Trazadone
13 dead (including Aaron), 3 wounded

The list could go on and one, but I think I’ve made my point. Dr. Peter Breggin, MD Psychiatrist spells it out in this video as well:

The takeaway I’d like you to have is this: Even though psychotropic drugs have become common and accepted as the “standard of care”, don’t forget that their purpose is to change brain chemistry by use of chemicals that are completely foreign to the human body. The reaction you may have is completely unknown. If you, or your children, or your grandchildren are prescribed these medications, please remember to be cautious. Be very cautious.